Andrzej TobisBORN 1970, Wieluń
At the age of twenty, Andrzej Tobis moved to Katowice, to which he has since tied his personal and professional life. In 1995 he graduated from the local academy of fine arts, earning his diploma at the graphic design and drawing studios; a year later he began teaching as an academic, which he has steadily continued to this day. He presently runs the graduate Painting Studio.
His art makes skilled use of painting and photography. In either field he has developed a highly personal formal language. Tobis’ pictures have always drawn from dream symbolism, gently surrealist associations and juxtapositions. This holds true for his great photography project A-Z: Educational Showcases, where the artist explores unusual and often disarming connections between words and images.
Tobis has won the Gold Medal at the Bielska Jesień festival (1999).