Raf Tarnawski was born in Wroclaw, Poland. At ten years old, he printed his first photographs, and exhibited his graphic works while still in high school in Walbrzych, Poland.
After completing the graphics school in Lund, Sweden, Raf worked for many years as a Creative Director for many international advertising agencies, all the while creating his own artwork in photography, graphics, painting, ceramics and design. His own first painting exhibit took place in Eslov, Sweden, in the late 1980’s.
In 2006 Raf started to study sculpture at the Fine Arts Academy in Warsaw, Poland, in professor P. Gawron’s studio. Since then, he has presented his sculptures at individual and joint exhibits in Poland, Germany, France, Taiwan, Italy and Sweden.
Art is perceived as a means of communication. A universal form of communication, on a higher plane. The plane of aesthetics and beauty – that ethereal entity that is the basis of our universe and which lends meaning to our existence.