A native of Poznań and a citizen of the world, Ryszard Kaja, was a graphic and set designer and a draughtsman with a keen eye. On the eve of the Poznań exhibition presenting the artist's many and varied accomplishments in various arts, we will take a closer look at the graphic language of his posters.
The poster as a form of expression was close to the artist because of family relations; he was the son of Zbigniew Kaja, a major poster designer from Poznań. Drawing on his father's experience, he quickly found his own artistic path, skilfully intertwining characteristic effervescent illustration, narrative qualities and intriguing lettering into his projects. A special place in his work was occupied by the series of posters titled POLAND, in which he portrayed well- and lesser-known places, presenting sometimes with a pinch of salt commonplace thinking of, and stereotypes connected with, cities or regions.
The lecture will be accompanied by a presentation of the poster designed by Ryszard Kaja to mark the 70th anniversary of Arsenał Municipal Gallery.
Moderator: Barbara Górecka