by Kasia Jackowska
Kasia Jackowska is a Zurich-based artist and architect. She was drawing all her life, but only started to exhibit her drawings in 2010. Since then she has been exhibiting regularly, as well as creating illustrations for magazines. Before pursuing her career as an illustrator, she had been focusing on architecture, working independently and in various architectural offices, including Herzog & de Meuron.
Kasia illustrates written and unwritten stories: like in every fairytale world, humans and beasts are equal here, and experience similar emotions. Realised mostly with ink and pencils, the drawings explore the workings of an inner life, mirroring both its quiet dramas and its wild, uninhibited dreams. The drawings are often accompanied by popular pop-song quotes, reconnecting us with feelings and situations we all know from daily life.