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Weekly Weird Art: Rafał Olbiński

By Sam Reeve

Rafal Olbinski is a Polish illustrator and painter. His work is not unlike that of the famed surrealist René Magritte, and Olbinski lists him, among many others, as an influence.

Olbinksi has lived in the USA since 1981, and now teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. You can find more of his work here.

Weekly Weird Art: Jarosław Jaśnikowski

By Sam Reeve

Jarosław Jaśnikowski is a Polish surrealist whose style will seem familiar to you if you’ve seen the work of the other fabulous Polish painters Zdzisław Beksiński or Dariusz Zawadzki.

The first thing we’ll get to is the pronunciation of his name, since I don’t want any of you to sound like a tit when talking about weird art. So, to the best of my ability, Jarosław Jaśnikowski is pronounced like YAH-RO-SWAV YASH-NEE-KOV-SKEE. Just remember that the weird Ł sounds like our W, and their W is our V.

Now that our mini Polish lesson is complete…

Jaśnikowski was born in Legnica, Poland, in 1976. He’s said that Salvador Dali (note the melting clocks) and science fiction are two of his main influences. What I can glean from Google translated pages of his website is that he feels his paintings are windows into the “Alternate World” he invented, one where our laws of physics don’t apply and things basically get freaky.

To check out more of his work, visit his (all Polish) galeria here.

Day 31: Dariusz Zawadzki

By Sam Reeve

Today mark’s the last of Weird Art Month for 2012. We survived both the apocalypse and Shitmas together, and are now hurtling into 2013, towards unknown adventures and misfortunes! Thanks to all who’ve followed along with us this month, and keep watch every Saturday for a Weekly Weird Art post.

At some point this week I’ll get around to rounding up all the artists and listing them on one page with all the links.



Dariusz Zawadzki was born in NW Poland. Check out his seldom updated website here, or his deviantART profile here.






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Day 20: Tomek Setowski

By Sam Reeve

Tomek Setowski comes from near Krakow, Poland. He started painting at a very young age, and has been exhibiting his work since the late 80’s. Read his full bio here.

Happy Thursday!

Tomek Setowski


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