Contemporary Aphrodite

PrizeFinalists in Create (art)
CompanyRaf Tarnawski Studio
ArtistRaf Tarnawski
CategoryProfessional

For centuries, art was the solution that showed us how to live and helped us to find fixed values in this chaotic world. My sculptures are vessels that I fill with emotions and desires: the joy of encounter, heat of the setting sun, or yearning for what might be. They always contain a part of myself, a fragment of my life. Facing this captured moment and emotion, you are invited to enter another dimension, one free of the chaos of the onrushing reality. It’s where you have a chance to discover harmony and distance yourself from the surrounding world.

Bio
Raf Tarnawski was born in Wroclaw, Poland. At ten years old, he printed his first photographs, and exhibited his graphic works while still in high school in Walbrzych, Poland. After completing the graphics school in Lund, Sweden, Raf worked for many years as a Creative Director for many international advertising agencies, all the while creating his own artwork in photography, graphics, painting, ceramics and design. His own first painting exhibit took place in Eslov, Sweden, in the late 1980’s. In 2006, Raf started to study sculpture at the Fine Arts Academy in Warsaw, Poland.