Kaine Kulczak is a second generation British Ukrainian Artist with a pronounced urban contemporary style that effortlessly fuses simple graffiti art and illustration with strong graphic design cues, knocking on the doors of fine art as a result. Contemporary music, street-art and Turner (yes, Turner!) inspire this unassuming young man from Peterborough to compose such striking paintings that, when you are stood before them, you seem to be observing human life as if through some kind of magical illustrative microscope. Life is frequently represented in micro-scales and there is a recurring 'germ-like' theme to the manifestation of Kulczak's subject matter. Single cell organisms or bizarrely shaped 'bacteria' propagate the paintings and illustrations, but in an obviously human context. It is this comparison that Kulczak makes, this substitution of human with germ, that forces us to reconsider our belief that humanity 'lords' over the Earth. Are we, in fact, just a germ, a virus, an infection of the biological system of the Earth?
Biography: Kulczak, born in 1976, realised very early on in his life that his drawing skills were superior to his contemporaries. Album covers by artists like Roger Dean became his earliest influence, using felt tips and cheap pencils that he was given. This understanding of graphic art and design developed until, at the age of 13, like many of his lesser skilled friends, he had stopped drawing on paper and started drawing on walls! With a rather low GCSE grade in Art and a shabby portfolio, Kulczak scraped into Peterborough Regional College on their Graphic and Interior Design Course. With rather low expectations, he nonetheless passed with a Distinction and left full time education. On leaving College he got a job designing and making posters for a book shop, which he did for six years. In a moment of frustration, and probably rebellion, he resigned as a Graphic Designer & took a job as a Data Analyst. He then bought a house, got married, became a father and a 'nine to fiver'. Several years on, the compulsion to design, to create, to paint is persistent and Kulczak has been working on his portfolio for over a year now. We will be taking his extraordinary fusion of graphic design and graffiti art to the Anglian Contemporary Art Fair in July and plan to organise an exhibition over the next six months, specifically intended to 'launch' Kulczak upon the art world! 2006 20/07 - 23/07 'ANGLIAN CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR' (O.C.) Works displayed on the Ovenden Contemporary stand at Wheat Barn, Cressing Temple Barns, Nr. Braintree, Essex.
Country: United Kingdom (Great Britain)
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