THE ART OF MOVIE POSTER
26 July 2023
Alternative movie poster Marlene Dietrich and Marilyn Monroe (Polish) | Waldemar Swierzy | Soggettiva Gallery Milano

Soggettiva Gallery presents, from Tuesday 29 August 2023 the new exhibition: THE ART OF POLISH POSTER

focused on the work of the famous Polish School of Illustration dedicated to the world of movie posters

A DIFFERENT WAY OF IMAGINING CINEMA

From Tuesday 29 August 2023 the new exhibition

“THE ART OF MOVIE POSTER”

The re-opening of Soggettiva Gallery after the summer closure will be characterised by the inauguration of “The Art of Movie Poster”, a survey on the extraordinary development that graphic art in the form of posters underwent in Poland after the Second World War, in particular aimed at revisiting the cinematic universe in a completely new and original way.

THE RENOWNED POLISH SCHOOL

Among the works that will be displayed there are two classics of Hollywood cinema such as Casablanca by Micheal Curtiz, one of the most famous love stories in cinema history, the one between Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, and Boogie Nights by Paul Thomas Anderson, who, at the age of 27, established himself among the most prominent authors of American cinematography, a role he still plays today. Both posters are signed by Andrzej Krajewski, one of the leading exponents of the school of cinema illustration which was formed in Poland after the end of the Second World War:  the communist regime censored much of Western cultural production, allowing a generation of Polish artists to develop a completely original style detached from the communication standards now established in the West, conceiving the film poster not as a commercial vehicle but as a work of art in its own right. A giant of Polish cinema such as Krzysztof Kieślowski will instead be represented by three posters inspired by the Three Colours trilogy, including Three Colours: Red, created by Hong Kong-born artist Victo Ngai.

FROM PAST TO PRESENT

“Stalin and the Soviets did not know it but, when they took possession of Poland after the Second World War, they contributed to the birth of the so-called Polish School of Posters, which managed to transform the impositions and cages on freedom of expression into a stimulus for extraordinary experiments in illustration and graphics, also taking the liberty of mocking the regime in a subtle way, through metaphors and symbols.
Female artists and poster artists took advantage of this to let their imagination run wild and to explore new horizons without having to submit to commercial pressure.
From this situation a real artistic movement flourished for which the successful expression “Polish School of Posters” was coined.
In a country hungry for culture, posters displaying plays or films could be found everywhere. Moreover, not knowing the original posters, painters and illustrators invented completely new ones, often much more interesting and fascinating than those present on our streets and in front of our cinemas.”
Frizzifrizzi, Simone Sbarbati

SOGGETTIVA GALLERY

Via Pasquale Sottocorno 5/A, 20122 Milano

3357722437 – 3458463222

info@soggettivagallery.com 

www.soggettivagallery.com 

Opening hours:

From Tuesday to Saturday, 10.00 – 13.30 / 16.00 – 19.30

Alternative movie poster Il grande Lebowski (Polish) | Joel Coen | Krajewski Andrzej | Soggettiva Gallery Milano
Alternative movie poster Casablanca (Polish) | Michael Curtiz | Krajewski Andrzej | Soggettiva Gallery Milano
Alternative movie poster Boogie Nights (Polish) | Paul Thomas Anderson | Krajewski Andrzej | Soggettiva Gallery Milano
Alternative movie poster Shame (Polish) | Steve McQueen | Marcelina Amelia | Soggettiva Gallery Milano
Alternative movie poster Il favoloso mondo di Amelie (Polish) | Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Leszek Żebrowski | Soggettiva Gallery Milano
Alternative movie poster Il cigno nero (Polish) | Darren Aronofsky | Marcelina Amelia | Soggettiva Gallery Milano
Alternative movie poster Il Decalogo 6 (Polish) | Krzysztof Kieślowski | Eva Bajek | Soggettiva Gallery Milano
Alternative movie poster Cuore Selvaggio (Polish) | David Lynch | Jacek Staniszewski | Soggettiva Gallery Milano
Alternative movie poster Chinatown (Polish) | Roman Polanski | Krajewski Andrzej | Soggettiva Gallery Milano
Alternative movie poster Duel (Polish) | Steven Spielberg | KRYSZTOF NOVAK | Soggettiva Gallery Milano
Alternative movie poster Il grande Lebowski (Polish) | Joel Coen | Krajewski Andrzej | Soggettiva Gallery Milano
Alternative movie poster Il cigno nero (Polish) | Darren Aronofsky | Marcelina Amelia | Soggettiva Gallery Milano
Alternative movie poster Il Decalogo 6 (Polish) | Krzysztof Kieślowski | Eva Bajek | Soggettiva Gallery Milano

