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.
The exhibition also explores the artist’s life as a Jew in 20th-century Poland.
The book Carmen, by Prosper Mérimée, which includes sketches signed by Picasso was gifted to his friend Stanisław Dawski, also a renowned artist.
The work by Aleksandra Waliszewska, who is seen as being one of the brightest young talents on Poland's art scene, was chosen after Bad Seeds frontman Nick Cave fell in love with her style, even promoting her by publishing polaroids of her work.
The exhibition explores the life of the illustrator and political artist, whose career covered almost 50 turbulent years.
Celebrating his birthday today, the artist is credited with illustrating over 200 books for kids and adults, with his wider portfolio also including experimental paintings and sculptures.
Discovered on Instagram by Marc Jacobs, Karolina Pawelczyk’s work is fast going global
He illustrated books and stamps but Andrzej Heidrich will be best remembered for designing the current bank notes.
For Dawid Majgat, Warsaw was just the first step in a journey that has since taken his Republic ¥ across the planet. TFN’s Alex Webber caught up with the Renegade Street Art Ambassador for the country.