- born 1956
- born in Białystok
- lives and works in Warsaw
- specialises in posters, illustrations and painting
“Sometimes less means more”.
He studied at the Faculty of Painting and Graphics of the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice. In 1981, he obtained his diploma with distinctions in the Graphic Design Studio of Professor Maciej Urbaniec, which was supplemented in the Painting Studio of Professor Teresa Pągowska.
His works have been presented in individual exhibitions in Białystok, Krakow, London and Warsaw.
The most important prizes and distinctions: 2nd Prize at the Chicago International Film Festival, 1983; 1st Prize at the Chicago International Film Festival, 1986; 1st Prize at the Hollywood Reporter Key Art Awards, Los Angeles, 1988; 2nd Prize at the Chicago International Film Festival, 1988; 2nd Prize at the Hollywood Reporter Key Art Awards, Los Angeles, 1990; 2nd Prize at the 1st International Poster Biennial in Mexico, 1990; 2nd Prize at the Art Directors Club exhibition, New York, 1992; 3rd Prize at the 5th International Theatre Poster Biennial, Rzeszów, 1993; 3rd Prize at the International Poster Festival, Chaumont, 1996; 3rd Prize in the International Theatre Poster Competition, Osnabrück, 1997; Grand Prix of the 15th Polish Poster Biennial, Katowice, 1997; 1st prize in the competition for a poster commemorating the pontificate of John Paul II, 1998; 2nd Prize at the 17th Polish Poster Biennial, Katowice, 2001.
Wiesław Wałkuski is a workshop perfectionist. He uses typical “easel” techniques and, within the scope of shaping the presented reality, he takes care of bringing out, in a faithful manner, the volume of presented elements, the total richness of their details, which he achieves with the use of perfect drawing and excellent chiaroscuro modelling. The artist draws from the historical painting tradition, but also frequently refers to modern picture motifs adopted both from high and pop culture. He builds a poetic, metaphorical, dramatic world of imagination and images derived from symbolic or surrealist painting.
Wiesław Wałkuski Gallery
More information about the artist: walkuski.link2.pl