- born 1970
- born in Głuszyca
- lives and works in Wrocław
- specialises in posters, books and visual identification systems
“Ideas do not just come out of nowhere – they are results of a successful hunt”.
He studied at the Stat Higher School of Arts in Wrocław, Faculty of Painting, Graphics and Sculpture. In 1997, he received a Diploma from Professor Halina Pawlikowska Printmaking Studio, supplemented at Professor Jan Jaromir Aleksiun Graphic Design Studio. Between 1994‒2004, he was employed as an assistant at the latter. Currently, he is the head of the Advertising and Visual Information Studio at the Graphic Design Department, Faculty of Graphic and Media Arts, at his home University (Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław).
He has held individual exhibitions in Gdańsk, Głogów, Jelenia Góra, Lubin, Środa Śląska, Wrocław and Ufa (Russia). In addition, he has participated in numerous group exhibitions organized in Belarus, the Czech Republic, Spain, Iran, Japan, Korea, Lithuania, Macedonia, Germany, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Taiwan, Ukraine, Uruguay,
Hungary and Italy.
The most important prizes and distinctions: 3rd Award, J. Gielniak Grpahics Competition, Jelenia Góra, 1997; 1st Award and Gold Medal, Ural Print Triennial, Ufa, 2000; Special Award for woodcuts at “4th KIWA”, Kyoto, 2003; Main Award in the International Wratislavia Cantans Festival logo competition, Wrocław, 2009; Statutory Award in the “200th anniversary of Fryderyk Chopin’s birthday 1810‒2010” poster competition, Warsaw, 2010; Funded Award at the 22nd Polish Poster Biennial, Katowice, 2011.
Artur Skowroński’s posters are cleared of emotions, expression and manual aspects; they are cool and analytical in the choice of the means of artistic expression (the use of typically graphic techniques) and development of the visual form, synthesised, transforming into art signs, the carriers of contents encapsulated in a pictorial short-cut. In a succinct manner void of coquetry, at times with an inclination for the pure decorative value, the artist presents his own point of view on the contemporary social, political and cultural reality.
Artur Skowroński Gallery
More information about the artist: artur-skowronski.pl