Instagram: @iwo_pilc

1. What’s your story? Where are you from?

My name is Iwo, I have lived through 19 summers and I’m from Poland. My story with art is pretty boring actually, that’s where it comes from, my family moved from a city to a village and I was so bored there and disconnected from the outer world, having loads of free time so I started doing some creative things.

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2. Tell us about your aesthetic.

I have a really big variety of aesthetic, there is a big spectrum of what I find pleasing to my eye. But definitely, abstraction is my main thing. I just love making things that will be an eye candy out of this world. In this chapter of my little artist’s life, I’m mostly doing colorful environments series, like putting surreal and pretty things into the bosom of nature.

3. What is your favourite medium and why?

I’m a 3D artist and I’m working in 3D software, mainly Blender. The thing I’m working on 90% of the time is the environment. I’m using my own assets that I created, like trees, grass, and plants, it’s just something that really pleases my brain, nature is really beautiful and can be so much inspiring.

4. What is your artistic process like?

It all starts with a vision. Whether it’s walking in forests, or just laying in bed, the image of my future work just comes through my imagination. With that said image, I rush to my computer and start doing it, first always comes nature. I’m making the environment that I want to be the home of something unique and pretty to our eyes. Its also important to know the basic science rules of our universe, as in order to create something that will look real, you need to understand why it looks real. Sometimes, I just improvise and open my working station and something comes out of it.

5. Who and/or what inspires your work?

There are plenty of awesome artists that have an impact on my works, so I want to thank them for who I am today. But the biggest inspirations are everyday objects, I can perceive beauty in everything, especially things that were created by the chaos of nature and destruction of time. I love overgrown nature, how life always finds a way to bloom. Walking among trees and plants gives a lot of possibilities for my imagination.

6. What role does art play in your life? How does it change the way you view the world?

Its something that brings me joy and makes my life less boring, I was always doing creative stuff and I’m starting to realize that I love to play a god of my own world and create things. When I started doing 3D graphics I couldn’t look at the real life objects without seeing the mesh and structure of it and wondering how I could do that in software. With time it kinda transformed to something different, like just walking down a street and my brain is so bored that it adds surreal objects to the real world, something like augmented reality.

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7. Where did you study?

I’m currently studying at a technical college in IT class, not really my thing but I want to go to an art university in a year.

8. Where do you see yourself in five years?

I can’t promise myself that I will still be doing computer graphics in the future because I had loads of hobbies and they were changing quite often, but I think I finally found my thing. So I would love to work in some animation studios, meet other creative artists and create something for a bigger audience. It is also possible I would aim for the game industry.

9. What about in ten?

Oh boy, that’s lots of time. My goal in life is living as creative as I can, but also I have plans to start my own companies, and I think its really possible in that range of time.

10. What do you hope to achieve with your art?

Of course, joy and smiles on people’s faces, they really need that, because everyone is going through something and if there will be a little smile on at least one face that’s a win for me.

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11. Now, tell us a little more about you as a person: what is your favourite food?

As an artist, I’m often eating with my eyes and oriental food speaks to my aesthetics, its delicious and pretty.

12. Favourite book?

I think the Witcher series is my number one, the worlds created in those books were amazing.

13. Favourite genre of music?

That’s a tough one, I enjoy today’s underground rap genre but also rock or some vaporwave and indie. I can’t really pick a fav from this one because depending on the mood or circumstances I’m listening to something else.

14. What are your hobbies?

I had loads of them in the past and my favourite one I think was making swords and knives from some scrap metal parts that I found on scrapyard as a kid. Right now digital art and tattooing.

15. If you weren’t an artist, what would you be?

I can’t imagine my life without art because it was with me for my whole life, and I think art can be found everywhere, so any job can make you an artist of a different field.

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