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Welcome to Yerkaland- Jacek Yerka is an amazing Polish Surrealist.

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posted on Jan, 8 2017 @ 08:03 AM
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Good morning ATS!

I stumbled across this amazing artist yesterday and thought I'd make a thread so that others could appreciate his beautiful work (or not- I'd be interested to hear your opinion).

I love his whimsical compositions, the detail, the color.

Here's a link to his website:

www.yerkaland.com...

And here are some of his works:










What do you think about Jacek Yerka's imaginative art? Are you as enchanted as I?




posted on Jan, 8 2017 @ 08:19 AM
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a reply to: zosimov

I don't know why but the bed is the third pic is so inviting for me.




posted on Jan, 8 2017 @ 08:25 AM
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originally posted by: Trueman
a reply to: zosimov

I don't know why but the bed is the third pic is so inviting for me.



Isn't it though? The room reminds me of an Alaskan cabin my friend built. Cozy, sparse, but still some nooks and crannies to explore.


Thanks for commenting!



posted on Jan, 8 2017 @ 08:34 AM
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Surrealism isn't really my cup of tea but his work is very good. The one with the fisherman is a great piece.



posted on Jan, 8 2017 @ 08:40 AM
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a reply to: In4ormant

Surrealism is hit or miss with me
I really like this artist, though.

I love the piece you're referring to btw.



posted on Jan, 8 2017 @ 08:41 AM
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a reply to: zosimov

Touch of Escher in places. Like the labyrinths, the impossibly complex structure of the world we live in.

M. C. Escher



posted on Jan, 8 2017 @ 08:46 AM
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originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: zosimov

Touch of Escher in places. Like the labyrinths, the impossibly complex structure of the world we live in.

M. C. Escher


Absolutely. I see it. If you want an interesting read (and haven't already found this gem) I would highly recommend this book:
Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas R. Hofstadter

www.goodreads.com...




posted on Jan, 8 2017 @ 08:56 AM
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My wife and I enjoy genre pieces more than anything. Our favorite (right now 😉) is Carl Spitzweg. Here are some of the ones we have in the house right now.

We never really appreciated art until we both got in our 40s and now it feels like an addiction sometimes.








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posted on Jan, 8 2017 @ 08:57 AM
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originally posted by: zosimov

originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: zosimov

Touch of Escher in places. Like the labyrinths, the impossibly complex structure of the world we live in.

M. C. Escher


Absolutely. I see it. If you want an interesting read (and haven't already found this gem) I would highly recommend this book:
Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas R. Hofstadter

www.goodreads.com...


Thanks, more theorems, math, hmmm...

...prefer an acid flashback. Surreality transcends math like wisdom transcends knowledge.



posted on Jan, 8 2017 @ 09:02 AM
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a reply to: In4ormant

Hey, thanks for sharing those gorgeous works of art! I'd never heard of Spitzweg before.. I really appreciate your post.

IMO, you and your wife have excellent taste in art



posted on Jan, 8 2017 @ 09:07 AM
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a reply to: zosimov

What do you have in your house?



posted on Jan, 8 2017 @ 09:15 AM
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originally posted by: intrptr

originally posted by: zosimov

originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: zosimov

Touch of Escher in places. Like the labyrinths, the impossibly complex structure of the world we live in.

M. C. Escher


Absolutely. I see it. If you want an interesting read (and haven't already found this gem) I would highly recommend this book:
Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas R. Hofstadter

www.goodreads.com...


Thanks, more theorems, math, hmmm...

...prefer an acid flashback. Surreality transcends math like wisdom transcends knowledge.


Ha ha, too funny!

The main problem with flashbacks is that there is no way to control when/where/how they hit ya. At least math is predictable



posted on Jan, 8 2017 @ 09:18 AM
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a reply to: In4ormant

Oh man, I wish I had some more artwork here.

Most of the pieces I have on my walls are prints that I found in Goodwill.

But I do look forward to the time I can invest in some better art



posted on Jan, 8 2017 @ 09:23 AM
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a reply to: zosimov

Good prints with good frames is the way to go most of the time. We only have 2 original peices in the whole house.

You don't have to spend a fortune to be surrounded by beautiful pictures.



posted on Jan, 8 2017 @ 09:31 AM
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a reply to: In4ormant

Hey, you're right! Thanks for the inspiration. I agree that life is much better when you surround yourself with creative/beautiful things.

Edit: I noticed on the website I linked that Yerka has some prints for sale.. hmmm.

Perhaps I will update this thread soon with my own gorgeous new print!

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posted on Jan, 8 2017 @ 09:38 AM
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originally posted by: zosimov

originally posted by: intrptr

originally posted by: zosimov

originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: zosimov

Touch of Escher in places. Like the labyrinths, the impossibly complex structure of the world we live in.

M. C. Escher


Absolutely. I see it. If you want an interesting read (and haven't already found this gem) I would highly recommend this book:
Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas R. Hofstadter

www.goodreads.com...


Thanks, more theorems, math, hmmm...

...prefer an acid flashback. Surreality transcends math like wisdom transcends knowledge.


Ha ha, too funny!

The main problem with flashbacks is that there is no way to control when/where/how they hit ya. At least math is predictable

Never had an acid flashback. I was flying below radar.

The patterns you see on acid are sort of like math, only they don't equate to anything. Lots of surreality there, wish I could draw it like some artists.



posted on Jan, 8 2017 @ 10:22 AM
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originally posted by: zosimov
a reply to: In4ormant

Hey, you're right! Thanks for the inspiration. I agree that life is much better when you surround yourself with creative/beautiful things.

Edit: I noticed on the website I linked that Yerka has some prints for sale.. hmmm.

Perhaps I will update this thread soon with my own gorgeous new print!



My wife wants this one for the kitchen. She thanks you for your post as well 😉



posted on Jan, 8 2017 @ 10:49 AM
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a reply to: In4ormant

I am so glad you and your wife enjoyed the art
That piece is lovely. Let us know if you get it/how it looks.

I'm quite happy I made the thread-- Your comments gave me inspiration to beautify my home a bit more and info on a wonderful artist. So thanks for that!
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posted on Jan, 8 2017 @ 11:21 AM
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a reply to: zosimov

Breathtaking!!!

Great collection. I'd rank him up there with Salvador Dalí & Hieronymus Bosch.



Thanks!!!!



posted on Jan, 8 2017 @ 11:37 AM
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a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss

Yes, isn't his work compelling?

I love Bosch and Dali.
Also lush, gorgeous art. I was struck by Yerka's visions in part because his work was so fantastical, but without the dark themes that are often found in Dali's and Bosch's work (not that I'm adverse- I find the dark side fascinating as well.)

Thanks for posting!



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