Mariusz Waras (PL):

Mariusz Waras was born 1978 in Gdynia. A graphic artist, outdoor painter, traveller, amateur architect. Waras is one of the key actors of Polish street art, known mostly for his monumental images of industrial machines, the industrialized landscape and semi-fantastic transport vehicles, which appear on façades and in galleries across the world. His style is always recognizable – he positions monochromatic geometrical segments, like Lego bricks, into skillfully rhythmicized compositions that address the viewer with a persuasive mathematic poetics. He graduated from the Department of Graphic Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk where he is currently assistant lecturer in Prof. Jerzy Ostrogórski’s painting studio. The author of the m-city project including several hundred murals. His work focuses on urban space. His murals may be seen in the streets of Warsaw, Gdańsk, Berlin, Paris, Budapest, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Bolzano, London and Prague, as well as in art galleries, including individual exhibitions at the Arsenal in Poznań (2005) and the CSW Łaźnia in Gdańsk (2006). He is also a curator of the 238×504 hoarding gallery in Gdynia as well as an archivist / collector of Polish street art. Freelance graphic artist, frequently awarded in various contests.