signature p.d.: YERKA 22
signature on the reverse on the lower loom strip: JACEK | YERKA; next to: >>ANALOG SMARTON | ON A DESERT APPLE<< | ACRYLIC 2022
One of my somewhat crazy paintings that are created from time to time, based on completely offbeat drawings.
Sometimes I create such drawings to free my imagination, open new channels of associations and generally have fun.
The vision of the development of telephones on the basis of analog devices from the deep past is fascinating and makes you think; a whole mountain of equipment and devices, just like in the painting enclosed in a flat rectangle in our pocket or purse - Stanislaw Lem would be shocked.
Jacek Yerka (Toruń 1952, lives near Toruń) graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń in 1976. He specialized in graphic arts. In the first years after graduation, he exhibited posters, including at the Biennale of Polish Poster in Katowice in 1977 and 1979, international biennials in Lahti and Warsaw, and others. Since 1980 he has devoted himself entirely to painting. Relying on a precise pictorial technique modeled on the old masters (Jan van Eyck, Hieronymus Bosch), but above all on his own boundless imagination, he creates surreal compositions, especially admired by lovers of fantasy in all varieties. He inspired, for example, fantasy author Harlan Ellison to write 30 short stories, which, along with Yerka's paintings, made up the publication titled. "Mind Fields." The same American publishing house "Morpheus International" published the album "The Fantastic Art of Jacek Yerka". In 1995 the artist was awarded the prestigious World Fantasy Award for best artist. He exhibits at home and abroad (in Germany, France, the USA and others), being a respected representative of the fantastic art trend. He collaborated in the production of the American film "Strawberry Fields", where the images were to be accompanied by Beatles music.