Paulie Polka - London based artist and photographer. Former ballet dancer and scorer champion. Educated slavicist and graphic designer. Mind full of ideas and dark nooks and crannies. German expressionism madcap. Weegee's photography lover. Especially moved by art deco, lowbrow art and Kustom Kulture. Likes to dance to Gene Krupa Orchestra. Works with varied traditional and digital mediums, however soft pastels predominate over others.
Paulie's lowbrow images range from realistic to cartoony, from kitchy to spooky, and are deeply inspired by both the 50s era and classic horror films. No wonder her latest Kiddies came into being shaped by the retro adverts trimmed with her distinctive creepy flavour. Making them grotesque by mixing childish innocence and neat composition with disturbing elements. As we all know, kids can be really cruel... Bon appetit!
Hello dear Paulie, please, tell us how did you find the artist inside you? How long have you been doing art? Is art something that you always wanted to do?