Paul Wardski

PRINTMAKER PROFILE

ARTIST STATEMENT

Paul Wardski is an award winning Artist Printmaker born and residing in London. BA Hons Illustration, (University of Portsmouth), MA Printmaking graduating with Distinction (UAL Camberwell).

Wardski’s practice typically engages with sites of contradiction that are local to him, and within those sites he searches for objects that have been left behind by past inhabitants. By exploring his own relationship with the found object and the space from where it is collected, he finds himself drawn to the tangible motif quality of the objects that have been left behind and discarded. The human element that used to be there is now gone.

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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SELECTED PRINTS

web Paul Wardski - Landscape 19

Landscape 19

by Paul Wardski

Screen Print on Heritage (300gsm)

web Paul Wardski - Landscape 20

Landscape 20

by Paul Wardski

Screen Print on Heritage (300gsm)

PREVIOUSLY SELECTED PRINTS

Designed for freedom of motion from one room to another. Part 1

Designed for freedom of motion from one room to another. Part 1

by Paul Wardski

Screen Print, Photo-Litho, Transfer Print, Hand-Drawn Graphite and Colouring Pencil on Madrid Litho

Designed for freedom of motion from one room to another. Part 2

Designed for freedom of motion from one room to another. Part 2

by Paul Wardski

Screen Print, Photo-Litho, Transfer Print, Hand-Drawn Graphite and Colouring Pencil on Madrid Litho

No milk for you today Gismo

No milk for you today Gismo

by Paul Wardski

Screen Print, Photo-Litho, Transfer Print, Hand-Drawn Graphite and Colouring Pencil on Madrid Litho