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The Korzeniak's Fine Art are shown in galleries, cultural centers, Jewish Institutions Jewish Museums, and public & private collections in: Israel, Canada, USA, Mexico, France, Brasil, England, Argentina and Uruguay. Korzeniak was born in Uruguay in 1971. Studying and researching Art, especially Contemporary & Jewish Art, Graphic Design, Photography, Art History, Sculpture, Painting, Engraving, Music and new technologies on Digital Graphics since 1979. Starts art studies in Montevideo, Uruguay at the Art Studio of the painters Clever Lara and Arditti, Berta Fernandez Musical Centerand with the violinist Liber Fernandez, and later intensifies art studies through travels to museums in all the World.

Since 1996 is Coordinator and Head of Computing Graphics Department of Ort University of Uruguay. Since 1998 is Proffesor at the Design School, and Architecture School of ORT University of Uruguay in the areas of Design, Arts & Graphic Tools.

Since 2001 Korzeniak is member of the "Uruguay Cultural Foundation for the Arts", Washington DC, USA.

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Bernardo Korzeniak, an artist from Uruguay who is being featured in "Postmodern Tendencies" an exhibition at SAI Gallery in SoHo.
Bernardo Korzeniak's semi-abstract, mixed media paintings incorporate oil, collage and other media. His versatile subject matter is mostly inspired by ordinary objects, Jewish traditional scenes, including musical instruments, lanscapes, the human form, and still life. Korzeniak's innovative approach and interpretation of these images make his art extraordinary. He employs structural variations of geometric forms and cubist distortions. Also, through the use of transparent layers of materials, varied textures and tonal ranges, the works of art transcend their subjects. They resonate a multi-level thought-process that fuses imagination with technical knowledge. Many of his images suggest windows and appear as metaphors for looking through many levels of interpretations. His rhythmic works activate the mind and eye of the viewer.

Papp Gallery
594 Broadway, SoHo, New York, USA.

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THE SUBTLE EQUILIBRIUM OF FORMS AND SYMBOLS
Manuel Neves, Art critic, Uruguay, Sept 2003

Korzeniak's paintings are images created of the intertwine of signs ans symbols that contain a fine mesh of mythical narrations. The plastic construction is also a rich combination of textures of diferent materials. Possible significance grows of the intersection of those materials. The series "MALAJIM" (Angels in Hebrew) is an example of construction starting at the intertwining of symbolic forms and universal signs, adopting forms as a fish where other fishes nestle, the sensual silhouette of a violin or the sinuous curve of "HAMSA". These symbols combine with others widely recognizable and with Hebrew. They supply a sensive message for the current times. It could also be said that artist's constructions are self-portraits, not because it represent morphologically his image or face, but rather the images allude to his character in a profound human sence.

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It is said that the work of a painter is the light of his soul. As a Jewish painter, my Neshamah (soul in Hebrew) could not but reflect the light of so many teachings about life and Jewish traditions learnt from my parents and Jewish studies. My works are the result of analysis and permanent investigations on themes of Hebrew symbology and kabalistic concepts from where emerge images of the fabric of signs and symbols contained in a web of personal narrations.

The process of creation

After reflecting and investigating each theme, I start the search of materials I could use for my work.
Fabrics, specially transparent and laces, give me sensation of antique, of history as well as give transparency and connotation of lightness. Because of this, I generally apply this type of material to the upper part of the composition, leaving an area on the picture where the eye of the observer can find an area of rest as well as rich in textures. On the rest of the work, I would use papers of different textures and specially Israeli periodicals in Hebrew, giving an interesting texture and also a conceptual element. Finally, in my compositions appear important symbols that identify the Jewish culture and at the same time identify me at my most intimate, such as: The city of Jerusalem, The glass of wine, The Challah, The violin, Talit, Hamza, The Jewish wedding, among others. It could be said that these plastic constructions are self-portraits, not because they represent morphologicly my physical characteristic, but because the images created speak of my person in a profund and intimate sense, of my Neshamah.

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Glance at a canvas of Bernardo Korzeniak and you'll find a intense exploration of jewish identity in muted tones. A dream-like Jerusalem cityscape, crafted from paint and scraps of Hebrew-language newspapers, perches above its ancient walls. An ornamented Hamsa (hand amulet), upon closer inspection, transforms itself into a school od a fish and a cluster of letters. The artist use Hebrew newspapers in collages they lend a deeper, stronger symbolism to the theme he is rendering. He has incorporated the mystical world of kabaalah into his art, his depiction of fish inside other fish. His "Resurgimiento" (Revival) has hung in the AMIA building of Buenos Aires since this jewish community center was reconstructed after a terrorist bomb leveled it in the mid-'90s.

