Preface by François Barré
Born in 1930 in Poland, Roman Cieslewicz died in 1996 after having left his mark on graphic design. In addition to his job as a graphic designer, he has developed personal research using collage and photomontage to divert images and create unusual associations.
In the early 1960s, Arrabal, Topor, Gironella, OlivierO. Olivier and some others who share this same taste of the unusual and the black humor gathered under the name of "Panic" movement wishing to exceed surrealism.
Funny, provocative and sometimes uncomfortable and disturbing, the images of Roman Cieslewicz can not leave indifferent. This artist worked for the Center Pompidou: his posters announced the exhibition Paris-Berlin in 1978, Paris-Moscow in 1979 and fémininmasculin in 1995. He taught until the end of his life at Esag Penninghen.