A DIFFERENT WAY OF IMAGINING CINEMA

From Tuesday 29 August 2023 the new exhibition

“THE ART OF MOVIE POSTER”

The re-opening of Soggettiva Gallery after the summer will be characterised by the inauguration of “The Art of Movie Poster”, a survey on the extraordinary development that graphic art in the form of posters underwent in Poland after the Second World War, in particular aimed at revisiting the cinematic universe in a completely new and original way.

Alternative movie poster Duel (Polish) | Steven Spielberg | KRYSZTOF NOVAK | Soggettiva Gallery Milano
Alternative movie poster Il favoloso mondo di Amelie (Polish) | Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Leszek Żebrowski | Soggettiva Gallery Milano

THE RENOWNED POLISH SCHOOL

Among the works that will be displayed there are two classics of Hollywood cinema such as Casablanca by Micheal Curtiz, one of the most famous love stories in cinema history, the one between Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, and Boogie Nights by Paul Thomas Anderson, who, at the age of 27, established himself among the most prominent authors of American cinematography, a role he still plays today. Both posters are signed by Andrzej Krajewski, one of the leading exponents of the school of cinema illustration which was formed in Poland after the end of the Second World War:  the communist regime censored much of Western cultural production, allowing a generation of Polish artists to develop a completely original style detached from the communication standards now established in the West, conceiving the film poster not as a commercial vehicle but as a work of art in its own right. A giant of Polish cinema such as Krzysztof Kieślowski will instead be represented by three posters inspired by the Three Colours trilogy, including Three Colours: Red, created by Hong Kong-born artist Victo Ngai.

Alternative movie poster Casablanca (Polish) | Michael Curtiz | Krajewski Andrzej | Soggettiva Gallery Milano
Alternative movie poster Cuore Selvaggio (Polish) | David Lynch | Jacek Staniszewski | Soggettiva Gallery Milano

FROM PAST TO PRESENT

“Stalin and the Soviets did not know it but, when they took possession of Poland after the Second World War, they contributed to the birth of the so-called Polish School of Posters, which managed to transform the impositions and cages on freedom of expression into a stimulus for extraordinary experiments in illustration and graphics, also taking the liberty of mocking the regime in a subtle way, through metaphors and symbols.
Female artists and poster artists took advantage of this to let their imagination run wild and to explore new horizons without having to submit to commercial pressure.
From this situation a real artistic movement flourished for which the successful expression “Polish School of Posters” was coined.
In a country hungry for culture, posters displaying plays or films could be found everywhere. Moreover, not knowing the original posters, painters and illustrators invented completely new ones, often much more interesting and fascinating than those present on our streets and in front of our cinemas.”
Frizzifrizzi, Simone Sbarbati

 

 
Alternative movie poster Shame (Polish) | Steve McQueen | Marcelina Amelia | Soggettiva Gallery Milano
Alternative movie poster Boogie Nights (Polish) | Paul Thomas Anderson | Krajewski Andrzej | Soggettiva Gallery Milano

SOGGETTIVA GALLERY

Via Pasquale Sottocorno 5/A, 20122 Milano

3357722437 – 3458463222

info@soggettivagallery.com 

www.soggettivagallery.com 

Opening hours:

