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Ryszard Czernow

Ryszard Czernow

Multimedia artist.
A cinematographer by education.
Professor at the Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School at the University of Silesia in Katowice.
Since 1994, he has been a member of the Association of Polish Art Photographers.
He has been dealing with creative photography since the beginning of the 1980s.
Precursor of the creative use of digital techniques in photography; author of the term Cybergraphy.
He has done a number of individual exhibitions in leading Polish galleries, where he presented his series:

Obraz w kamieniu” (2018 first edition),     „Martwe z natury” (2016 first edition),     „Świat z cegieł” (2011),
Ostatni śnieg - przemiany” (2011),     „Dygresje” (2010),     „Światło i kamień” (2009),     Autorska wystaw plakatów (2007),    „Fotografia ?” (2006),     „Tryptyki” (2005),      „Poznałem Go” (2005),     „Bramy do…” (2005),     „Mury Kazimierza” (2002),   „Cybergrafia” (2001),     „Kim byłem - byłem sobie” (1995),     „Ślady” (1993),     „Lata Świetlne” (1983).

In his work, he pays special attention to contemporary vanitative symbolism, describing the world of animate and inanimate matter that surrounds us. He describes his paintings with the term Cybergraphy, because as a result of a number of modifications they have lost the features of classical photography. He presents his artistic projects in the form of large-format photorealistic prints and in the form of sono-visual compositions, where sound next to the image is an equal means of expression.

For many years, Ryszard Czernow has also been involved in graphic design. His very subjective photography plays a special role in his projects. He is a creator of posters for many feature films, including such directors as: Krzysztof Zanussi, Agnieszka Holland, Feliks Falk, Jan Jakub Kolski, Jan Kidawa-Błoński and to theatrical performances at the Juliusz Słowacki Theater in Krakow, etc.

As a director and cinematographer, he has also made a number of music videos for cult Polish music groups and performers, such as: "Republika", "Dżem", "Golec uOrkiestra", Irek Dudek, Andrzej Rybińskiego, Stachursky-ego, etc.