Paweł Jarodzki

b. 1958, Wrocław

Painter, draughtsman, comic book author. A graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław. He published the LuXuS fanzine in the early 1980s with Ewa Ciepielewska, Bożena Grzyb, Artur Gołacki and Andrzej Jarodzki, the magazine evolving into an art collective responding to the dejection of martial law and austerity of Polish reality with pop art referencing irony and aesthetics. The collective’s activity was in no way politically engaged, and from the early days of their collaboration they focused on everyday issues and the psychedelic. Their art was designed as accessible to all. Jarodzki’s oeuvre shows discernible ties to the principles and accomplishments of LuXuS, employing pastiche, mass-culture language, collage and comics. He lives and works in Wrocław.


2008, acrylic, canvas, 100 × 80 cm, 40 × 40

Since the 1980s and founding the LuXuS group, Paweł Jarodzki has been incessantly inspired by popular culture aesthetics. The artist translates pop culture into the language of painting, deconstructing its messages by applying stencil and collage techniques and superimposing multiple images on one another. Text is a key component of Jarodzki’s work, often as not embedded in a composition with intent to comment on the rendition itself. In Go! the text could have been gleaned from radio hit lyrics. Once confronted with three visual components—the girl on a diving board, the car, the atomic mushroom cloud—“go, baby, go” offers a number of curious interpretations.

I agree to the processing of data in accordance with the Privacy Policy. If you do not agree, please disable cookies in your browser. More →

Changes to the Privacy Policy

In accordance with the legal requirements imposed by the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council (EU) 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data and repealing of the Directive 95/46/WE, a new Privacy Policy applies on this Website, which contains all information regarding the collection, processing, and protection of personal data of users of this Website.

Furthermore, we remind you that for the correct operation of the website we use information stored in cookie files. You can change the cookies settings in the settings of your browser. If you do not agree to the use of cookies on this Website, please change the settings in your browser or leave the Website.

Privacy Policy