Vernacular

04 Dec 2012        

Polish sunrise is everywhere

04 Dec 2012        

I do not mind that the picture is unsharp. This is the art that I am interrested in.

04 Dec 2012        

Warsaw, the empty surrounding of the Stadion Dziesieciolecia (Decennium Stadium)This empty stadium and its surrounding used to be a huge market dominated by Polish, Chinees, Koeean and Vietnamees selling cheep products. Nowadays this is the location of the new National Stadium errected for the European Football Championship 2012.  It was quite hasardous to make picture on this location, however, I did some anyway.

04 Dec 2012        

Szkola Rolnicza Grodki. (Agricultural School) appr. 2005

04 Dec 2012        

Is it ugly of is it fascinating, the natural and spontanious need of people to make their life  enviroment attractive.

04 Dec 2012        

At night, walking throuth a sea shore place Krynica Morska, app. 2007

04 Dec 2012        

It was about 35 years ago, I got a beautiful book from London, “The English Sunrise” It was a collection of  sunrise motives in all daily home decorations. Stained glass in windows, doors, furnitures. Wooden gates with carved sunrise motives e.t.c. Returning to the polish vernacular aesthetics, this one fits in a ” Polish sunrise”  indeed. I have seen and photographed a number of iron gates like this one.  Ik could ba a subject for an etnographic studys around the country.

04 Dec 2012        

Iron, the only durable technology of the past. Durable – means that such a site schould survive not only kids, but all the elements of nature. Technologically speaking in those days  it was the only avialable material. i still have a deep sentiment for the colours. In a way, the colours of my youth.

09 Oct 2012        

V Swiatowy Festiwal Mlodziezy i Studentow o Pokoj i Przyjazn. Warszawa sierpien 1955

The 5-th World Festival of Youth for Peace and Friendschip took place in Warsaw in 1955. This anonimous Chinese and untranslatable poster shows three girls from different parts of the world. The only recognisable part that leads me to the festival is the architectonical background – The Palace of Culture and Science. This bombastic structure is a Soviet gift to the Polish Nation. Oryginally named “Josef Stalin” A bizzare blend of  a american sky scrappers style a power architecture of  the social realism . Also accomplished in 1955.

19 Jun 2012        

Czarny Punkt

If you can  read this board – you have survived polish roads. Many of such a  warning billboards has been displayed on a very dangerous road sections all over Poland.   This particular Black Point shows: 29 casualities and 95 wounded. A very bloody harvest on a road section no more than 5 km. long.  This powerfull sign was designed by studio Zafryki, late 1990′s

19 Jun 2012        

A complete information

Another template classic. Just the name of the personal elevators  mantaining company. Warsaw, 1980

19 Jun 2012        

Uzytek Wlasny

(for own use only) A classical application of the template lettering. A truck door. Warsaw, 1980 This particular letter face became a guideline for my stencil/template works in de early 1980′s. The title sequences for the movie “Kartka z podrozy” (A Postcard from a Trip, directed by Waldemar Dziki, 1982) was inpired by this type of typeface.

19 Jun 2012        

Leczyca

The seal of the city of Leczyca. It looks like a poor puppet theatre decoration.

19 Jun 2012        

Early capitalism

The chaos of shouting ads. You get overwhelmed by this kind of settings, when approaching almost every town in Poland. This time driving into Warsaw. 2009.

19 Jun 2012        

WC zajazd

A beautiful design. Puur naivity and directness. A road gas station near Gdansk. 2007.

19 Jun 2012        

TIR Karpinscy

Tyre service. 1990′s  Rypin, Kujawy, 2003

19 Jun 2012        

PKS

The state transport company Polska Komunikacja Samochodowa. 1970′s   (2004)

19 Jun 2012        

WC 20m.

Always trust an accurate information. I would rather say, look at this beautiful painting, subleem composition, sofisticated forms. NO KIDDING! I love it. Katy Rybackie, north Poland, 2006

19 Jun 2012        

Audi TT

A car service billboard. A village near Kalisz. Wielkopolska province. 2005 I used this car as inspiration on one of my paintings.

