“Kolbusz - who is exhibited and collected nationally and internationally - creates deeply expressionistic work which penetrates sense of place, time and space to evoke a feeling and provoke in his audience an involved and sincere response. It is this inimitable clarity and pureness of expression that sets apart his decidedly sophisticated body of work.”
Fiona Kalaf Chairperson for the Board of the Art Gallery of WA 2010
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oil on linen 183X101CM
“Perth-based Waldemar Kolbusz creates jewell-hued, nonrepresentational images that are intrinsically satisfying. Kolbusz’ language of pure abstraction speaks fluently to the senses. Geometry and gesture converge in a symphony of hypnotic brilliant hues, luminous glazes, earthly dark stains, splashes and trickles.
Those hovering, ragged shapes of saturated colour do indeed trigger powerful emotional responses, but there is also a cognitive pleasure to be had in lingering over Kolbusz’ chromatic orchestrations.”
Jackqueline Houghton - Anthea Polson Art SQUEEZEBOX
oil on linen 153X101CM
oil on linen 122X122CM
Looking at the work of Waldemar Kolbusz and one can sense that here the act of painting engenders pictorial discovery. Process becomes adventure as in the spirit of abstract expressionism, he abandons ties to painterly conventions and sets out to find his own path and generate an individual visual language.
Marguerite Brown Flinders Lane Gallery Melbourne, 2014
oil on linen 183X101CM
“There’s a lovely fragility of line and texture that permeates Waldemar Kolbusz's otherwise bold, abstract expressionist paintings. The Perth-born artist eschews crooked slabs of saturated colour with brittle etches and scratches, sponged texture and bleeding streams of excess paint. Indeed, Kolbusz's paintings may be void of figuration but they're unyieldingly redolent.”
Dan Rule THE AGE, Melbourne 2009
oil on linen 152X122CM
“The light continues to resonate through the paintings by Waldemar Kolbusz. His endless energy and tireless passion have permeated into our community, sharing an aesthetic vibration of contemporary society.
Within the pure language of abstraction, his language of colour, light and texture combine to produce art that screams, pulses, pushes, pulls, lulls and cools. The artist creates canvases that speak fluently to the senses."
Caroline Dettmer 1998
oil on linen 152x152cm
"Lyrical and lofty, Kolbusz’s abstract paintings are made of lozenge-like patches of colour. They pulsate and breathe, awakening the senses to their hypnotic post-painterly aesthetic."
Courtney Kidd SYDNEY MORNING HERALD 2000
oil on linen 183x183cm
“...one of Australia’s most exciting art talents.”
Megan Morton BELLE 2006
Warm Spell 2020
oil on linen 122X152CM
“Kolbusz has become a critically acclaimed young artist with an innate sense of colour and space.”
“His aesthetic is bold and unabashed with a brash confidence that belies the number of years he has been in the profession and his gentle modesty. And always, his use and understanding of colour is paramount.”
“Kolbusz’s canvases stop people in their tracks, and remaining ignorant of his work is getting even harder.”
Leigh-Ann Pow VOGUE
oil on linen 183X122CM
"Geometry and gesture converge dynamically in the canvases of Waldemar Kolbusz to achieve a vigorous synthesis at once sensual and architectural.
Kolbusz has been able to extend the lessons of the Abstract Expressionists and turn them to his own ends in order to forge a visual vocabulary altogether his own.
It is built upon both an intellectual comprehension of the painterly tradition to which he belongs and an intuitive ability to trust the spontaneous impulses of his own sensibility.”
Byron Coleman Critic GALLERY & STUDIO MAGAZINE NEW YORK 2004
oil on linen 110X93CM
“Waldemar Kolbusz has undergone a revolution from within. Freeway stands as a testament to this rebirth of artistic desire through deeply pondered conversations with free-associational constructivism, reflexive minimalism and post-painterly abstraction.
…abstract and sublimely atmospheric paintings…
…offer the viewer a visionary experience realised through minimalist paintings of worldly and poetic sensibility and sensitivity.” Jove Winters, October 1998
Jove Winters art writer 1998
oil on linen 183X122CM
“Perth-based artist Waldemar Kolbusz has become one of the hottest names on the lips of art luminaries around the country.”
Resort Palm Springs 2016
oil on linen 213x152cm