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Bartłomiej Chwilczyński

Born 1987 in Cracow is a visual artist and a printmaker. He works primarily with the technique of stone lithography as well as with painting, drawing and mix media. He works as an art teacher and a master printer in one of the oldest and finest Lithography Studios in Poland at the Graphic Department of Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Poland. He graduated in 2012 with a degree of Master of Arts from the Faculty of Graphic Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Poland.

Beginning in 2012 he enrolled in a PhD program in art studies. He received the Artistic Scholarship from the City of Krakow in 2014 and a Grand Prix in ”Graphic of the Year” competition in 2011. In his works he creates the abstract contemplative spaces. The individual interpretation is left to the viewer, an approach he favors. He took a part in more than fifty exhibits both in Poland and abroad. His works are in public collections both in Poland and abroad. He lives and works in Krakow, Poland.

 

Q: Cracow is a city of graphic design or poetry?

A: Add a dozen of pigeons, a shovel of smog, half a liter of vodka, a thumb of an Erasmus student, a teaspoon of pathos, mung mushrooms, a ticket inspector and an old hag into techno broth, stir everything with a machete, put it on Airbnb and pray that it won’t get cold before the renovation of Karmelicka street comes to an end. For dessert, we can get a tattoo and take an Uber to MOCAK (Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow).

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