Artists keep on trying to leave a trace with their works in the landscape of Łódź, the avant-guard city. You would think, that with this kind of art, little would surprise the people of Łódź. Not only local artists, but talented people from around the world create monumental pieces of art in the city. Such a monument can be found on ulica Więckowskiego 4 in Łódź, which became the canvas of a world famous painter and cartoonist. 2 works of Siudmak – “The Birth of Day” and “Birds in Paradise” were transferred onto the façade of a building. It was not painted on the walls, but printed on porcelain tiles. It was a unique project, even on a global scale.
Has Łódź become more beautiful thanks to the tiles and graphics of Wojciech Siudmak?
I certainly hope so. As its creator, I am very satisfied with the final result, which is truly beautiful. The colours are wonderful, subdued. I wish the inhabitants of the city will enjoy it. As Shakespeare said: “I could be bounded in a nut shell and count myself a king of infinite space”. I would like the inhabitants of that building to be the rulers of each new day, allowing them to plan it in a positive atmosphere and realize it positively. That’s my wish and I am very glad the courtyard was created.
What is the message of the colourful picture on the building’s façade?
I put great effort into making sure the decoration would be a positive element for the inhabitants. That’s why the colours are not aggressive, but more pastel. The picture should not only function as a decoration, but should also have a spiritual dimension, philosophical fairy-tale like, providing energy on a daily basis. I wanted to inspire the people to create a positive day, particularly the children. The tenement house already has its first inhabitants, soon it will be full of live with inhabitants and tourists.
The work of Wojciech Siudmak, in a romantic-fantastic style was transferred onto 260 porcelain tiles, of which the largest measures 2 metres and the smallest only 25centimetres. They were carefully arranged on the façade of the building, taking into account the windows, which perfectly fit into the artists work. The installation covers a total of 350m2 and shows the unlimited possibilities of using tiles on walls and facades.
The official opening of the courtyard took place on 24 August 2018. The work of Wojciech Siudmak can be admired every day, free of charge.
was born on 10 October 1942 in Wieluń. As an artist he represents realist fantasy, compared to Salvador Dali. His works of art are one of a kind, full of symbolics and boundless fantasy. His works are known all over the world. They have become the graphic symbols of prestigious events, such as the film festivals in Cannes, Montreal and Paris. The artists searches for universal beauty based on mathematical formulas and philosophy. He’s not interested in the obvious beauty, but like the ancient Greeks, intuitively interprets it in the mathematical rules of cosmic harmony as well as the views of ancient great thinkers.