- born 1967
- born in Mińsk Mazowiecki
- lives and works in Warsaw
- specialises in poster, press illustration and visual identification system design
“If you do something, do it the best you can. Or just don’t do it at all”.
He studied at the Faculty of Graphic Arts of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. In 1993, he received a Diploma from Professor Mieczysław Wasilewski Poster Design Studio. In 1996, he set up a design studio named Korek Studio.
The most important prizes and distinctions: Main Award for the best poster calendar, “Vidical” competition, 1998; a disinction at the “Jazz Jamboree ’98” Artistic Poster Competition in Cracow, 1998; New Moment special award for “art in advertising”, Creature All-Poland Advertising Competition, 1999; honorary mention at the 3rd Poster Festival in Cracow, 2000; a distinction in the “Vidical” competition for a poster calendar, 2001; 2nd Award, “Poland in the EU” poster competition, 2004; Special Jury Award in the 2nd edition of the Taiwan International Poster Design Award, 2006; 1st Award, Poster in the memory of Henryk Mikołaj Górecki competition, 2011; honorary mention, 12th Triennial Ecoposter, Žilina, 2012; Bronze Medal, 11th International Poster Triennial, Toyama, 2015; 1st Award, “Colonel Ryszard Kukliński – the winning mission” poster competition, 2015.
The artist uses a very broad spectrum of artistic means: techniques typical of easel painting, drawing, photography, photo-montage, and graphics. Many of his works feature a highly simplistic, ascetic compositions. However, there are others, extremely anecdote-like, filled with a multitude of elements of representation, entering in complicated relations based on surrealism-resembling poetics. The posters of Wojciech Korkuć are full of emotions, perverse at times, funny, ironic, scandalous, critical, and invariably “involved”. Their contestative and often bold nature induces one to reflect on the condition of contemporary political, social, cultural and moral reality.
Wojciech Korkuć Gallery
More information about the artist: korekstudio.com.pl