Visual Language of Lech Majewski - Polish Art Posters


The exhibition ‘Visual Language of Lech Majewski - Polish Art Posters’, collateral event of the India Art Fair 2015, is taking place from 10.02.15 to 16.02.15 at the National Institute of Design (NID) from 4pm to 8pm. The exhibition consists of 30 posters by one of the most renewed Polish graphic artists and a professor at the prestigious Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Lech Majewski. It presents cross-section of artist works allowing the viewer to decode his visual language. The collection presents posters made for the theater plays, festivals and exhibitions.

Lech Majewski on his posters in his own words: “I try to avoid trends. I prefer to go my way, which results from my world perception. In – depth analysis of my subject is the first step. To whom the work is supposed to be addressed also matters a lot. Then I choose forms of expressions as far as the merit, interpretation and graphic design are concerned. I like colors. I like drawings. Each element in my work has its specific function, contributing to the whole composition. Naturally, I use computer as one of the tools that support creation. Understanding what visual language really is and how it differs from languages used in other disciplines of arts was the starting point for my own exploration in the field of graphic design.”

Lech Majewski was born in Olsztyn, Poland and graduated from the Faculty of Graphics at Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw at the studio of Professor Henryk Tomaszewski, the father of Polish School of Poster. He works as a graphic artist in the area of poster and book design, as well as illustration. Professor Majewski is the President of the International Poster Biennale in Warsaw. Lech Majewski was named Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of J. E. Purkyně in Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic. He held lectures and workshops in many universities and had exhibitions all over the world including Poland, Switzerland, France, Italy, Finland, Mexico, Chile, the Netherlands, Brazil. Professor Majewski designed the cover of the book of awarded DSC prize for South Asian literature author Jeet Thayil “Narcopolis”, which is translated in Polish and will be published in Poland summer 2015.

The exhibition will be opened on 5.00 pm on Monday, 09th February 2015 by H.E. Mr Tomasz Lukaszuk, Ambassador of Poland to India; Mr. Pradyumna Vyas, Director, National Institute of Design; Prof. Paweł Nowak, Dy. Vice-Chancellor & Prof. Lech Majewski, Academy of Fine Arts, Poland and; Anna Tryc-Bromley Director of the Polish Institute in New Delhi.

Exhibition will remain on view till Monday, 16th February 2015 from 4pm to 8pm