Bad Dreams

Bad Dreams

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Bad Dream' is a collection of bitter stories about the desire to get away from tiresome reality. Nine characters portrayed by Janek Koza, shivering like the author's line, struggle with frustrating work, boredom, failed relationships, or the nightmare of insomnia. Trying to change their fate, they immerse themselves in dreams and reach their small moments of fulfilment, which illuminate the darkness of the gloomy polish daily life. However, making them come true leaves the characters in stagnation and loneliness. With his naturalistic approach, Koza outlines an image of problems and desires, grimaces, and raptures of the cross-section of our society, from twenty-something to fifty-year-olds. One cannot know if their bad dream begins when they put their head on a pillow or when they open their eyes after night delusions. Janek Koza looks on those that we turn our eyes from, so we'll stop deceiving ourselves that we're any different from them.

Author: Janek Koza
Publisher: Centrala
Published: 01/18/2022
Pages: 80
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.95lbs
Size: 9.60h x 6.90w x 0.70d
ISBN: 9781912278176

About the Author
Janek Koza paints, directs animations and films, and creates comics. He was born on 1st April, 1970 in Wroclaw. Koza's works have been presented at a wide range of exhibitions, at the Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw, Lodz Art Museum, and at the National Museum in Poznan. The artist has authored more than one hundred animated films, widely showcased in Poland and abroad, for instance at: WRO Art Center in Wroclaw, Lodz Art Museum, National Museum in Poznan, Animamundi in Brazil, and Image Forum in Tokyo.