Demanding a significant amount of application skill, Arkadiusz Andrejkow’s seasonal works have a gently haunting quality to them, featuring weathered faces and piercing eyes gazing forth from the frozen winter landscape.
Webber's World: In one of Warsaw’s fringe districts to the city’s far east, plastered on the side of a municipal building I found a mural depicting a bi-plane swooshing over a cavalry unit beneath….
Arkadiusz Andrejkow pays homage to the people who once worked the land in a series of breath-taking paintings on the side of old farm buildings.
TFN’s Alex Webber caught up with Olka to find out how she went from medical school dropout to becoming one of Poland’s leading creative exports with a client-base that reads like a who’s who of contemporary brands.
Occupying 210 square metres and the entire wall of a building in Warsaw’s Ochota district, the design by historical mural painter Rafał Roskowiński is based on two archival photographs of celebrated Warsaw Uprising veteran Professor Witold Kieżun.
Rich in detail and visually arresting, Tytus Brzozowski’s 375sq/m mural covering a WHOLE BUILDING was painted almost entirely with anti-smog paints and purposefully created to neutralize nitrogen oxides and other pollutants. As with his previous large format projects, the mural is a dreamlike tribute to the surrounding area, with several iconic buildings presented from the past and the present.
The medley of household names include gold-winning pole-vaulter Władysław Kozakiewicz whose celebratory ‘up yours’ gesture towards the Russian crowd scandalized the 1980 Moscow Olympics and world-record discus thrower Halina Konopacka who during WWII squirrelled Poland’s gold reserve to France.
VIDEO: Nearly two decades after Stefan Dymiter’s death, artist Arkadiusz Andrejkow has celebrated the musician’s legacy by reviving a decrepit bus stop in the place of Dymiter’s birth.
Covering 26-floors, spanning an area of 2,000 sq/m, and reaching 78-metres in height, the work in the heart of the city on the side of a residential complex commonly known as Manhattan, will feature Geralt of Rivia as its principal character.
President of Polish State Railways, Krzysztof Mamiński said: “This is an important ceremony for Polish State Railways, for Kraków and for Poland.”