From Tuesday to Saturday, 10.00 – 13.30 / 16.00 – 19.30

Alternative movie poster Chinatown (Polish) | Roman Polanski | Krajewski Andrzej | Soggettiva Gallery Milano
CHRIS BRAKE

Prima di passare al cinema, Chris ha lavorato come illustratore, esponendo spesso nelle rinomate gallerie d’arte della cultura pop di Los Angeles “Hero Complex Gallery” e “Gallery 1988”, producendo opere d’arte ufficiali per 20th Century Fox, Joss Whedon, Joe Dante e Roger Corman. Successivamente ha lavorato come assistente del dipartimento artistico per clienti come Virgin Media, Now TV, Little Mix e Jamie T. Il suo primo cortometraggio “Nest” è stato semifinalista al “Berlin Student Film Festival”, dove è stato nominato per il Premio della Giuria. 

Before moving on to film, Chris worked as an illustrator, often exhibiting in the renowned Los Angeles pop culture art galleries “Hero Complex Gallery” and “Gallery 1988”, producing official artwork for 20th Century Fox, Joss Whedon, Joe Dante and Roger Corman. He later worked as an assistant in the art department for clients such as Virgin Media, Now TV, Little Mix and Jamie T. His first short film “Nest” was a semifinalist at the “Berlin Student Film Festival”, where he was nominated for the Jury Prize.

STEPHEN LUROS HOLLIDAY

Da ragazzo ero appassionato di fumetti. Ho iniziato andando ai corsi di illustrazione di fumetti alla Heron Art School di Indianapolis. È stato solo al college alla School Of The Art Institute di Chicago che ho scoperto il mio amore per la serigrafia. Ho disegnato di tutto, dalle fan art, alle stampe dei film con licenza ufficiale, ai poster dei concerti. 

Il mio lavoro è stato esposto in varie mostre collettive dedicate a vari argomenti cinematografici. Ho lavorato con GalerieF a Chicago, Hero Complex Gallery, Gallery1988 e Creature Features a Los Angeles.

MAX DALTON

Max Dalton, illustratore, pittore e musicista e scrittore occasionale. Crea spesso illustrazioni per poster, libri, riviste, giornali, pubblicità e prodotti.Ha partecipato a molte mostre collettive e personali a New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Arizona, Parigi, Seoul e altro ancora. Il suo lavoro è apparso in molte riviste come The New Yorker, Monocle e O, The Oprah Magazine.

Max Dalton is an illustrator, painter, musician and writer. He often designs for posters, books, magazines, newspapers, advertisements and products. He has participated in many group and solo shows in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Paris, Seoul and elsewhere. His work has appeared in magazines such as The New Yorker, Monocle and O, The Oprah Magazine.

OLIVIER COURBET

Olivier Courbet è un creativo multidisciplinare francese con sede a Los Angeles, California. Lavora con marchi, agenzie, studi cinematografici e startup di tutto il mondo tra cui Dreamworks, Paramount, Disney, Mattel, Will.I.AM e NBA.Ha vinto numerosi premi e il suo lavoro è stato descritto in vari libri e pubblicazioni di design tra cui Computer Arts, Logology, SXSW.

 

LAN LAWSON

Nan Lawson è un’artista e illustratrice con sede a Los Angeles. Si è laureata in regia cinematografica alla Syracuse University, ma dopo la laurea ha perseguito la sua passione per l’illustrazione. Ora ha unito il suo amore per il cinema e l’arte per dedicarsi alla cultura pop e alla locandina. Lavora nell’editoria e nell’industria dell’intrattenimento; crea libri illustrati e copertine di libri, oltre a opere d’arte e manifesti per film e televisione.

Ha lavorato con clienti tra cui Harper Collins, Audible, Random House, Hachette, Amblin Entertainment e Warner Bros.