- born 1982
- born in Starachowice
- lives and works in Puławy
- specialises in posters, graphics as well as press and book illustrations
“I have never been able to describe my style. It seems to me that my friend was the closest saying that what I do may be called a mixture of skateboard graphics (street art) with children’s illustrations from the 1980s. Let it be so”.
In the years 2001‒2005, he studied landscape architecture at the Higher School of Ecology and Management in Warsaw. His interests sent him onto the artistic path. In 2010, together with his wife Anula, he established a clothing company “Pinata Unique”, which, except for T-shirts, hats and bags, also designed posters and cards. His second passion, next to artistic work, is music. He used to be the drummer of the Warsaw group The Black Tapes. Currently, he belongs to the Puławy Hidden World and The Feral Trees. He has created many concert posters mainly for artists conncted with Sony Music and Go Ahead Artistic Agency.
He has presented his works in individual and group exhibitions organised in Poland (Gdańsk, Lublin and Warsaw) as well as abroad (Berlin, Leeds, London, Milan, New York, Istanbul and Vlieland).
A simplified drawing, far-reaching synthesis, geometrisation and flattening of representational elements as well as colour treated locally, without valorization are all components of Dawid Ryski’s recognisable style of artistic expression. The artist uses typical graphic techniques, including these related with computer graphics, occasionally enlivened with manual elements. He does not aim at influencing with expressive means of expression. He is also far from overloading his works with the content layer based on a complicated system of metaphors. He looks for inspiration in contemporary reality drawing from the reservoir of pop culture. He creates a light, often humorous style, showing many connections with street art. The sources of his artistic imagination also include visual elements placed on match boxes produced in Central and Eastern Europe in the 1970s as well as skateboard graphics of the next decade and American concert screen prints of the early 1990s (gig posters). The imaging convention in the artist’s posters is usually based on a certain fictionalised motif consolidating all motifs into a representational whole. The lines and colour patches, frequently arranged in rhythmic structures, reveal that an important value for Dawid Ryski is also decorative qualities of artistic form.
Dawid Ryski Gallery
More information about the artist: talkseek.com