Today’s featured artist is Polish painter Jarek Kubicki, an artist whose work draws inspiration from your nightmares and tugs at the corner of your mind long after you’ve woken. Kubicki, an alumni of the Fine Arts in Gdańs, is currently living and working out of Warsaw where he creates these wonderfully morbid digital artworks. I like to think he sits alone in his Silent Hill-esque basement chained to a rusting pipe where he is forced to draw according to an unknown yet menacing master.
Kubicki, when not painting faces that hover above you while you sleep, or statues whose gazes follow you as you pass by, spends his time involved with a number of award winning projects; projects such as the website Beksinski.pl and Rumours about Angels II where he received ‘Favorite Website’ awards. I’m sure you’re thinking “But how does any of that relate to these portraits?” Well readers, I don’t have an answer for you.
What’s striking about his various painting series is that Kubicki has clearly mastered the use of textures as skin; whether it’s a horror inspired Roman bust, or the impression of a face within a wall, he manages to create tactile feelings within your mind. You may not be able to touch his work but you know what it would feel like – the cold, dry, flaking skin breaking apart between your fingers as you examine the statuette. A figurine you’re not sure if it’s just appeared, or if it’s been there the entire time.
More about the Artist:
Kreatury for Talking Clothing (2009 – with FireFly Creation Team)
FWA for www.beksinski.pl (2003)
FWA for www.rumoursaboutangels.com
American Design Award for www.beksinski.pl (2003)
Moluv Featured Site Award for www.drochwicz.com (2003)