19 Jun 2012        

Movie theater Harmonia

Kino harmonia, forgotten neon ad. The city of Elblag, the north of Poland

19 Jun 2012        

9/11 monument

The incredable  9/11 monument located ….in the forest, outside a little  village Godziesze. This monument was founded by the local community. It was officialy open by the ambassadeur of the USA in Poland,  province Wielkopolska, 2009.

19 Jun 2012        

XX lat Swidnik

XX years of Swidnik factory. An iron industrial left overs decoration of a summer house for employees of this factory. Abondoned camping site  from the 1970′s. Outside Lublin, eastern Poland. 2008.

19 Jun 2012        

Welcome to Minsk Mazowiecki

A 3D welcome display alongside the road. Appr. 1980′s ,between Warsaw and the White Russian border. 2005

19 Jun 2012        

Newspaper kiosk

Just very well protected newspaper kiosk. Warsaw 1990′s

19 Jun 2012        

Welcome

The 3D iron display alongside the road. 1980′s

19 Jun 2012        

A posession gate

A simplicity of the poverty. The richness wwithin the limitations

19 Jun 2012        

A posession fence

The industrial left overs  contributed to a richness of the vernacular street culture. A village fence.

19 Jun 2012        

Bar closed

Instant information, the most reliable

19 Jun 2012        

Nysa pick up truck

Nysa 522, Pick up truck. 1970′s.

19 Jun 2012        

Kino (movie theatre)

Another universal technology, suitable for  durable information – iron.

19 Jun 2012        

Street litter container

Template technique was good for every visual information.

28 May 2012        

Analog

The old school painted boards and shilds dissapears. The new technique, film stickers is fast and less durable. Watch the wrinkles . Where are the cracs of the old fashion painted boards?

28 May 2012        

A wedding dress to recicle

An ad in a shop window, Pleszew, Poland, 2006.

28 May 2012        

Wedding dress for sale

I have seen a shop window full of this kind od anouncements (Pleszew, Poland, ca.2006)

28 May 2012        

A hotel mascot

A  training jet airplane Iskra.  Mascot of a hotel alongside the road toward the Polish – White Russian border. ca. 2006

28 May 2012        

Gas station

It is interesting to see how people try to make their company area attractive (a gas station)

28 May 2012        

Playground in a park

Iron as the basic material for any public space . Kalisz, Poland  ca. 2007

28 May 2012        

Polish sunrise

This is the ongoing fascination with the iron works. It became an almoost fundamental factor for the public space aestetic style. From the ORWO slide, ca. 1980. Poland,

28 May 2012        

Auto remont

Just a snapshot, alongside the road from the German – Polish border  to Poznan. ca. 2007. I am really jealous about the  simplicity of  forms and typography without any “historical” reference. Just beauty of the pureness.

28 May 2012        

1 May flags standard

A strong association with Marcel Duchamp, but this is a simple local object, used to stick a national and red flags into the pipes . Pure conceptual art  awant la lettre, indeed.

28 May 2012        

Railway station Miedzylesie

A beautiful sample of a typographical design by a building constuctor (?). No problems with a strange sylabes in between the concrete sections. ca.1980, ORWO film.

28 May 2012        

industry art

It is not an conceptual art. This object  was made with  an avialable materials (production left overs) by a simple metal worker. Just genuine aesthetic behaviour. Kalisz,Poland ca.1980. ORWO colour slide film.

28 May 2012        

A culture of iron construction

The iron shop windows protection, iron construction, iron entries, you name it. It was the construction material for many decades.

28 May 2012        

A warning

22 May 2012        

Hotel Bar Europa 24h.

22 May 2012        

“prik boord” van lokale “ziekenvonds” Pleszew, Polen, 2009

22 May 2012        

Let op! wenteltrap

21 May 2012        

Een dorp tussen Warschau en Lublin, 2009

21 May 2012        

Ijzere poort, Pleszew, Polen, 2009

21 May 2012        

Tachografy

,The road between  Warsaw – Lublin, 2008