The Secret

In i The Secret i the Polish artist Klimowski has produced bizarre and disturbing novel without words an unsettling psychological mystery revealed in a sequence of drawings and montages br br A young woman and her two children vanish from their city apartment late at night leaving a distraught husband to follow a nightmarish trail of signs and images left by their abductors There is something alarming and almost occult in the force at work in the background dominated by a giant camera obscura As in Klimowski s earlier work i The Depository i the metamorphosis of daily reality into a dark and sinister other word of human forms and mutant creatures is gripping br br i The Secret i takes Klimowski into ambitious new territory and projects as in a silent movie very powerful images of urban neurosis ambivslance and erotism

The Depository

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Horace Dorlan

Preparing to deliver a lecture in Pisa Professor Horace Dorlan plans to incorporate music and performance into his scientific presentation On the eve of his big event however strange things start to happen Consciousness and reality start to shift divergent voices speak of confusing things and questions start to mount up Where for instance is his wife why is there a miniature musical quintet in his room and what of the accident that afflicted him br br A darkly imaginative tour de force that melds elements of silent movies graphic novels thrillers and the surreal i Horace Dorlan i is Andrzej Klimowski s first work to incorporate text into his visual narratives

Behind the curtain

During the s when many Eastern European citizens dreamed of going West two young students travelled the other way They studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and much to everyone s surprise stayed on to make a living as artists Behind the Curtain is a graphic novel account of their journey In this unique collaboration two distinctive styles interweave to tell a charming and sophisticated story of life art politics Behind the Curtain is a portrait of the cultural environment that flourished against the backdrop of the harsh realities of the communist state Behind the Curtain captures the absurdities of a time when toilet paper was worth its weight in gold as well as the picturing the vibrant community of artists who were producing visionary theatrical productions films ground breaking posters and exhibitions It was a time when a Polish Pope was elected Solidarity Free Trade Unions were formed and eventually tanks appeared in the streets

On Illustration

A new collection of essays on the subject of illustration a book which will surely be of great delight to all art and illustration lovers

Klimowski Poster Book

He leads the field by a very long furlong out on his own making his own weather He is Klimowski unafraid Harold Pinter Nobel Prize winning playwright br br In the mid s Andrzej Klimowski s fearlessly original artwork caught the eye of leading Polish theater and film companies for whom he designed some of the period s most iconic posters The London born artist who moved to Poland at a time when many East Europeans dreamed of going West went on to create posters for works by filmmakers and playwrights from Scorsese to Altman Beckett to Brecht br br Drawing on folk art and Polish Surrealism Klimowski uses techniques including photomontage and linocut to create posters that are filled with metaphor drama and originality br

Andrzej Klimowski: A Retrospective Exhibition at the Royal National Theatre

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A new translation specially commissioned from Ranjit Bolt

The Master and Margarita: A Graphic Novel

i The Master and the Margarita i beautifully painted in this stunning graphic novel follows the devil and his retinue as they systematically wreak havoc in Moscow Caught up in the chaos are two lovers The Master a writer broken by criticisms of his novel about Pontius Pilate and Margarita for whom the devil has his own plans Initially banned by the very bureaucracy it criticised b Bulgakov s b satirical novel comes to life in this new adaptation Mixing absurdity and erudition it depicts fantastical events with a macabre humour contrasting mischief and murder with humility and love

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Illustrated Classics): A Graphic Novel

The idea for i The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde i famously came to Robert Louis Stevenson one night in a dream This graphic novel adaptation by Andrzej Klimowski and Danusia Schejbal has transformed that dream into an exquisite nightmare Their faithful adaptation combines an already chilling tale with truly haunting artwork br br i Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde i is the story of a respectable London doctor who ends up leading a dreadful double life as a doctor and as a cold blooded murderer Fans of Stevenson s original novel and new readers will be riveted by this fascinating moral thriller br br