Jacek Lipowczan signs his paintings as „JALI”.
Jacek Lipowczan born in September 1951 in South Poland, studied on the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow and graduated in 1976 obtaining his Master of Art Degree in the Grafic Design in the atelier of Professor M. Wejman.
His experience as junior scene designer in the team of Polish film Director Kazimierz Kutz introduced him to the works and projects of Andrzej Majewski. The fairy tale imaginative works of this Artist strongly influenced Jacek Lipowczan's future creativity and his artistic imagination.
In 1981 JALI emigrated from Poland, initially to Sweden and then to Australia. In Sydney he designed scenes in the American Animated Films Studio Hanna Barbera for the different animated films i.e Smurfs, Lucky Luke etc.
In 1984 he returned to Europe, to Germany. Here he worked as a graphic designer, art director, creative director and an illustrator in different advertising agencies and publishing houses.
In 2004 he decided to focus exclusively on painting. In spite of today's art, where the avant-garde chases the avant-garde, the group of artists painting in a similar style to Jacek's is more numerous from year to year. Jacek Lipowczan joins them and becomes a member of the international association -Society of Art of Imagination in London, whose honorary patron was the famous Austrian surrealist, the late Professor Ernst Fuchs.
Since then, JALI has been actively involved in artistic life. He has presented his works at exhibitions in Great Britain, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Poland, France, Italy, Denmark and the USA.
Jacek's painting style can be described as realism - surealistic - fantastic, even though the subject matter of his paintings is profoundly based on contemporary social and political events. His paintings are a synthesis of the present day, be it Polish or international.
Jacek Lipowczan is also an instigator of the bi-annual exhibition "Magical Dreams" organized by Galeria Bator from Szczyrk,. The exhibition takes place in a number of art galleries and museums in Poland, Austria and Germany. There are always about 30 artists from Poland, Denmark, Germany, France, USA, Ukraine and Russia invited to take part in this exhibion,
Jacek Lipowczan has received many awards and distinctions for his work.
One of the last awards of which he is very proud is the Public Price from the Art Vissionnaires exhibition in Chateau de Waroux in October 2017 and in May 2018 he received the Silver Medal of L'Académie Interrnationale du Mérite et du Dévouement Français in Paris.