Janusz Orzechowski is a Polish, prize-winning painter and draftsman who has exhibited his work nationally. His works capture a distinctive aesthetic constructed by a mix of the funny and serious, showcasing intriguing narrative scenes, unexpected perspectives and humorous contrasts between character and setting. We sat down with Janusz to talk about his current projects, inspiration, and the start of his artistic career.
When did you know you wanted to be an artist?
I’ve been creating something since I was a child on paper in my own way. But after high school, I realized that I have to going to higher art studies and there I trained my artistic and practical skills.
After graduation, I started working in advertising, but that wasn’t it, so all the time I created paintings just for myself.
Can you tell us about your artistic influences and other artists who inspire you the most?
From the earliest years I was inspired by comics, computer games and movies. Besides that old figurative paintings are also a great inspiration.
Do you prefer working alone or working with others?
I like working alone the most, although I miss meetings in the artistic circle that ocurred more frequently in college.
Can you tell us about the project you are currently working on?
I am currently working on paintings for two exhibitions in Paris.
What do you think you would have done if you weren’t an artist?
I would like to become a driver. I like to travel long distances by car.
Have you found other artists at Singulart whose works you admire?
Yes, I saw a lot of good paintings at Singulart. Watching other people’s works always gives me a lot of motivation and inspiration.
What advice can you give to young artists starting their business?
Not to give up. The first years of artistic activity are always very difficult and do not bring measurable results.
That’s why, in my case, I had to earn from another source to be able to buy the material to create my paintings.