Zdzisław Beksiński, Dystopian Dark Surrealism

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Zdzisław Beksiński was a master Polish artist and painter working in the Surreal and Dark Art forms. Beksiński created in what he would often call either a 'Baroque' or a 'Gothic' style, though strains of a dark surrealism could be often seen. In his best-known period, Beksiński created dark images of an ominous post-apocalyptic world.

These are highly detailed paintings with dark imagery of human forms, alien creatures and monstrous skeletal structures. In his own opinion he deemed his work optimistic and at times even humorous. Many of the landscapes and settings feature death, time and decay as common themes. Many of Beksiński's works are misidentified as he refused to provide titles for any of his drawings or paintings. 

dead horse bekinski

Karnet Kraków

gate bekinski painting

DESA Unicum (Circa 1971)

blind dark painting creepy art

Untitled - 1976 https://twitter.com/art_beksinski

Zdzislaw Beksinski – painting AF76

Zdzislaw Beksinski – painting AF76

night creeper bekinski polish artist

Commonly called the "Night Creeper"

https://twitter.com/art_beksinski

bekinski polish artist

 Untitled Painting

dark fire ritual art

Untitled Work

dark cross dark surrealist painting

Untitled Work

surreal dark graveyard

Untitled Work

dark surreal art

Untitled Work

gothic surreal art

Untitled Work - The Artists last work completed on the day of his murder

 

You can find more of Beksiński work here https://www.facebook.com/beksinski/ and http://www.shopbeksinski.com/

http://www.artnet.com/artists/zdzislaw-beksinski/

https://www.demilked.com/gothic-dystopian-postapocalyptic-surreal-paintings-zdzislaw-beksinski/

 

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