28th October 2002

 

 SEAL OF APPROVAL FOR EXHIBITION

 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPH AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

 

The thinking man’s illustrator, Andrzej Klimowski, has given his seal of approval to the exhibition of his work currently on display at the University of Lincoln’s EICH Gallery in Hull.

 

The gallery is displaying over 70 published and original pieces of Klimowski’s work from over the last 30 years.

 

Following the recent opening of the exhibition – at which Klimowski gave a presentation – the internationally renowned illustrator praised the gallery and the arrangement of his work.

 

“My work includes many of those mutant half-man, half-animal figures from mythology,” said Klimowski. “A number of my illustrations include transformed images of my wife and daughter.”

 

During his presentation Klimowski demonstrated and explained the illustrations from his latest book ‘The Secret’ which is story told with graphics.

 

“I like stories without words and I am a great admirer of the old silent movies,” explained Klimowski. “I like to tell stories with my pictures but they are very philosophical and minimalistic.”

 

“The combination of work on display here is a wonderful and very unusual opportunity for both the public and the students,” said Kathie Jenkins, curator of the gallery.  “The exhibition has been a great success so far with visitors arriving from all over the country.”

 

Born of Polish parents in London, Andrzej Klimowski trained at the St Martin’s School of Art before moving to Warsaw to study and work professionally.  He returned to England in 1980 and began his association with the Royal College of Art where he now holds the post of head of illustration.

 

The Klimowski exhibition will continue at the EICH Gallery on George Street until Friday 13th December.  The gallery is open daily Monday to Saturday from 10.00am-4.00pm.  Admission is free.

 

For further information please contact Kathie Jenkins on 01482 462060.

 

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For more information contact:

Gill Noakes, Press Assistant, University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886244 or Email: gnoakes@lincoln.ac.uk

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