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Rafael Potempa (born in 1986) – is talented and young artist, specializing in visual art in context, mainly illustration and painting. Degree of Art Rafael has gained at Huddersfield University in 2011 (Bachelor of Art Hones).
As the artist, he is interested in traditional and contemporary painting, which both influences him noticeable. Rafael uses infinito, which is a piece of art looking like an unfinished, stream invented by renaissance painter Titian (1488-1576), continued by J. Tintoretto (1518- 1549) and others. To paint, artist uses acrylics, he explains: – it just drys quicker. The painting represented by artist is filled full of grotesque, cartoonish irony and metaphor borrowed of the contemporary world. One of his favorite subjects, being one eye characters which remind him of Cyclops’s, presented in portrait positions, facing to the viewer. Creatures usually are dressed up in artifacts, which reflect life experiences of artist: beret – visit in Paris, painting of W. Kandinsky (1866-1944)- portrait of W. Kandinsky, white strips from Auschwitz- concentration camps and mass extermination, etc. By his art, the artist wants to focus the attention of viewer on to things which are important, but become missed in everyday life.