He was born in 1981. The artist works as an assistant professor in the Painting Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. He took first place in the top ten of the Compass of Young Art. He has taken part in about 40 exhibitions in Poland and abroad. His works can be found in the collections of the National Museum in Gdańsk, the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts Museum in Kraków, the Regional Museum in Stalowa Wola and Chełm (Poland), the Borowik Collection, the Clifford Chance Collection and many other small private collections all over the world. For many years he has been consistently building structures of his painting imagination. The thematic area of Kowalik's interests is closed in a few cycles, which he continuously realizes: The Space of Travel, Landscape in a Box, Unknown Kingdom, Back to Basics, The Phase of Mirror. From the formal point of view, his paintings can be described as spatial, often illusory geometric structures, in which a very sophisticated colour is embedded. An image is a source of search. While painting, Kowalik constantly examines the impact of the elements of the image. By placing himself in the position of a viewer, he conducts a constant, painterly discussion with what is created on canvas.