Giving the feel of vintage newsprint, Martyna Wójcik adds roughened up textures to her angular drawings. We take a look at the rich surfaces she creates.
While the found textures that Martyna uses already add a nice aesthetic to her work on their own, we also really like the interesting way that she uses them.
Treating them as a form of shading, Martyna also combines different layers together to create speckled mixtures of colour. Using them like this, they almost take on a pointillist or dappled shading effect.
As we take a look at more of her work, Martyna tells us a little about herself and the clients that she has worked for.
My name is Martyna Wójcik-Śmierska (’85) and I come from Poland. I graduated from the upper secondary school of fine arts, and then I started studying graphic design at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun.
I graduated from these studies in 2010. The choice of my way of life has become obvious for me. Art! Nowadays I leave and work in Warsaw.
I designes covers, overprints, and posters, and I also cooperate with press magazines. I have been drawing for Anorak (UK), Computer ARTS (UK), Bulletin (UK), Le Particulier (FR), Errratum (FR) and for various magazines from Poland: Gazeta Wyborcza, Pani Mag, Twój Styl, Wysokie Obcasy, Bloomberg Businessweek Poland.
© Matryna Wójcik, 2015