Based in Sydney
What a story! We interviewed talented Henryk Lobaczewski, on his art journey, approach to creating works, and tips on what to do when you are just starting as a creator.
A: Please, tell us a bit more about yourself. What brought you into art?
H: I studied graphic design and wanted to be a creative director at an ad agency, but I got straight into being an art director at a big Australian fashion label, and they wanted me to shoot... So I then fell in love with shooting fashion, and have been a fashion/advertising photographer for 12 years now. Then covid hit. We wanted space in lockdown, so we sold our apartment, bought a house, and had space to create. This was when I started delving all my energies into painting.
A: What inspires you the most?
H: Color & wowness, when those two things unite that’s the inspiration for me.
A: Do you have any specific rituals while working (creating)?
H: I always have music playing. Without music, nothing happens.
A: What would you recommend to someone who's new to art (rather artist or just an admirer), what to begin with?
H: Research the art world, see what works and why, and get inspired and find your niche.
A: Your top 3 favorite adjectives related to art?
H: Loud, intense, thick
A: The best angle to look at art is from ...?
A: The perfect phrase to start any conversation about art is: ...?
H: Stop following the rules, they don’t exist...
A: Must-read books to talk about art (or do we even need them)?
H: Chromatopia: An Illustrated History of Colour
A: If you could change one thing in the art world - what would it be?
H: I think with Covid, we see a shift to artists selling their work directly, or to multiple worldwide online platforms, and I think that’s an important move - pulling down the barriers between artists and buyers
A: Please, share your favorite quote (not necessarily related to art):
H: “This too shall pass”.
It relates to EVERYTHING, good and bad. And it can help you see where you are and where you want to be, knowing that that’s always an evolution. It also shows you to cherish the best feelings you have, the best moments in life... at that moment, as they too, shall pass.
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