Bartek Swiatecki aka Pener is a Polish artist whose work ranges from paintings on canvas and walls, over animation and site installations. Pener’s work mixes abstraction and traditional graffiti. High art and youth culture, modernism and skateboarding.
Pener was born in 1981 and currently lives and works as an art teacher in Olsztyn, Poland. In 2006 he graduated from the faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Nicolaus Copernicus in Torun. His contact with the street art begin in 1995/96 when he started to write his name on the walls. Later he started to form his own style, which is characterized by graphical minimalism: straight lines and pure colors are combined to create geometrical clusters. The visual language used in these pieces gives a glimpse in to a brave new world of graffiti and fine art cross over.
Pener’s first self-published book “Deconstruction” has been released in 2014.He has been a part of a broad range of exhibitions across Europe and United States.