Paul Wardski

Artist Printmaker born and residing London. BA Hons Illustration, (University of Portsmouth), MA Printmaking graduating with Distinction (UAL Camberwell).

My work is a reflection upon past experience coupled with social-political issues, primarily the displacement of people through the regeneration of social housing and urban development. I engage with sites of contradiction that are local to me, and within those sites I search for objects that have been left behind by past inhabitants. Exploring my relationship with the found object and the space from where it is collected, I find myself 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 I create fictitious interiors housed within an imagined landscape these painterly surreal rooms and objects, distorted in scale, evoke loss and abandonment. 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.

Paul Wardski

Selected Prints 2019

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

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

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