I’m usually frustrated by forwards, especially when they come from people who make a career out of BCCing their entire contact list. But today I received a forward from my mother that was quite good: the art of Pawła Kuczyński. I had a hard time finding any info on this artist, but I know that he’s Polish, was born in 1976 in Szczecin, and graduated the Fine Arts Academy in Poznan with a specialization in graphics. Below are a few examples of his art, and you can find a huge collection here.
It’s interesting that just yesterday I was having this conversation with my brother about my personal criteria for what makes good art. I’m not a huge believer in art as purely a medium of self-expression or expressive therapy removed from our social reality. Art is also an opportunity to contribute to society and civilization through creativity and imagination. I’m glad that there are still artists like Pawła Kuczyński who have a sense of purpose, and feel moved to contribute to society through their craft.