Katarzyna Puchala (Kate Paul) is a Wroclaw-based artist. She was born in 1988 in Wroclaw, Poland. She holds a master’s degree in painting and drawing from the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw. Throughout her career, she has also studied ceramics to expand her horizons and discover new possibilities as an artist. During her art studies, Kate wanted to invent something different and rarely followed the rules. She never tried to be an academic painter. She started painting full time in 2018, after working as a graphic and ceramic designer as well as a bass player and singer.
Abstract calligraphy is her passion. It’s an experiment with letters and signs as a basic way of communication. Secret quotes are written in English, German, and French hidden under Arabian-looking characters and logograms express thoughts and feelings.
Kate mixes many styles: graphic, silkscreen, drawing, painting, ceramics, and glass. She always tries different techniques. Her art is inspired by street calligraphy, old damaged posters, and generally street art, including graffiti. She uses acrylic, oil paintings and markers. She likes mixing classic techniques with contemporary painting. Kate is working with Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Glagolitic, Arabic letters and ancient runes. She loves experimenting and finding new ways of expressing herself in her art.
Her artistic influences are Niels Shoe Meulman, Chaz Bojorquez, Bisco Smith, REtna, Said Dokins, Jose Parla, Patrick Hartl, and Jean-Michel Basquiat.