Zdzisław Beksiński

Yesterday, while researching Polish artists I stumbled upon the works of Zdzisław Beksiński (1929-2005) and immediately fell in love.  Attached is an image of an oil painting that was done in 1972, it has no title as he did not name his works.  A great deal of his images can be found on the Dmochowski Gallery website: http://beksinski.dmochowskigallery.net/galeria_past.php?lang=e

His images are dark and surreal - bits of cityscapes that come from post-apocalyptic nightmares and distorted figures that make you uneasy but don't necessarily threaten you.  You get drawn into his oil paintings and as you do, your mind creates stories within them.  There is an almost unwanted dialogue that happens, that stays with you and follows you back into your dreams.  His paintings have a base in reality to where you can almost image these secret worlds and their inhabitants living and lurking around dark corners within a city or rural landscape.