Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Jacek Yerka

Welcome to Yerkaland

I love surrealist art and Jacek Yerka is one of my favorite artists. He was born in Torun, Poland in 1952 to an artistic family and basically raised with a paintbrush in his hand. It shows. His work has been exhibited all over the world.

The City Is Landing by Jacek Yerka

Wikipedia has a pretty cool page on him here, but I prefer his personal bio as it has a more intimate feel. He sells his paintings on the internet at yerkaland.com and I strongly urge you to check them out!

The Winter Wave by Jacek Yerka

Brainton Header Image

The art piece that crowns this blog, which I have named Brainton.jpg on my computer, seems to be unanimously credited to him. That said, I can't find it in his official gallery and I have no idea where I came up with the name "Brainton". In my opinion it looks somewhat digital, and may not actually be his, but this piece of art is responsible for my discovery of Yerka, so for that I'm thankful.

UPDATE: So I discovered that this is a digital work of art titled "A Hunger After A Thousand Year Nap" by Marcin Jakubowski. His online gallery can be found at balloontree.com and features many great pieces, though few are surrealist in style. I also found that this piece, like many of the other pieces I discovered around the same time, is actually from an CGSociety & NVIDIA NVArt 4 Surreal competition from April of 2009. You can see all the contest winners and runner ups here: NVArt 4 Surreal

A Hunger After A Thousand Year Nap by Marcin Jakubowski
The real beauty of discovering art like this, is that it leads you to other artists, like those below.

The Octopus World by Heri Irawan

Arrested Expansion by George Grie
Industry by Simon Dominic

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