Sometime in the late 1970s I started to create my own stuff: collage, drawings, photography.
In 1975 I became involved, by chance, with the Józef Szajna’sStudio Theatre in Warsaw. Jerzy Kalina, an avant-garde artist, was organizing a performance/action/exhibition/happening, and needed volunteers. I don’t remember the event’s name. It meant to be about YOU, like in ‘about me’; it was a massive experience. I created an assemblage and then, on the opening night of the exhibit, I participated in an improvised performance. It was even more fun than studying architecture. In 1981 I have received the architectural diploma at Warsaw’s Technical University.
In the autumn of the same year, I skipped the Iron Curtain and have arrived in London.I’ve made the living working sweat shops and, later on, London pubs. I kept observing, drawing, and collaging.
By 1987, I have rediscovered the architect inside me. In 1989 I received my British diploma at the Southbank Polytechnic. In essence, I am 9-5 architect and 24-7 artist.
1990s sucked. I was a family man, acting as the beast of burden and creating artworks late at night. There was no internet, so I did stuff like assemblages - many of them.
The Millennium was a turning point. I stopped being the regular guy. The launch of the Internet was a godsend, wasn’t it? Getting in touch with people and collaborating was so much easier than ever. I visited Mexico, spread my wings and started to fly.Saying this, I am passionately involved in the mail art. I know some pretty cool and challenging artists. This activity keeps me alive more than anything else.