The Casa de Las Tejerinas, in Estepona’s Plaza de las Flores, will host an exhibition of paintings by the Estepona based Polish artist, Krzysztof Kosowski, a member of the Association of Mouth and Foot Painters, APBP.
The exhibition will be inaugurated on the 15th of November at 7 pm, and can be visited until November 29 from Tuesday to Friday, 8 am to 8 pm, and Saturdays 9 am to 2 pm and 4 pm to 8 pm, with free access. Closed Monday.
The APBP is dedicated to the sale of cards, calendars, diaries, sheets or puzzles, among other products, made from reproductions of the work of artists who, due to their physical disability, whether due to illness or accidents, cannot use their hands and paint with their mouth or feet.
Their desire to improve their technique and quality of their paintings, so buying their items, not only offers them their financial support, but also recognition, which gives them a sense of purpose and achievement.
Krzysztof Kosowski was born in 1963 in a town in northern Poland. In 1972 he suffered severe burns in an accident caused by a high-voltage electric shock and, as a result, both arms had to be amputated. From 1978 he went to the School of Wroclaw and then to university, where he studied Art History for two years. Shortly after his accident he began painting with his mouth. Since 1985 he devoted himself more intensely to painting done with his mouth and feett, being self-taught. In 1988 he was accepted as a fellow in the VDMFK Association. In 2010 he became an Associate Member and since 2015 he is a full member.
Alongside his painting, Krzysztof devotes his time to other activities, such as music, orientalism and the great religions of the world.
His favorite techniques are oil, mixed media, watercolor and Chinese ink, and the favourite themes of his works are fantasy and fairy tales. During his artistic career he has presented his works several times in individual and collective exhibitions, organized in Poland and other places such as Krakow, Warsaw, Prague, Budapest, Vienna, Barcelona or Norway.
Since 2017 he has lived in Estepona with his family, where he says he has found a place of inspiration to develop his art and creativity.