- born 1984
- born in Działdów
- lives and works in Warsaw
- specialises in applied graphics, including posters and visual identification systems
“Synthesis. Symmetry. Systematics”.
He studied at the Faculty of Graphic Arts of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. In 2013, he graduated with distinctions from the Poster and Publishing Graphics Studio of Professor Lech Majewski.
He has shown his works in many exhibitions in Poland (Warsaw) and abroad, including in Bogota, Budapest, Koln, Ljubljana, and Shenzhen.
The most important prizes and distinctions: the Award Winner at the International Review of Graduation Projects 2012–2013; the Gold Debut Award at the 21st International Poster Biennial, Warsaw, 2014.
A young and promising poster artist, who seeks his own style using artistic means based on graphic and drawing techniques. A master of visual synthesis. He constructs flat, decorative, and single-tone structures using the simplest artistic elements, i.e. lines or dots resembling halftone images. The suggestive character of the adopted artistic form is enhanced with a very ascetic colour palette. Close relationship of the form with the surface, resignation from constructing spatial illusions and cleaning the presented motive of blatant meanings create an autonomous world of almost pure decoration. Łukasz Kowalski liberates posters of didactic meanings and restores their character of functional art. As a result, he draws on the tradition of the interwar period. However, he does not imitate the past formal solutions but rather develops his own artistic code.
Łukasz Kowalski Gallery
More information about the artist: lukaszkowalski.com.pl