MARCIN BONDAROWICZ is a professional Polish cartoonist and illustrator.
He is also a specialized painter and photographer. He was born in 1976 in Starachowice, Poland. He lives now in Poland as a freelance artist. He regularly publishes his cartoons on several Websites and collaborates with a wide range of magazines and newspapers.
Marcin Bondarowicz masters traditional techniques ( such as oil and acrylic painting, pencil drawing ...) and digital graphic technologies ( such as digital manipulations ...).
Marcin used to be a journalist, a position that gave him a critical eye to the world events and brought obvious social and political connotations to some of his creations.
He specialized into press illustration collaborating with top Polish and international papers ( such Harvard Business Review Poland, Manager Magazin Polish Edition, Business Week Polish Edition, Newsweek Polish Edition, Poland Monthly, Le Monde Diplomatique Polish Edition ...).
He won several international contests receiving numerous prizes and awards. He was Jury member of international cartoon competition f.ex.: 1st International Cartoon Contest "Molla Nasreddin" - Azerbaijan 2008, 3rd International DON QUICHOTTE Cartoon Contest - "World Languages", III Competition of a Caricature and a Short Comic Strip 2008 - Zikison .
Nevertheless, without denying the strong correlation with this institution, Marcin adds his own perception of the world, mixing surrealist, anthropomorphic and organicgraphic ingredients with anachronistic references.
It is not only the very significant manual skills and proficiency of Marcin Bondarowicz that make his art so particular but also the strength of the character of the artist. Most of his paintings deal with private events of his life and with his personal artistic evolution, while also generating anintimate horizontal dialogue with the spectator. One could say that his workis highly individual and autobiographical but also universal, in the sense that its metaphoric content and existentialist message concern us all.
A wide number of Marcin's artworks can be found in private collectionsin Poland and in foreign countries. Permanent exhibition of his illustrations and posters can be viewed on his WEBSITE
Education & qualifications :
The Instytut of Technology in Radom: Poland
[ masters degree in graphic design and painting ]
Here aresome of Marcin's achievements and rewards :
• Leader of artistic set in 1991
• Rewarded by Rector for active work during study
• Prize winner in a competition for a poster connected with preventing drug habit and integration of local community [Poland]
• Prize winner in a photo competition: International Year of The Family in 1994-2004, subject "mother and a child" [USA] 2004
• The Nomination for the reward in the International Cartoon Competition Satyrykon 2005, category humor and social satire [Poland]
• BIRD 2005 International Art Award [China] - Special Award
• The 2nd WINE International Invitation Cartoon Exhibition [CHINA] 2005 - BRONZE PRIZE
• The International Competition of Graphic Humour FOR pro FOR 2006 [Joke for For 2006 ] Praha [Czech Republic] 2006 - Honourable Mention [For-Pencil]
• Finalist of Sprito di Vino 7th International Competition for young artists of satirical cartoons concerning World Wine [Italy] 2006
• The Competition of a Caricature and a Short Comic Strip Serbia 2006 THE CARICATURE WITHOUT WORDS [Free Form] - SECOND PRIZE
• The 6th International Contest of PictorialHumour and Flash Humour "New technologies" BARAKALDO 2006 [Spain] - FIRST PRIZE
• The Second Baku International Cartoon Contests 2006 - Honourable Mention
• The 1th International China Olympic Cartoon Competition for January, 2007 - Honourable Prize
• Medijana Fest - International Cartoon Competition [Child] Serbia 2007 - diploma
• Jury in the monthly judgment for June, 2007of The 1th International China Olympic Cartoon Competition - Special Prize
• International Biennial Cartoon Pisek 2007 "Furniture Makes Home" - [runers-up] Finalist
• 5th Free Cartoons Web International Cartoonet Festival / China 2007 - Selected Prize
• Guangxi City College International Cartoon Contest / China 2007 - Award of Merit
• Vrede Cartoon Contest "The peace problem andinternational politics Blegium 2007" - Third Prize
• Master Cup International Cartoonand Illustration Biennial, China 2007 - The sprcial prize of jury member
• II The Competition of caricature and Short Comic Strip 2007 Serbia THE CARICATURE WITHOUT WORDS [Free Form] - First Prize
• 6th FreeCartoonsWeb International Cartoonet Festiwal-2007 [China 2008] - GOLD PRIZE
• The First International Cartoonet Contest-Supporting Street Children-2008 - [Iran] - Honourable Mention
• Winner the 1st Festival of Honorable Mentions for Cartoonists - 2008 / Brazil
• The 8th Biennale "Humour & Vigne" Jonzac FRANCE 2008 - Special Mention
• The G8 International Cartoon Contest 2008 [Azerbijan] - HONOURABLE MENTION
• The 2nd "Black Cat" International Cartoon Web Contest 2008 - Honourable Mention
• The First International Cartoon Competition of ETHIOPIA-ADDIS ABABA 2009 - diploma of honor
• 8th Tabriz International Cartoon Contest - " No War " 2009 - Special Award
• Competition for Tourism - "RHINOCERVS" - International Magazine for Satire, Humor and Cartoons - CARTOON/COMICS COMPETITION 2009 - Special Diploma
• SECOND INTERNATIONAL GRAPHIC HUMOUR BIENNAL - "WINE,HUMOUR AND FANTASY" [HumorisCausa Prize 2008] - 4 th.Prize "Humoris Causa" [Italy]
• 17th INTERNATIONAL DRAWING CONTEST FOR PRESS 2009 BRAZIL - Honor Mention
• Black Cat " International Cartoon Web Contest -2009 [Azerbaijan] - Third Prize
• 1ST P.C. RATH MEMORIAL INTERNATIONAL WEB CARTOON CONTEST-2009 BOLANGIR, INDIA - THIRD PRIZE
• 7th International Cartoon Contest "KARPIK 2009" Niemodlin - Center of Culture Poland November 2009 - Special Diploma
• PORTRAITOF POLES AFTER 20 YEARS OFFREEDOM II Forumof Young Caricaturists Organisers of the competion: The Museum of Caricature in Warsaw and SPAK (The Association of Polish Caricaturists) Honourable patronage: The Minister of Culture and the National Heritage [Warsaw - 2009] - One of FIVE EQUIVALENT PRIZES