- born 1976
- born in Poznań
- lives and works in Warsaw
- specialises in graphic design, applied graphics, including posters, press and book illustrations as well as comics
“Less means more”.
He did his art studies at the Faculty of Graphics, Painting and Sculpture of the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań. He obtained his diploma in 2001 in the Litography Studio of Professor Lucjan Mianowski.
He has taken part in exhibitions organised in Poland and abroad, e.g. in Berlin, Krakow, Lisbon, Milan, New York, Tokyo and Warsaw.
One of he most characteristic features of Patryk Mogilnicki’s posters is minimalism. Narrowing of the artistic means to the minimum, just what is necessary and significant in a poster. He frequently refers to abstraction, while typographic elements function in his works equally with others. They are also frequently the basis of the message and graphics is based on them. The composition is always consciously balanced. Dim, melancholic colours and geometric shapes that he uses sometimes bring into mind the retro style. The situation is a bit different with posters printed by the artist himself with the use of screen painting. Minimalism as the superior choice remains the same or even becomes deeper, a change occurs mainly in colours – instead of being dim, they are saturated. Due to basic printing inks, the strength of which he tries to use, he applies transparent colours on each other, thus, creating new ones. He also creates portrait posters. He presents iconic images of independent cinema (Tilda Swindon), cult writers (Bret Easton Ellis) or folk musicians (Mark Kozelek). These are his concepts as a whole. As he indicates, he gives these portraits the features of passport photos – head forwards, focused facial features, no mimics. The physical side of the appearance is not supposed to impede an attempt at getting inside.
Patryk Mogilnicki Gallery
More information about the artist: patrykmogilnicki.com