- born 1975
- born in Żywiec
- lives and works in Łodygowice
- specialises in applied graphics, including posters, graphic design, illustration and workshop graphics
“A poster must speak but cannot be a chatterbox”.
He studied at the Faculty of Graphic Arts of the Katowice Branch of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. In 2000, heobtainedgraduated from the Poster Design Studio of Professor Roman Kalarus; in addition, he also graduated from the Workshop Graphics Studio of Professor Roman Starak. At present, he is a teacher in the Graphic Design Department of the Art Institute of the Faculty of Art in Cieszyn of the Silesian University of Katowice, where he is the head of the Poster and Illustration Studio. Since 2014, he has been a member of FECO Poland (Federation of Cartoonist Organizations); since 2015 – a member of AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale).
He has presented his works in many individual exhibitions in Poland (Kalisz, Katowice, Krakow, Legnica, Łódź, Toruń, Warsaw, and Wrocław) and abroad (Antofagasta, Berlin, Budapest, Bucharest, Galati, Helsinki, Opava, Oradea, Reykjavik, Santiago, Suceava, Târg Mureş, Târgu Jiu, and Valparaíso). He has also taken part in group exhibitions, including in Athens, Ankara, Berlin, Bielsko-Biała, Budapest, Busana, Cavagnolo, Chaumont, Cottbus, Göttingen, Helsinki, Katowice, Kharkiv, La Paz, Lahti, Legnica, Limerick, Lausanne, Łódź, Moscow, Ningbo, New York, Olsztyn, Oświęcim, Poznań, Reykjavik, Rzeszów, Seattle, Sofia, Strasburg, Tehran, Toyama, Trnava, Warsaw and Zaragoza.
The most important prizes and distinctions: a joint prize in the Józef Gielniak Grapics Competition, Jelenia Góra, 2003; the bronze medal at the International Poster Triennial, Toyama, 2003; the silver medal at the 18th Polish Poster Biennial, Katowice, 2003; the bronze medal at the 19th International Poster Biennial, Warsaw, 2004; the Award of the Mayor of Sosnowiec at the 19th Polish Poster Biennial, Katowice, 2006; the 2nd Prize at the 1st International Social and Political Poster Biennial, Oświęcim, 2006; the bronze medal at The International Poster Biennial, Ningbo, 2007; the Award of the Mayor of Bielsko-Biała at the 20th Polish Poster Biennial, Katowice, 2008; the gold medal at the “SATYRYKON” International Satirical Drawing Exhibition, Legnica, 2011; an award at the Awakening World Awards Festival, Tehran, 2012; the Award of the AnStifter Foundation at the 4th International Social and Political Poster Biennial, Oświęcim, 2012; the 1st Prize at the 5th International Social and Political Poster Biennial, Oświęcim, 2014.
Posters by Sebastian Kubica, which are condensed in their artistic form, sketch-like, minimalist, created using drawing and graphic techniques, with a surprising manner of presenting the visual motive, show that less often means more. The artist takes up many topics, including social, political, cultural, and ecological ones. He seeks the maximum of content accessibility and a far-reaching artistic synthesis. That minimalism is also present in an economical colour structure, which is often limited to two or three contrasting colours. Several spots put with brisk movements, a few lines drawn by hand, and lots of empty background – that is a recognisable repertoire of Sebastian Kubica’s artistic language.
Sebastian Kubica Gallery
More information about the artist: sebastiankubica.pl