Andrzej Klimowski

Based upon a dark short story by the exceptional image maker, writer and occasional filmmaker, Andrzej Klimowski, Pipistrello takes the viewer away to a film noiresque fantasy.

Alongside a mysterious movie reel that got lost through the years, Klimowski’s atmospheric and theatrical writing as well as his dark, ambiguous images revive a forgotten era of allure and eroticism.


A series of black & white linocut prints and a limited edition book will be exhibited in Pocko Gallery from November 25th until January.


A few words about Klimowski? Impossible. You can’t capture an imagination such as his in a sentence or two. He’s Klimowski, unafraid.”  – Harold Pinter

Born in London to Polish emigres, Andrzej studied sculpture, painting and graphics at St Martins School of Art (now Central St Martins). He then moved to Warsaw whilst it was still under Communist rule to study at the Academy of Fine Arts and stayed for the next decade, flourishing as a designer of theatre, opera and film posters.


On his return to the UK, Andrzej entered into a world of illustrating book covers for publishers such as Faber&Faber as well as creating covers for the likes of PG Wodehouse, Lionel Shriver, Milan Kundera and Kazuo Ishiguro, to name a few. Andrzej has also worked closely with playwright Harold Pinter, creating images and posters and book covers for all of his plays.