Polish Artist Zdzislaw Beksinski – Grim Yet Optimistic and Humorous

Have you ever thought about how you’ll die?

I haven’t. I really don’t think about death unless it’s brought up to me. I’m sure there’s people out there who wanna go down in a blaze of glory. And other people who just wanna go peacefully in their sleep. Me? I’ll NEVER DIIIIEEEE!!!

I’m always fascinated when I hear about someone being killed in an instant over something so petty. By some heinous act in a moment of desperation.

YouTube suggested a video about Polish artist Zdzislaw Beksinski…I’m assuming the word “Nightmare” popped up in the lil algorithm. Turns out the guy was stabbed to death by a 19 year old punk over chump change.

He’s What I Think of as a “Real Artist”

Beksinski
  • Untitled – He didn’t title his work which I like because naming your art is one of the hardest and time consuming things. I like seeing other artists who don’t, and their reason behind choosing to leave them untitled…or lack of reason…
  • Passionate – He was a prolific artist in sculpture, photography, drawing, and painting. You can spend a lot of time looking at and discussing his art. He also liked listening to his music too loud while painting with intensity.
  • Busy – He claims he had no art training. But he had an architecture degree which requires drawing skills, soooo….that probably helped. Beksinski created art from the late 50’s all the way to his murder.

And he also experimented with digital art in the 90’s. Wait, there’s gotta be…*searching google*…

*GASP!*

There’s a movie about this guy. Gosh, I’m so ignorant. I’ve known nothing about this painter ’till yesterday! The trailer looks interesting.

3 of My Favorites

He’s got so many captivating paintings that it’s hard to choose favorites. But these three paintings stood out the most to me.

Sun in the House of Scorpion – Blood of Kingu

This One Freaks Me Out

Ugh, it’s so gross. I hate it. Mouths being sewn shut have always scared me. And her stomach is so gross. And I hate the ugly underwear and tutu dress. And it’s like she’s staring right at me while being weird. Still a good painting with good use of color.

Rem – Death Note

They’re not twins but she reminds me of Rem from Death Note. I don’t like Rem. She’s so depressed sounding and pathetic looking. She makes me cringe the same way that painting does.

More Info on the Artist

His art has been used on Metal album covers. And he’s got home videos and other good stuff on youTube. Some interesting info on the artist with photos.

Torch It!

Speaking of “real artist.” I read on wikipedia, that he burned a bunch of his artwork in his backyard because they were either too personal or unsatisfactory and he didn’t want anyone to see them. I love that.

I love when the opportunity for passionate destruction presents itself in the process of creation.