Graphic artist, poster author and illustrator. Born on the 25th of February, 1973 in Swierczyn, near Włocławek.
Between 1994 and 1999 he majored in Graphic Arts at Warsaw's Academy of Fine Arts. In 1997 he studied at the Schule fur Gestaltun in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Upon his return, between 1997 and 1999 he was assistant to Professor Mieczyslaw Wasiewski in the Poster Design Workshop at the Academy in Warsaw and in 2000 he joined Professor Lech Majewski's workshop. Between 2003 and 2004 he further enriched his experience by working as an intern at the Internationales Kunstlerhous Villa Concordia in Bamberg, Germany.
Ryszard Kajzer is primarily known for his poster art, book projects and illustrations. His posters manifest a painterly freedom, executed as a seemingly careless gesture. The artist often utilises the cut out technique or the torn technique. Freehand lettering is often incorporated in his works and often borderlines on unreadable splatters. His works are full of energy, loaded with contrast featuring large, flat spots of densely oversaturated color.
Kajzer has also designed a number of publications, some of which were awarded by the Polish Association of Book Publishers, such as When an Angel Dies by Jerzy Andrzej Maslowski ( Tao Publishing House), Kajzer an album of his own works (Edition Villa Concordia im Verlag Frankischer Tag, German Publishing House), Great and insignificant by Irena Krzywicka (Nisza Publishing House), Pension by Piotr Pazinski (Nisza Publishing House), Tales from the Saski Palace by Joanna Borowska (Green Gallery Publishing House) and Klaus Wagenbach's Franz Kafka (Nisza Publishing House). He is a lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (also running Literary Workshops for first- and second-year Graphic Arts students) and at the School of Applied Informatics and Management in Warsaw.
Selected Individual Exhibitions:
- 2001 – Modern Art Gallery, Wloclawek; Miedzy Nami Klub, Warsaw
- 2004 – Internationales Kunstlerhaus Villa Concordia, Bamberg; Polish Culture House, Munich, Modern Art Gallery, Wloclawek; Modern Art Gallery, Olkusz
- 2005 – Polish Institute in Sophia; Galeria ZOO, Warsaw
Selected Group Exhibitions:
- 1998 – Air and Water Poster, Department of Art, Oregon State University, Corvallis
- 1999 – Un manifesto per il cinema, Palazzo Cisterna, Torino
- 2000 – 17th International Poster Biennale in Warsaw; Kraków Poster Festival
- 2001 – 1st International Poster Triennial, Heritage Museum, Hong Kong, 2rd Kraków’s Poster Festival, Polish Poster Biennale in Katowice
- 2002 – 18th International Poster Biennale in Warsaw, 4th Kraków Poster Festival; Children are the Rhythm of the World, Deutsches Plakat Museum, Essen
- 2003 – 17th International Poster Triennial, Museum of Modern Art, Toyama; 11th Salon of Polish Poster in Warsaw, Poster Museum in Wilanow; 18th Polish Poster Biennale in Katowice, Triennial of Poster in Trnava.
- 2004 – L’affiche polonaise en effervescence, Polish Institute, Paris; 19th International Poster Biennale, Warsaw; International Graphic Design Biennale in Moscow; International Poster Art Triennial in Sofia, 18th, International Poster Biennale in Mexico; 2ndInternational Poster Triennial in Hong Kong
- 2005 – 5th Kraków Poster Festival; 12th Salon of Polish Poster in Warsaw, Poster Museum in Wilanow; 19th Polish Poster Biennale in Katowice
- 2006 – Young Poster, Ericsson Gallery in Warsaw (accompanying exhibition 20. MBP); Workshop, exhibition of final master works of student assistants to Professor Lech Majewski, Gallery Ateneum of the Young
- 2007 – Hungarian October in Poster Art, Fabryka Trzciny, Warsaw
- 2008 – Young Graphics, Tadeusz Kulisiewicz’s International Graphic Arts Triennial in Warsaw IMPRINT 2008
- 2010 – 22nd International Poster Biennale in Warsaw; Where Is My Vote? Posters for the Green Movement in Iran New York City
- 1999 – An Award for the best diploma in Graphic Design under professor Lech Majewski in Warsaw’s School of Fine Arts.
- 2000 – A distinction at Kraków’s 2nd International Poster Festival 2002 – Jozef Mroszczak’s Honourary Prize during the 18th International Poster Biennale in Warsaw
- 2003 – Honourary Prize during the Polish Poster Biennale in Katowice
- 2004 – Main Prize during the international competition for a poster promoting the year of Gombrowicz; A. Stareyshinski’s Award for young designer at the International Poster Triennial in Sofia, Award at the 19th International Poster Biennale in Warsaw in the event dedicated to the memory of Witold Gombrowicz
- 2005 – Silver Medal at the 19th Polish Poster Biennale in Katowice
- 2010 – Honourary distinction in the category of The New Chopin at the 22nd International Poster Biennale