Z krosna do Krosna

The official logo of 10th International Artistic Linen Cloth Biennial 2018

This balanced monochrome graphics relates to the interlacing in the fabric, evokes the impression of three-dimensionality in the viewer. A dash of color introduced to the lettering underlines the tenth - jubilee edition of the biennial.The author uses the color to highlight the paronomasia in the subtitle – krosno – a loom (device used to weave cloth and tapestry) and Krosno – the host city.

Andrzej Pilichowski-Ragno was born in Rome, Italy. He lives and works in Cracow, Poland. He graduated from the Jagiellonian University in Cracow with a degree in Polish Philology. He studied Photography under the tuition of prof. Zbigniew Łagocki. In 1996 he received the Artistic Scholarship of the City of Cracow in the field of photography. From 1992 to 1997 he was an assistant professor at the Chair of Literary Theory at the Jagiellonian University. Academic teacher of photodesign and photography in advertising at the Interior Design School in Cracow and at the Open Course in Photography at the Tadeusz Kościuszko Cracow University of Technology, children’s book illustrator. He is a member of the Association of Polish Art Photographers
– District of Cracow and of the Association of Polish Artwork Photographers. Andrzej has participated in several dozen group exhibitions in Poland and abroad. He has given a dozen or so solo exhibitions. He has been a recipient of awards in illustration, including the 1st Prize at the “Book of the Year” competition organised by the Polish Section of IBBY. You can find his artworks in such magazines as: “Tygodnik Powszechny”, “Konteksty”, “Kraków”, “Res Publica Nowa”, “Film”, “Cinema”, “Charaktery”, “Playboy”, “Elle Deco”, “Zoom International”, “Przekrój”, “Artphoto”, “Pozytyw”, “Nick Magazine”, and “Świerszczyk”.

His artworks feature discovering common, timeless elements of reality, unlimited by geographical references. He devotes his attention primarily to the urban landscapes. Since the 90's he has been focused on his private project „City Landscapes”. Traveling through various European cities, he draws from their landscapes images characterized by a certain degree of strangeness. These are both human depictions and "urban still lifes" - as the author of the camera captures, often surrealistic faces of the cities visited. Unreal urban landscapes captured from everyday life by the artist's imagination create a portrait of a quasi-city existing here and now - everywhere and at the same time – nowhere.

Iwona Jurczyk
The Museum of Crafts in Krosno

Andrzej Pilichowski-Ragno speaks about his art
Book illustrator
Graphic designs for children's books
"City Landscapes" Project


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