Karol Banach is originally from Poland, where he still lives and works. He’s a hip-hop fan, coffee addict and tattoo obsessive. Although he only just had his graduation in 2016 from a 5-year BA & MA course, Karol has already collected a strong list of editorial and commercial clients including Ikea, Samsung, Costa Coffee, American Express, The Washington Post, New Republic and Newsweek.
His work is vivid, geometric and surreal, both filled with classical or futuristic acts. He well adapts to the given brief, still maintaining an editorial freedom that is always well appreciated. The color palette then is for Karol something he meticulously concentrates on, to express the mood of his layouts and characters at best.
His illustrations are inspired by both classical painters like Picasso and Basquiat and the multitude of modern art he finds online to create his surreal style. He also has an alias name, Korneliusz, and as a kid was a Lego and small cars fan. He now defines himself quite an expert of a mixed media style from which he gains his final pieces, made up from collages, vector images, drawings with acrylics or pencils etc. Everything helps him out to start with a new project: music, everyday inspiration, contemporary and classical art, and his art it’s like an experiment through which he searches for new techniques, compositions, and style.
Karol indeed doesn’t like the idea of being conceived in one unique and only visual style, although we have to admit that his latest artworks are well recognizable. He is a free minded young man, looking forward only to work through his passion for creativity as much as possible.
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