was born in the city of Bydgoszcz in Poland in 1981. At a young age Adam was drawn into the world of street art. Using the nickname “Soap” he joined the first graffiti crew in Bydgoszcz called B2. During this time Adam was learning new techniques and developing his art skills.
Adam’s biggest inspiration was his good friend Pawel Nowicki who was a part of the B2 crew but who has sadly passed away. Other inspirations were the contemporary German graffiti artists Loomit and Daim and also the 20th- century surrealist, Salvador Dali.
In 2006 Adam moved to the UK looking for new art opportunities until his break came in 2008 when he painted his first “Jazzmen” collection. Consisting of six separate portraits of legendary musicians, including the great late Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie which were immediately sold to an avid art collector.
Gradually building up his portfolio, working hard, his next project focused on portraits of “Supermodels”. After that he produced a limited edition of “Marilyn Monroe” compendium along with the “Break Dancers” set and “Superheroes”.
Adam was commissioned to do portraits of people such as Plan B, Faith SFX, Mista Jam, Florence and the Machine, Ed Sheeran, Goldie, Dizzee Rascal, Professor Green, Rhianna, Example, DJ IQ, DJ Joker, D double E and the London Gangsters Freddie Foreman and Dave Courtney.
He is currently working on a new collection for his upcoming exhibition in London.
From spray-painting trains in Poland as a teenager to notching up commissions for celebrity portraits (Plan B, The Rizzle Kicks and Professor Green to name a few), 33 years old Urban Artist Soap’s rise has been a stratospheric one.
This is SOAP (aka Adam Klodzinski’s) first major exhibition, held at The London West Bank Gallery.
Any one interested in graffiti art, street art, portraiture or surrealism should attend.