Krzysztof Mężyk (born 1984) is a graduate of the Painting Faculty at the Fine Arts Academy in Cracow and a radical abstractionist. His painting practice is based on a theoretical frame, in which the Latin term qualia plays the crucial part. The term refers to individual instances of subjective, conscious experience.
Mężyk concentrates on purely painterly issues – his works are studies of light and colour, which is the reason why they are often associated with the Polish school of colourism. They are always thoughtfully composed, which can be seen in comparison with series of preliminary sketches.
He took part in most important group exhibitions in Poland in recent years, such as “As You Can See. Polish Art Today” at Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw and “Pure Formality” at the Labirynt Gallery in Lublin. In 2014, his solo show “States Of Mind” took place at the Contemporary Museum in Wrocław. His individual exhibitions were also presented at, among others, BWA in Nowy Sącz and Dawid Radziszewski Gallery in Warsaw.