From February 25th we will be showing new works from Roman Klonek in his show “Magic Box”. Almost three years after his last solo exhibition at Pretty Portal, Roman opens his magic box and conjures up a wonderful compilation of new works. Roman Klonek’s artworks show intoxicating, dreamlike worlds in which he tells stories of wild animals and anthropomorphic creatures. His stories take us into fluffy, absurd landscapes and repeatedly amaze us. Text elements in various types of writing, which are rather foreign to us, and which Roman, with a wink, calls oddity enhancers, round off his compositions. But not only Roman’s visual worlds are something very special. The process of the woodcut, which he uses to produce his works, also stands out and invites us to look at his work again and again.
25th of .February – 1st of April
Vernissage: 25th of Februar, 7pm
Born in Katowice, Poland, in 1969, Roman Klonekl studied visual communication and graphic desingn at the Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences in the early 1990s. He graduated from Harald Fuchs with a series of woodcuts that laid the foundation for his further development. In spirit, he sees himself connected to artists such as Fyodor Khitruk, Zdeněk Miler, Yoshitomo Nara and Takashi Murakami. He not only has experience in unusual character design, but also as the founder of a non-profit gallery (Galerie Revolver) in Düsseldorf, as a visiting professor in Mainz and as a lecturer in printmaking at the Würzburg University of Applied Sciences. Numerous national and international solo exhibitions and participations keep his fingers warm for drawing and cutting in his Düsseldorf studio.