Malinowski was born in Warsaw, Poland and studied at the Academy of Fine Art. In 1980 he moved to London and studied at Chelsea School of Art. He has used a variety of different media in his work, often producing large-scale installations and working with video. He chooses the medium for the appropriateness to an idea with which he concerns himself: painting lending itself to an examination of colour, scale and line. The surface of his painting is carefully and thoroughly wrought although the effect from a distance is more gestural and sweeping than this would suggest.