- born 1956
- born in Warsaw
- lives and works in Warsaw
- specialises in posters, graphics, drawings, book and press illustration and cartoons
“Live to create – create to live”.
He completed his art studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. He studied, among other things, at the Painting Studio of Professor Teresa Pągowska and the Book Illustration Studio of Professor Janusz Stanny. He graduated in 1981 from the Faculty of Graphic Arts, the Poster Studio of Professor Henryk Tomaszewski. He is one of the most eminent representatives of the Polish school of posters. In 1992–2003, he ran the “Zafryki” art studio with Marek Sobczyk, which focused on posters, illustrations and functional graphic arts.
His most important individual exhibitions have been held in Krakow, Warsaw, and Wrocław. He has also presented his works with his father, Jan, and brother, Stanisław, in Berlin, New York, Toronto, Sopot, Warsaw, and, as a part of the “Zafryki” studio – in Bydgoszcz, Leipzig, Ljubljana, Osaka and Warsaw.
The most important prizes and distinctions: The Best Warsaw Poster, 1982; the 1st Prize at the Poster Festival, Chaumont, 1993; the bronze medal at the 4th International Poster Triennial, Toyama, 1994; the silver medal at the 16th International Poster Biennial, Warsaw 1998; ICOGARDA Award at the International Poster Exhibition, Chaumont, 2008; the bronze medal at the 9th International Poster Triennial, Toyama 2009; the silver medal at the 23rd International Poster Biennial, Warsaw, 2012.
What distinguishes posters by Piotr Młodożeniec, is his artistic style imitating street graffiti. The artist uses artistic means of expression based on drawing or graphic techniques. He uses a hand-drawn, sprawling, and often thick lines, loosely shaped colour spots, or means appropriate for graphic or computer techniques. His synthesis of visual forms goes so far that they are turned into artistic signs. Lettering elements play a great, sometimes even the most important role here. His individual style is based on artistic forms of pop-art of the 1960s and 1970s, neo-expressionism of the 1980s, and the artistic style of Jan Młodożeniec and Henryk Tomaszewski.
Piotr Młodożeniec Gallery
More information about the artist: piotrmlodozeniec.art.pl