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Paweł Kuczyński

Paweł Kuczyński

„Some say these are surreal drawings. But I think I’m a realistic illustrator of our time,… our surreal times.”

Paweł Kuczyński – born in 1976 in Szczecin, an outstanding and world-renowned illustrator, cartoonist, and satirist, honored with a record number of awards in international competitions – over 161 so far.

He is a graduate of the Poznań Academy of Fine Arts and an artist of extraordinary sensitivity specializing in illustrations that ironically and sharply refer to social, economic, and political issues. His works evoke reflection and provoke considerations about contemporary world problems such as stereotypes, inequalities, prejudices, violence, propaganda, and the direction in which humanity is heading. Some of his works are amusing, while most of them are painful truths.

As an artist commenting on contemporary times, he focuses more on what is happening in the world than on local issues. Thanks to this, his drawings gain an additional advantage – they are understandable for both a Pole, a German, or an American. And that’s already a rare art!

Paweł Kuczyński is the author of many group exhibitions worldwide – Serbia, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Belgium, Portugal, Cuba, Italy, Lithuania, Sweden, the United Arab Emirates, France… He works regularly with publishers in Europe, Asia, and America.

Among the most important awards he has won, we should mention:
Grand Prix 26th Nasreddin Hodja Cartoon Contest /Turkey 2006/, 1st prize XXIII Aydin Dogan International Cartoon Competition /Turkey 2006/, Grand Prix 4th International Contest for Satirical Drawing “Kożuchów” /2007/, Gold /2006/ and Silver /2010/ Medal Kyoto International Cartoonist Congress, 1st prize International Cartoonfestival Knokke-Heist /Belgium (2008/, 1st prize 11th George Van Raemdonck Cartoon Contest /Belgium 2008/, Grand Premio Umoristi a Marostica 2009 /Italy 2009/, 1st prize 3rd International Bursa Cartoon Contest /Turkey 2009/, 2nd prize World Press Cartoon Sintra /2011/, 1st prize Euro-Kartoenale Kruishoutem /Belgium 2015/, Grand Prix 15th International Satirical Drawing Contest “Karpik” /Poland 2017/ Special Prize Olense Kartoenale /Belgium 2020/ Two special awards International Satirical Drawing Contest “Satyrykon” /Poland 2022/ 1st prize Aydın Doğan International Cartoons Competition/ Turkey 2023/

V.A. Gallery Poland offers both originals and prints on paper: 100 x 70 cm. Ask for availability.