An artist whose work went viral last year after he transferred the urban concept of street art to the Polish countryside is back in the news after revealing the fruits of his latest endeavour at the historic Modlin Fortress.
A hand-written note which appeared outside a block of Warsaw flats read: “Dear Senior Neighbours! If you prefer not to leave the house in connection with the coronavirus, knock at number 77. We will gladly go shopping for you or go to the pharmacy.”
The pictures reveal the portrait artist’s skills at capturing the characteristics of his models.
The beautiful cards depict what today we would consider fairly traditional seasonal scenes. But within the context of their times, depicting religious themes and symbols was revolutionary.
Despite having a string of award-winning films to his name, the director’s first love was painting and the new exhibition entitled the ‘Japanese Notebook’ presents a collection of his drawings depicting the interesting and unique mysteries he came across during his time in the land of the rising sun.
Artist Beata Chęcińska said she focused on Lublin because “It’s a beautiful city, I've seen its change through the years. Every district has its own special atmosphere, especially the old part of the city. It fascinates me.”
Although born in Paris and considered a French artist, Topor’s ties to his Polish-Jewish heritage are unquestionable.
It was only at the end of 2018 that the Guinness Book of Records confirmed that Sebastian Krawczak’s opus magnus was exactly 16 cm2 larger than the previous record holder, making it the largest pencil mural in the world.
EXCLUSIVE: The simplistically beautiful cards were created by some of Poland’s leading illustrators who became known as the Polish School of Illustration.
Since 2013 the Lublin-born artist who now lives in Berlin has been doing a project called The Daily Question where he produces one neon text piece, in the form of a question, every year. The individual neons are then installed in different locations, including being shown in the context of other exhibitions by the artist or, for example, on the outside walls of buildings.