Karl Nawrot 

Light Play I 

Light Play I

About the artist


Born / works
Villeurbanne, France / Seoul, Korea

Werkplaats Typografie, Graphic Design MA, Arnhem, Netherlands, 2008
Emile Cohl Art School, Illustration MA, Lyon, France, 1999

Started working


What can you tell us about the two works on display at ArtLigue?
These photographs are abstract collages constructed from printed modules mounted on slides and projected onto Polaroid film. This work is a replayed version of film Light Display: Black-White-Grey* where the main character is the Light-Space Modulator** designed by artist László Moholy-Nagy. This series of photograms should be interpreted as a primitive form of the font Mona, commissioned by graphic design studio Our Polite Society (Netherlands/Sweden) and used for the Bauhaus graphic identity (Dessau, Germany) in 2012.
*Ein Lichtspiel schwarz weiss grau, 1930 / **Licht-Raum Modulator

Limited edition, numbered and signed. 

Selected shows and awards

Supertext, Typojanchi 2013, Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul, 2013
Mind Walk I, Eastside Project, Birmingham, 2013
Call for Type, New Typefaces, Gutenberg-Museum, Mainz, 2013
User’s Manuel, Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul, 2012
Things to Do, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, 2012
Kunstkammer, 12Mail, Paris, 2010

Selected publications

Incomplete Discography, Horizon Pages, Australia, 2011
Regular: Graphic Design Today, Die Gestalten Verlag, Germany, 2009
Whole Mars Catalog, The Graphic Design Department of the Estonian Academy of Art, Estonia, 2008
Wonder Years / Werkplaats Typografie 1998 – 2008, Roma, Publications/ArtEZ, Netherlands, 2008

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Karl Nawrot 
Light Play I


Technical information

Pigment print on Ilford Gallery Gold Fibre Silk - limited edition, numbered and signed certificate.


39 x 50 cm, Edition of 80 120.00 €

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