Zdzislaw Beksinski is a polish artist. He has, for many years created art that is haunting and timeless.

Beksinski's themes and images of whirring, boney apendages and of solitary figures in landscapes enormous, ancient and foreboding, have long been the stuff of nightmares as they appear in the works of other artists such as H.P. Lovecraft, Robert Weine, Stephen King, Aleksandr Ptushko, Dante Alighieri, Stanley Kubrick, HR Giger, and the makers of countless video games. His work is a testament to the transcendent quality of certain shapes and figures and illustrates that some things will never lose their ability to arrest. His website I found when looking at Guillermo Del Toro's favorite things on the director's fan page. Visiting was one of the more rewarding experiences I've yet had on the internet.

Filled with endless chasms of dawn's colors and nameless forms moving through a limitless-yet-claustrophobic environment, Beksinski's paintings are just the tip of the iceberg. The website itself moves and breathes like plant life and the haunting music, done by none other than brilliant Polish composer Zbigniew Preisner (The Double Life of Veronique, Blue) carries you on this journey of skeletons and canines like a guiding wind. Beksinski's photographs, digital art, and black & white drawings are all beautiful and terrible and will all be just as alarming in 100 years.

Run, don't walk. See the colours. See the life.


shaba said...

this is such a giant winner. where did you find this, again?

Scout said...

Guillermo Del Toro's fansite has "Guillermo's favorite's section" and this was under art, I believe. It's all lovecrafty, just like Del Toro's films.

Mr.Danvers said...

these are wonderful!