- born 1984
- born in Łódź
- lives and works in Warsaw
- specialises in painting and drawing, workshop and applied graphics, including posters and graphic design
“Less is better”.
In 2005–2010, he studied at the Faculty of Graphic Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. In 2010, he graduated with distinctions from the Graphic Arts Studio of Professor Lech Majewski in the Department of Visual Communications. At present, he is doing doctoral studies at the Faculty of Graphic Arts of the same Academy. At the same time, as an independent graphic designer, he does publishing projects in the Nazwa Robocza graphics studio.
He has had more than ten individual exhibitions in Poland (Kalisz, Katowice, Krakow, Lublin, Łódź, Słupsk and Warsaw); he has also taken part in many group exhibitions in Poland (Białowieża, Białystok, Katowice, Krakow, Lublin, Łódź, Łomża, Orońsko, Poznań, Reszel, Skierniewice, Sopot, Szczecin, Toruń, Warsaw and Wrocław) and abroad (Berlin, Échirolles, Halle, Ljubljana, Minsk, Moscow, Paris, Pasewalk, Portland, Shenzhen, Sofia and Tel Aviv-Jafa).
The most important prizes and distinction: the the Main Award of Takasaki University of Art and Music, 2001; the 2007 Award granted by the Director of Mazowieckie Centrum Kultury i Sztuki, Warsaw Graphics, 2007; the 2008 Award granted by the Director of Mazowieckie Centrum Kultury i Sztuki, Warsaw Graphics, 2008; the 2009 Grand Prix of the Mayor of the Capital City of Warsaw, 2009; the 1st Irena and Adam Gawlikowscy Prize, 2010; the 1st Prize of “Rzeczpospolita” – “Poznańsko-Warszawska ASP”, 2010; the artistic grant of the Śródmieście District of the Capital City of Warsaw, 2011; the Award of the Rector of Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław for a beginner artist at the 5th International Drawing Competition, Wrocław, 2012; the Award of the Rector of the Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź at the 8th Triennial of Polish Graphic Arts, Katowice, 2012; a recognition in the Original Poster category at the 10th Agrafa Biennial of the Students’ Graphic Design 2012, Katowice, 2012; the 2013 Award of the Rector of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, 2013; the Award of the Rector of the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice at the 9th Triennial of the Polish Graphic Arts, Katowice, 2015; the Award of the Dean of the New Media Arts Faculty of the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology in Warsaw, 2016.
Posters created by Wojciech Domagalski oscillate between silence and a delicate movement of matter. To listen to his works, you need to stop and clean yourself of a mass of information and sensations; it is only then that you are reached by a richness of almost pure backgrounds which exist in subtle pulsing. They reveal microscopic ideograms or simple forms, drawn with quick movements, which are an emanation of formal and iconic creation getting from the surface. There are also completely different posters, created using simple signs constructed with typical painting or drawing techniques. Their specific character consists in a tension based on thickening and thinning of matter, organic optic elements contrasting with haptic elements defined with a sharp outline, and a co-existence of non-organized forms
and forms arranged into rhythms.
Wojciech Domagalski Gallery
More information about the artist: nazwarobocza.pl