The position of printmaking within the contemporary visual arts has shifted a long way. Once grouped with what was known as “the applied arts”, a category which includes ceramics, craft-based woodwork, and jewellery, the hegemony of painting and sculpture as the sole claimants to the term “fine art” is at last being broken.
is a writer on the visual arts for magazines in Britain and Europe. With a strong connection with the Polish art scene, he has written two major books on contemporary Polish art, Contemporary Painting in Poland and Contemporary Graphic Art in Poland. In 2003 he was elected President of the Awards Jury for the Krakow International Print Triennale, and for the 40th anniversary Krakow International Print Triennale in 2006.