The “Painters of Illustrations” is the exhibition of young Polish illustrators. Although they do not represent any homogenous school or style, their works clearly show fascination in and references to the Polish Poster School and the tradition of visual arts.
To young people, such personalities as Henryk Tomaszewski, Jan Młodożeniec or Waldemar Świerzy are not merely the authors of great illustrations which they remember from their infant years, but also the living points of reference and sources of inspirations. It is from their traditions that the young artists take the stylistic diversity, the succinctness and brevity of expression, the primacy of concept over the ornamentation and the aware use of the colour and the composition.
The exhibition presents about 70 works of more than thirty young generation artists representing different techniques and styles, who depict the complexity and diversity of contemporary Polish illustration. Most of them live and work in Warsaw.
The exhibition arrangement consists of perceptive dispositives enabling a diverse as well as a coherent way of presenting the artworks. Those devices are reacting to both the given space and the illustrations becoming site-specific interventions materialized in little furnitures, colour backgrounds and optical tools. The aim was to play with the perception recalling the wonder which strikes the eyes of a child when he or she sees things for the first time.
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART IN WARSAW
UL. EMILII PLATER 51, WARSAW
AGATA (ENDO) NOWICKA
Simone De Iacobis
collaboration: Francesco Ronconi
foto: Bartosz Stawiarski
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2013, 7:00 PM