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Paul Wardski

Paul Wardski

Paul Wardski is an artist printmaker born and residing in London. He graduated with a BA Hons in Illustration from University of Portsmouth and an MA in Printmaking from Camberwell College of Arts.

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Wardski’s works typically encompass landscapes from found articles, using ephemera and reworking books. Using landscapes from found articles with hand painted elements creating colourful and interesting works of art full of texture, mixed media hand painted elements, mono print and found imagery.

Recent works focus upon lost people, the fragmented relationship with natural landscapes and unnatural surroundings creating a surrealistic fictitious almost eligible world. Source monitoring memory, a type of memory error where the source of a memory is incorrectly attributed to some specific recollected experience is a constant theme associated to his work.

Through multiple print processes Wardski creates fictitious interiors housed within an imagined landscape. Painterly surreal rooms and objects, distorted in scale, evoke loss and abandonment. The lightness of photolithography put through an etching press creates a ghost-like quality suggesting what is past. In contrast, the heavy graphic quality of screen-printing allows me to insert and overlay bold objects as motifs; these then speak a language of a decorative nature, creating a false sense of
familiarity.

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