Henryk Krolikowski


Untitled, Linocut

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Henryk Krolikowski is a printmaker, photographer and digital artist based in Poland. His work is inspired by the human body, and he utilizes graphic strokes and mark-making in his linocuts.

What was your first experience of printmaking?

The first was the drawing, soon after I started to use a monotype.

What inspires you as an artist?

The main inspiration for me is the world of nature, especially human.

What are you working on at present?

Now I made digital graphics of people traveling and put them on the bus intercity.


'Traces of Immaterial', digital print on bus

What is special about printmaking?

Art allows the artist to show his version of the world. A printmaking has some its own charm. I do not know what but some must have if many people is doing it.

What is your favourite printmaking process, and why?

In general, I like to deal with traditional graphics. But I especially like the linocut. This is a technique where I feel that I have control at all even the smallest point on the matrix.

What prompted you to take part in the International Print Exchange?

I like the idea of exchange. This is a good opportunity to see the others are doing and have a few of original prints.


Untitled, Linocut

What is your favourite colour?

I only use black.

What is your favourite paper and ink?

I use Fabriano 5 paper and ordinary offset ink.

What kind of music do you listen to whilst printmaking?

Usually at work I listening to the radio.

Who is your favourite printmaker?

I can not say about one person, there are many prints of various authors, which I appreciate.

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