IAPA推介波兰版画家Christopher Nowicki

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Christopher Nowicki

Christopher Nowicki was born in Toledo, Ohio,USAin 1950. In1973 he graduated from the University of Toledo with a Bachelorof Fine Art Degree after studying at the prestigious Toledo Museum of Art. Hereceived his Master of Fine Art degree from the University of Washingtonin Seattle in1977 where he was Assistant of Record for Prof. Glen Alps. He is a VisitingProfessor at Northeast Normal Universityin Changchun,Chinaand an Honorary Professor at Yanbian University in Yanji,China.He is the recipient of many international awards and is a well known lecturerand curator. Currently has lived inPolandfor 25 years and is aprofessor of printmaking at the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Art andDesign in Wroclaw,Poland. He is also is Head of theSerigraph Studio.


Traditional printmaking techniques are the foundation of modernprintmaking. The idea of creating multiples by hand that are identical is notnew but the skill in creating them is slowly being lost. It is important toretain these traditional techniques that require skillful and sometimes timeconsuming effort.

Mezzotint, my personally preferred method, was almost entirely lost atthe beginning of the 1900’s. It was replaced by newer and faster techniques.But eventually artists rediscovered it and began to appreciate it for itscreative
advantages. Now it enjoys a certain respectand popularity among printmakers.
With my work I try to touch reality in a different way. I create asurrogate reality that is a transformation of our everyday observations. I useunreal perspectives and juxtapose objects in ways that I feel show a differentviewpoint on our existence as humans.
MyEntropy‘’ series for instance is not just a study of deteriorating machines. Itis a statement about our abbreviated existence in time. People should rememberthat everything returns to nature, even us. The ‘Doors’ series deals withmaking decisions and how we feel confined within our society and politicalsystems. These are ideas are too often pushed to the