Washington Jewish Week , Sept 2003. Paula Amann

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His art is a sensibility commited totally to symmetry, to a sense of beauty which has largely departed from much contemporary art, which he reintroduces with seeming effortlessness and can make us believe is achievable through the sheer conviction of his approach. "See", his work seems to be telling us, "the world truly is manageable!". One Should always be thankful for artist such as Bernard Korzeniak, who renew our faith in a final harmony, a unified world, a dream of oneness. ARTSPEAK NEW YORK, Jan 98.

Korzeniak at ART Shangai 2011

Contemporary Art of Bernard Korzeniak at Art-Shanghai 2011China


J
ust stand, and let one "Shalom" of Bernard Korzeniak wrap and envelop your mind. Let the rhymes of his brush talk to you about parallel orders of letter and colour, that recite the infinite dimensions of the labyrinth of life. "Shalom", in Hebrew, will find its root in "Shalem", that means "complete". The Hebrew Shalom disregards leaving anything of this world outward: it isn't built through the extinction of the evil forces, but through their conversion to the right, through their turning into good. Just stand in front of Bernard's "Shalom", attend to it's symphony, and learn the harmonic rhythm of a world that pulses in plenitude. Shalom is the greatest responsibility of the Jewish artist. Bor-e Olam created the world, and lent to it form and substance. Finally, He created Adam to have him complete the work, to have him connect and reunify up and down, matter and spirit, and produce Shalom. daniEL I. Ginerman, Jerusalem, Israel 2006

The Korzeniak's Jewish Art Gallery


The Korzeniak's Contemporary Art Gallery

"The hug" / "El abrazo"
Mix media oil & collage on canvas 24"X20" / 60X50cm

"Blue Dream "/"Sueño Azul", Mix media oil & collage on wood 24"X20" / 60X50cm

"Maternity"
Mix media oil & collage on wood 36"X28" / 90X70cm

"Proportions"
Mix media oil & collage on canvas 48"X40" / 120X100cm

"Recostada I"
Mix media oil & collage on canvas 24"X20" / 60X50cm

"Cought / Atrapado "
Mix media oil & collage on wood 36"X28" / 90X70cm

"Moving"
Mix media oil & collage on canvas 68"X48" / 170X120cm

"Sentada"
Mix media oil & collage on canvas 24"X20" / 60X50cm

"Landscape"
Mix media oil & collage on canvas 16"X12" / 40X30cm

"Blue"
Mix media oil & collage on canvas 28"X24" / 70X60cm

"Art"
Mix media oil & collage on wood 12"X30" / 30X22cm

"Recostada II"
Mix media oil & collage on canvas 20"X16" / 50X40cm


Biography & Exhibitions

The Korzeniak's Fine Art are shown in galleries, cultural centers, Jewish Institutions Jewish Museums, and public & private collections in: Israel, Canada, USA, Mexico, France, Brasil, England, Argentina and Uruguay. Korzeniak was born in Uruguay 1971. Studying and researching Art, especially Jewish Art, Graphic Design, Architecture, Photography, Art History, Sculpture, Painting, Engraving, Music and new technologies on Digital Graphics since 1979. Starts art studies in Montevideo, Uruguay at the Clever Lara Art Studio, Arditti Studio Art Club, Berta Fernandez Musical Center, Violinist Liber Fernandez, and later intensifies art studies through travels to museums in all the World. Korzeniak is Music Profesor playing several instruments. Since 1996 is Coordinator and Head of Computing Graphics Department of Ort University of Uruguay. Since 1998 is Proffesor at the Design School, and Architecture School of ORT University of Uruguay in the areas of Design, Arts & Graphic Tools.
Since 2001 Korzeniak is member of the "Uruguay Cultural Foundation for the Arts", Washington DC, USA.

