A graduate of AkademiaGórniczo-Hutnicza in Kraków (Geodesy), SGH Warsaw School of Economics (Economics) and AkademiaKrakowska (Art and Antiques Market). Since nearly 30 years he has been professionally dealing with capital market investments. Starting with traditional forms of investments, stocks and bonds, his interests moved towards the alternative investment market: resources, real estate and art market. He worked as the head of brokerage houses in Poland and in the United States and as an analyst and professor in Great Britain. He has been cooperating for years with investment portals, where he writes articles and gives lectures on the structure of investment systems, the psychology of investment and capital management. Since the late 90s, he has also been an active participant of the Polish art market. He’s organized exhibitions for young Polish artists in Berlin, Luxembourg, Paris and London.
He also works as an Art Advisor, helping to create collections of mostly young art with special attention to their investment aspect.
I was raised in the heart of Kraków, at ulicaFloriańska, in a house where beauty and art were part of every-day life. My Mom, Maria, a Polish teacher and a literature lover, took care of the education of her children, that is me and my siblings’. She was cautious about what was said and how it was said. My father, Antoni Kawałko, was a painter, a landscapist, the life of the party and an erudite, a very broadminded man. Together they created a home, where there were always interesting people, artists and prominent figures from our city. A home where people talked about art and important matters. Ever since I remember, the smell of paint and turpentine was floating in the air. This is where my sensitivity was shaped. My dad often used to sit me down at the easel, give me a brush and tell me: paint, my daughter. These moments gave rise to my desire to pursue education in that subject. With time, I also fell in love with design and redirected my love towards interior design, which I still do today. Naturally, as a consequence, I complement my designs with art. In my home there were paintings, sculptures and bric-à-brac on every square foot. My Dad would seek out beautiful objects at antique markets and fill the empty spaces with them. Collections of various objects were an important part of giving our family members the sensitivity to beauty and appreciation for the work of human hands, craft and creativity. That is why now, when I come to people’s houses, where the walls are empty, I simply feel sad and out of place. I know how much they are missing. However, I do understand that not everybody had the privilege of having somebody who would awaken in them the need to surround yourself with objects, that are not only functional, but also give you a more elevated sensation. Therefore, I try to bring into the life of my friends and clients a large dose for happiness, which is obtained by everyday contact with art and beauty of things in their own space. And once you embark on this adventure, you only want more.
Galeria Kolekcjoner was created out of our sensitivity to the world of art. It turns out that experiencing a close encounter with the excellent works of artists evokes strong experiences in each of us. These are simply exceptional moments that we passionately seek in museums, galleries and artists' studios as well as in films and books. We believe in the principle that: a day without art is a day lost
That is why at some point we came up with the idea of sharing this admiration with other sensitive people as well as those who are not yet affected by these experiences. We want to show you what we like, so that we can create a beautiful dialogue on what the artists tell us through their work. Joinus in thisconversation. We would like this place to take Polish art to the entire world. We will see to that.
Galeria Kolekcjoner – the name is not incidental. We advise on how to create an art collection, that will not only bring pleasure and splendor to our clients, but will also become a long-term financial investment. The art market is a rapidly growing investment sector. We have the tools, that we know how to use to multiply our clients’ assets. That’s why we invite you to contact us.