Paweł Jarodzki

BORN 1958, Wrocław

In the early 1980s, working in collaboration with Ewa Ciepielewska, Bożena Grzyb, and Artur Gołacki, Andrzej Jarodzki started publishing an art magazine called LuXus and founded an art collective under the same name. He responded to the coarseness of the martial-law era and the dullness of the Polish reality of the time with irony and pop art-derived aesthetics. Jarodzki’s art is closely connected to the LuXus philosophy and legacy – pastiche-based, speaking the language of pop culture, often using collage and montage. Jarodzki is a graduate of the Wrocław Academy of the Fine Arts, where he earned a degree in painting under Konrad Jarodzki and Leszek Kaćma in 1984. He teaches drawing and multimedia at the Wrocław academy as well as coordinating the programme of Wrocław’s BWA Awangarda gallery.

Go!
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Paweł Jarodzki

Go!

2008 / acrylic, canvas / 100 x 80 cm; 40 x 40 / no. 0078 Creative CommonsCreative CommonsCreative Commons Licence 3.0    Wróć
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Since the 1980s, when he co-founded the collective LuXuS, Paweł Jarodzki has been inspired by the aesthetics of pop culture. He translates popular culture into the painter's language and deconstructs its messages, using the techniques of stencil and collage, superimposing several images on each other. Text plays a key role in his work, often woven into the composition so as to comment on the representation. In Go!, this could be a fragment of the lyrics of a hit radio song. In confrontation with three elements: a girl on a swimming-pool springboard, a car, and the atomic mushroom cloud, it suggests a number of interesting interpretations.

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