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ARTISTS | Waldemar Kolbusz


With a practice that alternates between abstract and more figurative painting, Waldemar Kolbusz’ works come naturally charged with a high energy. His large brightly coloured canvases pulsate and move, allowing a rich engagement with the works. He has always worked in a fluid way, often resolving numerous paintings simultaneously, and whilst a significant shift in thinking is required for different genres, his cerebral approach allows him to do both. It informs and nourishes the work; allowing freedom in the figurative works and giving shape to the abstract.

Kolbusz’ paintings have been commissioned for major projects Australia-wide and collected nationally and internationally. His works are included in corporate collections around the country.




For the chance of it | Waldemar Kolbusz

For his debut exhibition at Gallerysmith, Waldemar Kolbusz brings together an exhilarating new body of paintings inspired by both his recent travels and experiences closer to home.
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Waldemar Kolbusz
born 1969, lives Perth, WA


2019 – Bachelor of Visual Culture + Digital Design, Curtin University, WA

1987   Bachelor of Arts (visual arts major), University of WA


Gallerysmith, MELBOURNE 2020

Aptos Cruz Galleries, ADELAIDE 2011, 2014, 2016, 2018

Cat Street Gallery, HONG KONG, 2013, 2014, 2015

Flinders Lane Gallery, MELBOURNE 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019

Richard Martin Art, SYDNEY 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Gunyulgup Galleries, MARGARET RIVER 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Anthea Polson Art, GOLD COAST 2011

Libby Edwards Galleries, SYDNEY 2002, 2003, MELBOURNE 2002, 2003, BRISBANE 2009

Axia Modern Art, MELBOURNE 2008, 2009, 2010

Maunsell Wickes at Barry Stern, SYDNEY 2007

Mahoneys Galleries, MELBOURNE 2006

Barry Stern Galleries, SYDNEY 2005, 2006

Indigo Arts, SINGAPORE 2001

Warren De Maria Gallery, SYDNEY 1999, 2000

Gadfly Gallery, PERTH 1996, 1997


Royal Perth Art Prize, 2017, 2018

Denfair, Melbourne 2016, 2017

Wangaratta Art Gallery 2015

Melbourne Art Fair, 2014

Greenhill Gallery, PERTH 2012

Richard Martin Art, SYDNEY 2009

Momentous Arts, SINGAPORE 2008

Axia Modern Art, MELBOURNE 2007

Amelia Johnson Contemporary, HONG KONG 2005

Agora Gallery, NEW YORK 2003

Galerie Martini, HONG KONG 2003

Code Red Art, PERTH 1998


STM, HOTLIST 2019, Jan 20, 2019, p6
Ex. Cat. essay, Bonanza by Phe Luxford 2017
Adelaide Review, FORM, July 2018
Ex. Cat. essay, Rudiment by Kate Britton 2015
Home Journal, Hong Kong, May 2105, p68
Belle Magazine, “Stirred, not Shaken”, Jan 2015, p135
The Tailored Interior, by Greg Natale, 2015 p206
The AGE, by Robert Nelson ARTS review, Wed Mar 11, 2015
Adelaide Review, FORM Magazine cover + pp1-4, April 2013
Harper’s Bazaar Australia, cover, November 2012
Gold Coast Bulletin, ArtWorld, “Out of Control” by Marina St Martin, Sept 24, 2011, p23
Look – Art Gallery Society of NSW 0610
Art Almanac, June 2010, p161
Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum, June 12, 2010, p18
Australian Art Collector, Issue 51, Jan-Mar 2010, p341
The Age A2, Sept 26, p22 review by Dan Rule
Artist Profile Magazine, Must See, Spring 08, issue 5, p96
Art Almanac, Profiles, November 2008, p215
ArtsBeat Magazine Singapore, “Encounters with Abstraction”, Oct 18, 2008, p17
I-S Magazine Singapore, ART+, Oct 18, 2008
Australian Art Collector, Feb-Mar 2008
The Melbourne Weekly, Mar 5, 2008, UPFRONT p3
Belle, Apr/May 2006, pp 120-127
Box Magazine, Vol 009, Dec 2005, pp 29-34
I-S Magazine, SINGAPORE, #240, “Understanding Abstract”, Melissa De Silva, Jan 28, 2005, p18
Gallery and Studio, NEW YORK, “Waldemar Kolbusz Extends A Great PainterlyTradition”, Byron Coleman, Feb-Mar 2004, p9
Monument, #59, Feb-Mar 2004, pp67, 69
House and Garden, Dec 2003, pp 96-101
The Age, Domain, April 9, 2003, p3
Vogue Living, Oct-Nov, 2002, p132
The West Australian Magazine, Aug 18, 2001, p6
ISH – Singapore, 2001 issue 2.5, p118-119
The Business Times, Singapore, Apr 7, 2001, The Arts EL2
The Straits Times, Singapore, Apr 2, 2001, pL2
Square Rooms – Singapore, Mar-Apr 2001, p18
Vogue, Leigh-Ann Pow, July 2000, pp76-78
The Sunday Times, Candice Silverman, June 4, 2000, ARTS p10
Marie Claire, June 2000, p89
She, Australia, June 2000, p115
The Sun Herald, Timeout, April 9, 2000
Fresh, April/May, 2000
The Weekend Australian, April 8-9, 2000


Wangarratta Regional Art Gallery

Insurance Commission of WA

Mirvac Fini Group Australia

IBM, Perth

CROWN, Perth


Duxton Hotel, Melbourne

Four Seasons Hotel, Macau

Clayton Utz


Broome Regional Hospital (Boardroom)

CROWN Metropole, Melbourne

City of Stirling Collection

Balthazar Restaurant, Perth

Paspale Pearls, Director’s Collection

303 Advertising

ES Bank (Singapore) Ltd

Singapore Technologies, Singapore

Scenic Tours, Europe

Harvey Norman Commercial Division, Sydney

Capital and Residential Ltd, Singapore

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