Item ref. number: 2909
Yerka Jacek (Poland)
Sen nocy letniej, 198650.5 x 61.5 cm | (19.96" x 24.31")
Jacek Yerka graduated in 1976 the Faculty of Fine Arts at Nicolas CopernicusUniversity in Toruń. He specialized in graphic art. During the first few years after graduation he exhibited posters, for example at The Biennial Exhibition of Polish Posters in Katowice in 1977 and 1979, at the international biennial exhibitions in Lahti and Warsaw, among others. Since 1980 he devoted himself completely to painting. Basing on precise painting techniques, taking pattern from former masters like Jan van Eyck or Hieronymus Bosch but mainly on his unlimited imagination he creates surrealistic compositions, particularly admired by enthusiasts of sci-fi in all varieties. He inspired the fantasy writer Harlon Ellison to write 30 short stories which along with Yerkas 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. His paintings have recently inspired film makers. The artist has been invited to cooperate in the production of an American movie "Strawberry Fields" in which his paintings was to be accompanied by the Beatles music.
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