Zdzisław Beksiński’s Tortured Visions

Zdzisław Beksiński PortraitZdzisław Beksiński was a Polish artist who’s distinct style has given him a fond place in my heart. Although he had no formal training as an artist, he studied Architecture in Kraków, he has gained some notoriety within the art scene. Much of his work reminds me of a less rigid and bio-mechanical H. R. Giger. Although very dark, I feel his art has quite an emotional and psychological feel as opposed to Giger; he was quoted as saying “I wish to paint in such a manner as if I were photographing dreams”. Beksiński tragically was murdered in 2005, stabbed 17 times by Robert Kupiec, his caretaker’s son and an accomplice, Łukasz Kupiec who were later sentenced to 25 and 5 years respectively.

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