Paweł JarodzkiBORN 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.