Polish illustrator Pawel Kuczynski cleverly uses satire to portray today’s social, political and cultural reality.
At first sight, his illustrations might seem funny, but when you look closer, they actually show some serious problems of today’s world.
According to Kuczynski, war, poverty, hunger, racial discriminations, ecology, money are as immortal and timeless as art, and that’s why he addresses these issues in his artwork. In addition, he uses satire and black humor, which reflect the sad reality we live in. Deeply influenced by Carravaggio and other baroque painters, he uses light in a similar way to them. Pastel colors, simple shapes and forms give his artwork a timeless look.
Born in 1976, Pawel is a graduate of Fine Arts Academy in Poznan. The artist began drawing satirical illustrations back in 2004, and so far has been “rewarded with 92 prizes and distinctions“. In 2005, Pawel Kuszynski received “Eryk” award from Association of Polish Cartoonists for getting a record number of awards in international competitions.