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Jacek Yerka is a Polish painter from Toruń. Yerka's work has been exhibited in Poland, Germany, Monaco, France, and the United States, and may be found in the museums of Poland.
Yerka began working full time as an artist in 1980. He had several contracts with gallaries in Warsaw and also worked for commissions. He cites Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel, Cagliostro, Jan van Eyck, and Hugo van der Goes as formative influencers of his work. His subject matter ranges from odd beasts to whimsical landscapes incorporating extraordinary architecture, and include imagery gleamed from his childhood, such as his grandmothers kitchen. Says Yerka, "For me, the 1950s were a kind of Golden Age ... If I were, for instance, to paint a computer, it would definitely have a pre-war aesthetic to it."
In 1990, Yerka received a contract with Hollywood producer Renee Daalder to design figures, monster-machines and surreal landscapes for the science fiction film Strawberry fields. The film planned to combine both Yerka's work with songs from the Beatles and Yerka participated in the first stage of its production. Work typically progresses from a graphitesketch, to crayon drawing, then a pastel com, and finally an acrylic painting.
- Zdzisław Beksiński - 24 February 1929 – 21 February 2005) was a renowned Polish painter, photographer, and sculptor.
- Jean-marie Poumeyrol - for me his a little to sex oriented (obsessed) not all of his work grabs my attention
- Javier Gil - some people may found part of his work pretty disturbing and offending. There are some of his works that I cannot find any reason behind the image as if painted merely as a next item to his theater of shock.
- James Jean - also disturbing I find aesthetically pleasing only part of his work, some of them simply brilliant.
- Wayne Barlowe - a lot of works some of them a lot resembling Beksiński but lacking that "something" the other really great.
- Dariusz Zawadzki - influenced by Beksiński sometime to the point it could be called his continuator.
- Maurits Cornelis Escher - the artist from the 20's onwards he is highly influential, his legacy can be seen in modern visual art all over.
- De Es Schwertberger - for me his art is a little repetitive, but on the other hand who's not?