Tomek Sadurski

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About the Navigator series …

“After visiting museums and art institutions, what stuck to my mind were all the pictures of different individuals in classic portraiture that, to me, appear a little boring and too posed. I decided to reimagine these images in my own way by making them intuitively – I didn’t sketch them out before I put them onto the paper or anything. Although I started with that concept, I enjoyed the method of making the pieces so much that I didn’t stick to it religiously. I wanted to leave the interpretation of the pieces up to the viewer.

I feel like this is why I feel so drawn to drawing; I like that untold white space. It’s very literal compared to some others. Plus, in the act of drawing, like other mediums, there is this unoccupied space on the page that is very meaningful. Since drawing is such a straightforward art, I like to leave things up to interpretation.”

Tomek Sadurski studied Media Art and Stage Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich after graduating from the School for Fashion & Communication Design there. His work has been exhibited at Haus der Kunst Munich, the Institute of Modern Art Valencia and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Tomek’s illustrations have appeared on L ́OFFICIEL (Paris), VOGUE (Germany) and Vanity Fair (Sao Paulo). His most recent collaborations include an exclusive project with singer FKA Twigs and designer ANDREA CREWS. Tomek Sadurski is born in Poland and currently based in LA and Berlin.