Saturday, 9 July 2011

Klimowski On Illustration

Every profession has its ups and downs; fashions change, as do art directors. In the mid-Nineties I found I was getting fewer commissions. This made me fall back on my own experimental work, work that I had done for myself over the years. My professor, Henryk Tomaszewsky, used to refer to this kind of work as 'professional hygiene'; experimentation for its own sake. This playing with form and indulging in one's own obsessions was vital to keep work fresh and lively. Sooner or later the experimentations would find their way into commissioned work.
- Andrzej Kilimowski, On Illustration

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