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Pandora’s Box is an exhib­i­tion of mixed media draw­ings com­mis­sioned by Union 105 | East Street Arts. It has its’ open­ing on the 25th of September 2014 between 6-​9pm. It will con­tinue until the 05th of October 2014 at fol­low­ing times:

Sat & Sun 124pm | Tue till Thur 126pm

Inspired by two Greek myth­o­lo­gical motifs; ‘Pandora’s Box’ and ‘The Fates’, this exhib­i­tion expands on recent dance install­a­tion per­form­ance by the Northern School of Contemporary Dance and a col­lab­or­a­tion with a video artist Blessing Oyebanji. It encour­ages one to reflect on human nature and its influ­ence on people’s lives.

Skills

The Collection of Skills

Illustration

Illustration

Character Design

Character Design

Design

Design

Fine Art

Fine Art

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The MA” exhib­i­tion is the res­ult of a col­lab­or­a­tion between visual artist Karolina Szymkiewicz | Karolful, TASTE Shop and Noo-​Studio. It was pro­duced in TASTE Studio, dur­ing Karolful’s March 2014 res­id­ency and ran between the 11th of April and 13th of May 2014, in TASTE Shop’s exhib­i­tion space in Tian Zi Fang (Shanghai).

The dir­ect ref­er­ence for the art­work comes from the video “Urban Butoh” per­formed by Butoh dance mas­ter Atsushi Takenouchi and shot in the Poble Nou cemetery in Barcelona. The video’s dir­ect­ors are Jordi Arqué and Roberto Romero; music was com­posed by Hiroko Komiya.

To learn more please read here.

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Composite Games are an indie role­play­ing game com­pany who are hard at work devel­op­ing an excit­ing new tab­letop game, entitled the Chronicles of Ollundra. As part of this ongo­ing pro­ject they com­mis­sioned Karolful to provide a series of char­ac­ter design illus­tra­tions. These visual ele­ments will embel­lish their intric­ately designed games, enrich­ing the gam­ing experience.

The images will appear in the Ollundra rule book and pro­mo­tional mater­ial. Additionally, Composite sought con­sulta­tion on their art dir­ec­tion and busi­ness brand­ing, lead­ing to Karolful design­ing their com­pany and game-​title logo.

TIG Prize winner

New Lights exhibition, Mercer Gallery in Harrogate

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In 2013 Karolina Szymkiewicz’s art­work was short­l­is­ted for the New Lights exhib­i­tion, a bi-​annual com­pet­i­tion show­cas­ing the best young con­tem­por­ary artists in the north of England.

On Friday the 20th of September the New Lights exhib­i­tion had its private open­ing at the Mercer Gallery in Harrogate. At this event Karolina’s illus­tra­tions were awar­ded the TIG Prize (The Inter Group) for most out­stand­ing rep­res­ent­a­tional work. The Exhibition ran from 21 September until 17 November 2013 at the Mercer Gallery and will be mov­ing on to The Biscuit Factory gal­lery in Newcastle for January 2014.

Fabric Pattern Design

Spring/Summer 2014 collection, commissioned by Mesamis Kidswear.

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These pat­terns are a product of a col­lab­or­a­tion
with Noo-​Studio | The House of Collaboration (Shanghai).

Illustrations were inspired by pre-​existing themes and col­ours used by Mesamis in their brand­ing. These ele­ments were then arranged into pat­terns and used in their children’s cloth­ing range for infants (06 months).