I was born in Poland but grew up and received my high school diploma in Cologne, Germany. My passport is German.
I graduated in England, from the Manchester Metropolitan University with a BSc (Hons) SLT in 2002.
I live in Tokyo since 2014.
Since I came to Japan I learned about kirie and the cutting technique from Japanese kirie master Shu Kubo. I changed my profession to become a collage artist and have been making portrait collages for people since 2015.
In 2019 I presented my collages at the German School of Tokyo Yokohama during art lessons to teach students how to make portrait collages.
In 2020 I collaborated with kintsugi artist Ariko Anderson in Kyoto and used her work to make collages.
Since 2020 I have been making product placement collages in order to make commercial collages for magazines to promote products.
I solely use paper cut outs to create collages.
I find paper cut outs in old magazines, brochures, flyers, recycled and vintage books.
All collages are cut by hand, none of my work is digital.
I use scissors and art scalpels to cut.
I use Japanese cardboard or wooden canvas as a background.
I started in 2015 by inviting people for portrait collage sessions and it has been word of mouth since then. Clients contact me via email, Line or Whatsapp.
2020 Cheltenham Illustration Awards - results of submission pending
Product placement collage drafts for luxury brands
Collaboration collages for other artist
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