Sepe – Sleeping Through The War

80 pages
14,8 x 21 cm

Varsi Editions by She.Lab

Artist info


Sepe was born in 1982 in Warsaw, Poland, where he is currently carrying out his artistic research and working as freelance graphic designer and illustrator.

In the ‘90s, fascinated by the explosion of graffiti, he experimented with lettering and started expressing himself on the walls of his city. He then moved on to create a pictorial style that reflects his critical vision of today’s society, focusing on the distortion of the human figure.

Sepe was self-taught until the age of twenty-four when he decided to join the Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź. There painting meets and blends with graphic signs and aesthetics of poster design, to generate original creative solutions on paper, cloth and wall surfaces. To create his works, Sepe blends a variety of media including sprays, acrylics, inks, bituminous pastes, pencils and markers, combining various techniques with great artistic insight.

Modern man is at the center of Sepe’s research, where he is presented in the schizophrenic facets of intense compositions as fragmented and deformed, ironic and grotesque.

In recent years the artist has painted large murals in France, Spain, Germany, England, Norway, Georgia, Albania, United States, Russia and other countries. He has done four personal exhibitions at the SOON Gallery in Zurich, the Lawrence Alkin Gallery in London, the Baraka Gallery in Krakow, and the Viuro Gallery in Warsaw and has participated in collective exhibitions around the world.

Artist info


Paola Pompili (SHE.LAB) is an Art Director and Graphic Designer working for major communication agencies and publishing companies; she has been collaborating with Varsi since its opening and is in charge of the graphic and editorial image of the gallery. Her love and knowledge of paper is at the basis of all her creations; recently she has combined her various skills to set up an artisan bookbinding activity related to her editorial projects. SHE.LAB creates her works by combining her passion for graphic art and publishing in editorial projects which involve different printing techniques, hand-made bindings and a careful selection of paper. Every element that shapes the final product is specifically designed to express the work of the artist at its best.

More info

“Sleeping through the war” by Sepe catalog was realized by SheLab and released in 2017 by Varsi itself. It contains photos and texts from the exhibition besides the artist’s latest street art projects.

Exhibition curator
Chiara Pietropaoli

Catalog graphic design
Paola Pompili (SheLab)

Text editing
Venexia Editrice

Courtesy of the artist

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