Why did you become an artist? Where did you study, etc?

I didn’t choose to become an artist. I’ve always been a creative person, and I had to find ways to express it. Art didn’t have a central place in my family. I grew up on a farm in Poland during the communist era. For me, art was a means of survival and a way of finding my identity.

What is the history of your career?

I always wanted to take photographs, but we didn’t have enough money to buy a film. Then, when I was a teenager, I was able to buy a disposable camera. I used this to photograph my friends at parties and document life around me. When I moved to the UK, I studied photography at London Metropolitan University.

What medium/mediums do you work with?

As well as photography, I do street paste-ups and installation art.

How would you describe your art style?

Gentle, intimate and raw.

What do you love about being an artist?

Freedom.

Where do you draw your inspiration from?

Train and road trips, people I meet, the world around me. What inspires me, I photograph.

What are some of your most popular works? Tell us a bit about some of your works and what you love about them. What’s your favourite and why?

Unicorns are real, Café in Soler, Wimmera Nights – in general photos depicting something surreal, water, fire or patterns.

What is your philosophy on art and life?

Art is a way of survival.

What are your professional dreams/goals?

To make a living out of my art practice and plan few art workshops for my local primary school in Poland.

Describe yourself or your art in three words.

Gentle, intimate and raw

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