Posts Tagged "Poland"

May 14, 2012

MONIKA PATUSZYNSKA: Transformy, more than pottery

Monika Patuszynska has been working in porcelain ceramics for over ten years now. A Polish artist, she has begun experimenting with the timeline of her process; namely, working backwards for form. Instead of beginning with casting and molding, she’s leaving that as one of the last acts. In her latest line, Transformy, you can see that Patuszynska has created something entirely new and exciting. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything quite like it and I surely have never posted about ceramics – it usually doesn’t make my head turn like this has.

 

Patuszynska, after many years of creating sleekly functional pieces (that you might find at an upscale retail store in Helsinki, maybe?) has decided to embrace the jagged imperfections of the unknown. It looks natural, like eroding caverns, evokes time and history in one bowl. I really like exploring her work on her site – to see how far she’s come from simpler bowls and plates. It’s exciting to see the progression. Perhaps it’s not the ideal tea time mug, but isn’t it a hell of a lot more interesting than that?

 

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October 1, 2009

Tymek Jezierski

My esteemed  colleague, Brendan has broken the photography streak.  Fine, jerk.  I’ll see your motion graphics studio and raise you an insane illustrator from Warsaw named Tymek Jezierski.  Tymek has an imressive suite of editorial illustration + poster design in his portfolio.  And, like an artist after my own heart–he has a sketchbook section on his site.  YES.

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September 10, 2009

PH Deez

Panhojda is a graphic designer + illustrator straight out of art school.  He lives + works in Cracow, Poland, where he’s busy assembling a growing portfolio.  Looking good so far.

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More illustrations, some street art + a nice shot of Panhojda’s workspace after the jumpie.

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April 6, 2009

Karol Augustynowicz

Karol Augustynowicz is an illustrator from Wroclaw, Poland.  And sadly, that’s about the extent of the information I could find about her.

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Karol creates very, very scary, unnerving pencil illustrations.  Her work feels like a snowy, barren, Eastern European landscape.  Precisely what I imagine should come out of Poland.

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I’m going to go have daymares now but you should check out Karol’s work at Saatchi and Fine Art America.

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August 26, 2008

Well-dressed Guerillas

There’s something about COMME des GARÇONS that transcends the ever bitter class issues that I hold close to my heart. Maybe it’s the fact that the concept for these guerilla stores (this one located in Warsaw) is “open for one year, with a minimal renovation budget.” The obscure desire of cheap. Yeah, I can get into that.

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August 26, 2008

Well-dressed Guerillas

There’s something about COMME des GARÇONS that transcends the ever bitter class issues that I hold close to my heart. Maybe it’s the fact that the concept for these guerilla stores (this one located in Warsaw) is “open for one year, with a minimal renovation budget.” The obscure desire of cheap. Yeah, I can get into that.

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