Jakub Pieleszek (born 1978, Puławy): he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań and Gdańsk where he was awarded a diploma at the Faculty of Painting and currently is a teaching assistant. The artist is mainly engaged in painting but also creates sculptures, installations, films and audio projects. In his works, he engages in a dialogue with culture, tradition and the surrounding reality which is full of contradictions and kitsch. He arranges his paintings which include simple signs and refer to the comic book style into cycles with repetitive motives. The usage of oil felt-tip markers and self-adhesive foil is a characteristic formal feature of his painting.