I usually attend all sort of art events, looking for good outstanding art and artists, and that´s exactly what happened last year during the Summer Parallax Art Fair. I met Kasia, showing her
fresh, elegant illustrations, which immediately caught my eye.
Kasia is an amazing Illustrator based in London. After graduating from art school in Poland she moved to London to pursue her career in fashion industry working as print designer for high street
brands. Today she works as an Illustrator creating detailed drawings both for businesses and private clients. In her work she mixes portraiture with conceptual illustration and use biro pens as
her favorite medium.
Her work has been featured in magazines, on various blogs, sites and by brands like ASOS, New Look, ITV's TV shows, or Surfdome. Her work was exhibited at few art events so far including:
The Biennale of Illustration and Graphic Art in Berlin, Parallax Art Fair in London and was presented in London's galleries including Camden Image Gallery, Piano Room Hackney and currently Walton
Fine Arts in Chelsea. Kasia is member of London based art group Expressive Collective.
What made you get into the art world? Is art something you ever thought about, was it related to previous activities of yours?
I was into arts since I can remember. As kid I used to watch my grandfather, who was an architect, sharpening his drawing pencils to perfection. He would hold the knife at an angle and
carefully press it down against the end of the pencil, shaving it off bit by bit. He would rotate the pencil so that each side was shaved evenly. It was an amazing view, I can still remember
woody smell of color edged pencil leftovers falling down and how perfectly sharp the end of the pencil was. It was a beautiful and mesmerizing sight for young kid.
I quickly discovered that as my grandpa I can draw too and since that moment I knew what I wanted to do. I wanted to be an artist.