was born in the city of Bydgoszcz in Poland in 1981. At a young age Adam was drawn into the world of street art. Using the nickname “Soap” he joined the first graffiti crew in Bydgoszcz called B2. During this time Adam was learning new techniques and developing his art skills.
Adam’s biggest inspiration was his good friend Pawel Nowicki who was a part of the B2 crew but who has sadly passed away. Other inspirations were the contemporary German graffiti artists Loomit and Daim and also the 20th- century surrealist, Salvador Dali.
In 2006 Adam moved to the UK looking for new art opportunities until his break came in 2008 when he painted his first “Jazzmen” collection. Consisting of six separate portraits of legendary musicians, including the great late Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie which were immediately sold to an avid art collector.
Gradually building up his portfolio, working hard, his next project focused on portraits of “Supermodels”. After that he produced a limited edition of “Marilyn Monroe” compendium along with the “Break Dancers” set and “Superheroes”.
Adam was commissioned to do portraits of people such as Plan B, Faith SFX, Mista Jam, Florence and the Machine, Ed Sheeran, Goldie, Dizzee Rascal, Professor Green, Rhianna, Example, DJ IQ, DJ Joker, D double E and the London Gangsters Freddie Foreman and Dave Courtney.
He is currently working on a new collection for his upcoming exhibition in London.
SEPTEMBER 26th to OCTOBER 12th ‘ 14
At the end of September ’14, Bournemouth on the south coast of England, embraces another new arts initiative, which will be a part of its Arts By The Sea Festival – The Bournemouth Emerging Art Fringe.
This open-access, multi-art form festival in its first official launch year, works as a platform for local creatives and organisations to become included in the Arts By The Sea Festival programme. The Fringe aims to support and nurture the diverse range of arts and culture happenings in the town whilst developing new audiences.
FluxArt as a part of the festival will be playing host to some historical and latest works from the Urban Artist Soap, who has strong ties with the town. In 2011 he created over 10 different murals at the local Pokesdown Station which went onto win an award!
From spray-painting trains in Poland as a teenager to notching up commissions for celebrity portraits (Plan B, The Rizzle Kicks and Professor Green to name a few), 33 years old Urban Artist Soap’s rise has been a stratospheric one.
This is SOAP (aka Adam Klodzinski’s) first major exhibition, held at The London West Bank Gallery.
Any one interested in graffiti art, street art, portraiture or surrealism should attend.