2011 ART-SHANGHAI, China. Latinamerican Pabillion (MORE)

2009 Festival de Cine Judio, CONRAD Resort, Punta del Este, Uruguay.

2008 Coexistance exhibition, International Jewish Film Festival, Punta del Este, Uruguay (MORE)

2007 Ochre Gallery, Melbourne, Australia (MORE)

2007 Solo Exhibition at B'nai B'rith of Uruguay, "60 years of Israel State" (MORE)

2007 Baiksong Art Gallery, Seul, Korea (MORE)

2007 Solo Exhibition at BET-EL Community, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2007 Sala de Artes de la Liga de Fomento de Punta del Este, Maldonado, Uruguay, en el marco del "IV Festival Internacional de Cine Judío"

2006 Exhibition "Jewish Pictorial Harmoni" in The Shul, Miami, USA, sponsored by Citibank, Consulate General of Uruguay in Miami, Consulate General of Argentina en Miami, Florida Israel Cultural Institute, Michael Ann Rusell JCC & Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center.

2005 "A Hebraica Art Gallery ", Hebraica Sao Paulo, Brasil

2005 Solo exhibition at Perry Gallery, Binghamton, New York, USA.

2004 Solo exhibition at Hillel Schusterman International Center, Ann Loeb Bronfman Arts Pavilion, Washington DC. Sponsored by the Uruguay Cultural Foundation for the Arts and de Embassy of Uruguay in USA.

2004 Bodzin Art Gallery, Jewish Community Center of North Virginia. Sponsored by the Uruguay Cultural Foundation for the Arts and de Embassy of Uruguay in USA.

2004 Uruguayan Embassy. Washington, DC. USA. Spo nsored by the Uruguay Cultural Foundation for the Arts and de Embassy of Uruguay in USA.

2003 Alliance Francaise, Uruguay.Sponsored by the Embassy of France, Alliance Francaise and the Culture and Education Ministry of Uruguay.

2003 Uruguayan Embassy. Washington, DC. USA. Sponsored by the Uruguay Cultural Foundation for the Arts and de Embassy of Uruguay in USA.

2002 Uruguayan Embassy. Washington, DC. USA. Sponsored by the Uruguay Cultural Foundation for the Arts and de Embassy of Uruguay in USA.

2002 Solo exhibition at ORT University in Uruguay.

2000 Conrad Hilton Resort Hotel. Punta del Este, Uruguay.

1998 Solo exhibition at SAI Gallery, Inc. Soho, New York City, USA.

1998 Solo exhibition at B'nai B'rith Art Gallery, Uruguay. "50 years of Israel State".

1998 Kavehaz Cafe Gallery. New York, USA.

1998 Amadeus Gallery. New York, USA.

1998 Solo exhibition at Cultural Center."La Paloma", Rocha, Uruguay

1998 Solo exhibition at NCI of Uruguay.

1997 Solo exhibition at SAI Gallery, Inc. Soho. New York, USA.

1997 Monzon Gallery. Tel-Aviv, Israel.

1997 Monzon Gallery. Jerusalem, Israel.

1996 Montevideo Shopping Center. "Jerusalem 3000". Galeria Latina. Uruguay.

1996 Solo exhibition. "Teatro del Circulo". Montevideo, Uruguay.

1996 "Salon de Pintura Maritima". Club Naval. Montevideo, Uruguay.

1996 Cultural Space "Specia". Montevideo, Uruguay.

1996 Parque Hotel. Salon Rotario de Artes Plasticas. Montevideo, Uruguay.

1995 Solo exhibition. Arcobaleno. Punta del Este, Uruguay.

1995 Solo exhibition. Cultural Center "La Paloma". Rocha, Uruguay.

1995 "Paseo de la Matriz" Art Gallery. Montevideo, Uruguay.

1995 B'nai B'rith Art Gallery. Montevideo, Uruguay.

1995 "Maritime Painting Salon". National Naval Club. Montevideo, Uruguay.

1995 "Lara's Atelier 20 Years". Montevideo City Hall.

1994 "Salto Fifth Biennial Visual Arts". National Fine Arts Museum. Salto, Uruguay.

1994 "Maritime Painting Salon" National Naval Club. Montevideo, Uruguay.

1994 Carrasco Naval Club. Montevideo, Uruguay.

1993 "XII Fine Arts Lions Salon". National Library. Montevideo, Uruguay.

1992 "XI Fine Arts Salon" National Library. Montevideo, Uruguay.

1992 Solo exhibition. B'nai B'rith Art Gallery. Montevideo, Uruguay.

1990 "X Fine Arts Lions Salon". Montevideo, Uruguay.

1990 B'nai B'rith Art Gallery. Montevideo, Uruguay.

1990 Solo exhibition. Rocha, Uruguay.

If you are looking for an investment in fine arts, you are in the correct site, contact me, you will receive your painting at your home in 72 hrs in any place in the world you are.

To contact BERNARD KORZENIAK write to:
bernard.korzeniak@gmail.com