81.0 x 92.0 cm - acrylic, canvas signed p.d.: YERKA 97
Exhibited and reproduced painting:
- Jacek Yerka. Paintings from 1972-2001, Agra-Art Auction House, Warsaw 2021, p. 207, color ill;
- Magical Worlds. Paintings by Jacek Yerka, Agra-Art Auction House, Warsaw 5 VII - 3 IX 2022, p.31, il.color, cat. 10.
The cupboard was the queen of furniture in a certain country kitchen. Life was lived on it, around it and in it. She took care of paperwork, curdled milk, strained cherry liquor, agreed to cook meals, cut and chop. In a word - a hardworking piece of furniture. I had to portray her, and more than once.
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Jacek Yerka (Torun 1952, lives near Torun) graduated in 1976 from the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun. 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.