Cezary PoniatowskiBORN 1987, Olsztyn
Cezary Poniatowski was born in 1987 in Olsztyn. He graduated from the Faculty of Graphic Arts of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Primarly working in the medium of painting, he also creates drawings, collages, sculptures and installations. His distinctive style, with black and white angular forms verging on representational and abstract, was early discovered by the polish art community. In 2013 he won Geppert Prize, one of the most important awards for young polish painters. Poniatowski's monochromatic paintings and drawings often draw from the tradition and aesthetics of calligraphy or graffiti. His sculptures and installations, sometimes hinting at the popcultural tropes, evoke a surreal, slightly grotesque atmosphere. The artist lives and works in Warsaw.