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Krzysztof Iwin
Gdansk, Poland

Krzysztof Iwin is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, Poland. His body of work is largely figurative with elements of surrealism. Showing frozen fragments of a reality that does not exist, Krzysztof attempts to capture the menacing, sometimes macabre beauty of the search for meaning.

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Orbit
by KRZYSZTOF IWIN


Oil painting on stretched linen
One-of-a-kind
Signed on front and back
2009

16.14" h x 12.99" w x 1" d
2 lbs. 0 oz.

$1,325


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Oil painting

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Stretched linen

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