Friday, 1 August 2008

Magical realism -Jacek Yerka

Ecumenic Cat (my fav)

Between the hell and heaven

Midsummer night's dream



Artist's kitchen

Book illustrated by Yerka to the short stories of Harlan Ellison

Finnish girls keep posting Finnish artist, now's my turn to show sth from my homeland.
Yerka's inspirations are Jan van Eyck, Bosh,Campin, and surrealist like Magritte.
The pastoral atmosphere of the Polish countryside provides a solid, mimetic foundation for much of Yerka's art.
However, it is his own uniquely evocative dreams that limn the complex, often arcane imagery of his work.
Yerka inspired the fantasy writer Harlon Ellison to write 30 short stories which along with his pictures constituted the publication entitled "Mind Fields".
The same American publisher "Morpheus International" released the album "The Fantastic Art of Jacek Yerka".
In 1995 the artist was awarded the prestigious World Fantasy Award for the best artist. He exhibits in Poland and abroad (in Germany, France and USA among others), being an esteemed representative of the science fiction stream of art.

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