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 Łódź-born artist whose work encompasses installations, sculpture and film took first place for contemporary art in the annual competition - and picked up a cool $100,000 too.
The design by Warsaw graduate Jan Bajtlik and named ‘Animalpolis’ is like a story book. Warsaw skyscrapers stand in an apocalyptic overgrown state as mythical and sci-fi creatures run amock through the deserted streets.
“On one hand, my father was a passionate and dedicated artist with great self-discipline, with a vision which he needed to communicate to the world. On the other hand he was a very warm family person, who also cared about his friends. He was very generous to other artists, he wrote about them and tried to help their careers.” Considered one of Poland’s most psychedelic visual artists, on the 72nd anniversary of Jan Sawka’s birth TFN’s Jacek Borowski talks exclusively to the artist’s daughter Hanna Maria Sawka.
Polish-British artist Baczyński-Jenkins explores desire and sexuality in award-winning work.