The Explorer by Roman Klonek
Woodcut, 49 x 64 cm, Number 4 from Edition of 15
Original unframed print.
Roman Klonek, born in Kattowitz/Poland, has a spot for old fashioned cartoons and modern block printing styles. In the 90s he studied Graphic Arts in Duesseldorf and discovered a passion for woodcut. For the past 20 years he has created illustrations and prints with a wide range of whimsical creatures, mostly half animal/half human and preferably in awkward situations. His work can be described as a bizarre balancing act between propaganda, folklore and pop. He works together with friends in a studio in Düsseldorf, Germany.