Pawel Kuczynski, a truly brilliant satirical artist, is considered to be one of the most influential contemporary artists in his genre.
Having been awarded more than 100 prizes and distinctions (as well as the “Eryk” prize by the Association of Polish Cartoonists in 2005) this newly discovered cartoonist is the observer of reality.
Pawel Kuczynski, who was born in Szczecin, Poland, in 1976, started drawing when he was very young. He studied at the Fine Arts Academy in Poznan, where he specialized in graphic art. Since 2004, he has been working on the satirical illustration. Kuczynski has taken part in competitions with great success. He focuses on creating thought-provoking artworks that deal with social, economic and political issues through satire.
What is especially interesting about his artwork is the contrast between his subjects and the way he approaches them using his special satirical style. Kuczynski’s art doesn’t talk about the beauty of life, instead, he uses his illustrations to convey his messages and ideas about the problems of modern society and the whole world.
He deals with a wide range of issues, such as poverty, greed, politics and mortality, war and environmental damage, which are the most serious problems humanity is facing. However, he presents them in a unique, cartoonish way, which makes them extremely powerful and interesting. Some of them are easier to decode, some others are harder to understand.
His illustrations are seemingly funny, but taking a closer look makes you realize that they actually address serious problems of today’s world.
Kuczynski’s biggest inspiration is the twisted, crazy and absurd, almost surreal reality, which he depicts in his artwork using watercolor, ecoline and color pencils on paper…