The Dream painter
Dystopian and Apocalyptic art has been around since the 90’s, and there have been few paintings are even darker compared to Zdzislaw Beksinski. The truth behind his paintings is that he never knew the meaning and was always firm against interpretations. The creatures in his painting usually look misshaped and sometimes like a human, some fire in red and orange painted his landscapes, and many other bizarre elements, which really do not have a meaning to it.
The Beauty in His Spine-Chilling Paintings
In real life he was a man with Zdzislaw Beksinski was a kind man with a good sense of humor. He never preferred to pain in silence, and hence he always played classical music. He always believed that music was his inspiration for creating art.
This amazing artist is no longer with us to explain his 300+ paintings. He always said that he wished to paint in such a manner that he was photographing his dreams, and this is what strikes on our mind instantly when we see his paintings for the first time. The objects in his paintings are everyday objects that placed in a manner, witnessed only in the dreamy world. These unseen combinations are so rare that it build anxiousness in the minds of viewers.
Even if his creations look abstract, it is sometimes relatable to the real world, and this makes it creepier and worse. Since he has no specific explanation to what he creates, “Only the soul matters, nor the eyes or the label that you give can be counted”.
The Wolf Guiding a Blind Man
The Crawling Nightmare Escaping From the Flames
Depicting Human Wars
The Story behind the Connection between His Reality & Dreams
H.R. Geiger and Hieronymus Bosch were some of the dark artists of his time and his rivals. The most unfortunate darkness has always been in his life compared to his paintings, as it had several tragedies. These incidents have influenced his paintings in many different ways. In the year 1998 his wife, Sofia had cancer and his son, and a year later his son Tomasz committed suicide. In order to depict his demons, Beksinski invested his time in creating innumerable, paintings, photographs, and even sculptures derived from his wild and scary imaginations.
Later, his caretaker’s 19-year-old son stabbed Beksinski for $100, and we lost a brilliant artist who was more than just a painter. He believed in horrors, which were worse than any curse. Even after he passed, the nightmarish images created by him continue to stay as his legacy.
The bleeding eyes
Beksiński at work:
Zdzisław Beksiński was a polish painter,photographer and sculptor specialized in dystopian paintings.
Beksiński did his paintings and drawings in what he called either a ‘Baroque’ or a ‘Gothic’ manner. His creations were created mainly in two periods. The first phase of work is usually thought to comprise expressionistic colour, with a solid style of”utopian realism” and surreal structure, like a doomsday scenario.
The next period contained more abstract design, with the primary features of formalism.Here is a video of him at work: