Exhibition „Visual Language of Lech Majewski. Polish Art Posters”
Collateral event of the India Art Fair 2015
28.01.2015 – 06.02.2015
Open: Monday- Friday from 10am to 5pm
Venue: Polish Institute, 67 Jor Bagh, New Delhi 110003
The exhibition consists of 30 posters by one of the most renewed Polish graphic artists and a professor at the prestigious Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Lech Majewski. It presents cross-section of artist works allowing the viewer to decode his visual language. The collection presents posters made for the theater plays, festivals and exhibitions.
Lech Majewski on his posters in his own words: “I try to avoid trends. I prefer to go my way, which results from my world perception. In – depth analysis of my subject is the first step. To whom the work is supposed to be addressed also matters a lot. Then I choose forms of expressions as far as the merit, interpretation and graphic design are concerned. I like colors. I like drawings. Each element in my work has its specific function, contributing to the whole composition. Naturally, I use computer as one of the tools that support creation. Understanding what visual language really is and how it differs from languages used in other disciplines of arts was the starting point for my own exploration in the field of graphic design.”
Lech Majewski was born in Olsztyn, Poland and graduated from the Faculty of Graphics at Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw at the studio of Professor Henryk Tomaszewski, the father of Polish School of Poster. He works as a graphic artist in the area of poster and book design, as well as illustration. Professor Majewski is the President of the International Poster Biennale in Warsaw. Lech Majewski was named Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of J. E. Purkyně in Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic. He held lectures and workshops in many universities and had exhibitions all over the world including Poland, Switzerland, France, Italy, Finland, Mexico, Chile, the Netherlands, Brazil. Professor Majewski designed the cover of the book of awarded DSC prize for South Asian literature author Jeet Thayil “Narcopolis”, which is translated in Polish and will be published in Poland summer 2015.
Exhibition „Visual Language of Lech Majewski. Polish Art Posters”from 10th of February till 16th of February will be presented at National Institute of Design (NID) in Ahmedabad.
Photo: Ferdydurke by Witold Gombrowicz. Design Lech Majewski. 2009