“My name is Mariusz Kędzierski and I’m 23-year-old Polish artist. Mostly, I make realistic or hyperrealistic drawings. Most of them are portraits. In my art there is nothing special, except for one thing – I was born without arms.
But for me disability doesn’t mean that I can’t live my own, great life. It doesn’t mean that I have to forget my dreams. Art has been my way of life for 7 years. Since that time I have drawn over 700 drawings that took me 15,000 hours. Meanwhile, I got 2nd prize “Best Global Artist” in Vienna in 2013. I participated in exhibitions in Cracow, Vienna, Oxford, Wroclaw and more.
I’ve done one of my latest drawings during my travel through the Europe. I was working on the streets of Berlin, Amsterdam, London, Paris, Barcelona, Marseille, Venice, Rome, and Athens. I called this project ‘Mariusz Draws’. This way, I want to inspire people, show them that all the limits are in our heads.”
Mariusz Konrad Kędzierski (born 10 November 1992) – is a Polish artist born without arms. He was born and lives in Świdnica.
His talent was discovered when he was just 3. He was drawing and painting up to the age of 12 when he had to stop for a few years, but after one of his surgeries at the end of 2008, he started again.
From that time he continues his art, most of which are portraits. His drawings are sold in many countries, from the USA, Great Britain to South Korea. One of his drawings has also appeared on the cover of a CD in the United States.
He is self taught but has studied at The E. Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw at the faculty of Interior Design. He is a ward of the Polish Association of Janusz Korczak.
In October 2013 got 2nd Prize Best Global Artist Award Vienna 2013.
Mariusz Kędzierski: saatchiart.com