GREGOR

GREGOR

Poland

Grzegorz Gonsior aka GREGOR – a fashion designer by trade, a graduate of the Department of Textile Art and Fashion Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź, who also creates images in city space. A winner of many prizes in the field of fashion, the most important of which is the Golden Thread 2008 in the Premiere Vision category for his BUFFO BUFFALO BOMBAS collection. A finalist at the Usedome Fashion Baltic Award in 2008 in the Ceremony-Couture category.

In his street creativity, he mainly makes use of a frugal, even sketch-like painting form, reducing the color palette of his pieces to 3–4 basic colors. A characteristic element of his art is most of all the seemingly infinite, “overflowing” number of details which arrange themselves into larger compositions in his pieces. Gregor's paintings have their most interesting interactions with raw, rough surfaces of walls, blending in a unique way with the image of a given space.

The no longer existent mural in Łódź by Ciah Ciah and Gregor was created in 2010 at 44 Lipowa Street, during the Urban Forms' first project “Lipowa 2010. The Reactivation”, financed by a grant from the Orange Academy Foundation, realized in partnership with the Stare Polesie Settlement Project Committee and Primary School no. 26. The piece was removed during a later renovation.

In July of 2010, Gregor's mural came into being as part of the Łódź-Stuttgart project Twin2Win promoting alternative culture. The mural can be viewed at 59 Jaracza Street.

The next (now also non-existent) mural by Gregor – was created in 2011 at 27 Pogonowskiego Street – this time in collaboration with Krik and without the involvement of the Urban Forms.

On one of Łódź's walls, at 135 Piłsudskiego Street (the front elevation and staircase of the club called “Bajkonur”), we can still view a mural painted by Gregor and Krik in 2011 for the Urban Forms Foundation in collaboration with Boudewijn Brands Foundation.

In 2013, during the third edition of the Urban Forms Gallery Festival, Gregor created a mural at 159 Wólczańska Street, and in 2014 the artist created a spatial installation at Stary Rynek for the RestArt project – an event accompanying the fourth edition of the Urban Forms Gallery Festival.

 

Gregor Ciah Ciah - bez tytułu, 2010, Łódź, source AFUF

Gregor & Ciah Ciah - bez tytułu, 2010. Łódź, Polska. Źródło: Archiwum FUF

 

Gregor - bez tytułu, 2010, Łódź, Polska, source AFUF

Gregor - bez tytułu, 2010. Łódź, Polska. Źródło: Archiwum FUF

 

Gregor x Krik - bez tytułu, 2011, Łódź, Polska, source AFUF

Gregor & Krik - bez tytułu, 2011. Łódź, Polska. Źródło: Archiwum FUF

 

Gregor bez tytulu 2011 Lodz Polska source AFUF bajkonur detal

Gregor & Krik - bez tytułu, 2011. Detal na elewacji klubu Bajkonur, Łódź, Polska. Źródło: Archiwum FUF

 

Gregor - bez tytułu, 2013, Łódź, Polska, source AFUF 2

Gregor - bez tytułu, 2013. Łódź, Polska. Źródło: Archiwum FUF

Projects for Urban Forms