Venturing into what we usually fight within, into feelings we want to suppress is the only way to know and better ourselves. My fascination with dark imagery started at very young age, connected to video games, metal music and movies. It was and still is a huge drive behind my art. Bringing creepy and weird ideas to life.
Denying your angst, fears and inner struggles doesn’t make them go away. You only build a stronger wall around a force that grows silently and will inevitably break out one day. Releasing it, let it shows itself so you can understand it is the way how to bring a piece much needed.
IT IS EASIER TO CLEAN STAINS ON YOUR FACE USING MIRROR. SAME GOES WITH YOUR NEGATIVE EMOTIONS. DENYING THEM WILL NOT MAKE THEM GO AWAY. YOU HAVE TO FACE THEM.
We all find our ways how to deal with our inner world. For me it was an actual reverence in it. Drawing creepy or morbid pieces, metal music in my ears, quiet time from everybody else or walk in nature to see if it needs more thought, to somehow let it speaks or let it mellows down.
My fascination with dark imagery started at very young age, connected to video games, metal music and movies. It was and still is a huge drive behind my art. Bringing creepy and weird ideas to life.
“BEING SANE IN AN INSANE WORLD MEANS BEING INSANE”
AS IT IS COMING FROM WITHIN, IT ALSO ATTACKS FROM OUTSIDE. ANY SENSIBLE PERSON CANNOT STAY WITHOUT A MARK OF THE CRAZINESS WHICH SURROUNDS US.
BEING OBSERVANT TO WORLD WE LIVE IN I CAN’T PROCESS THE MADNESS WE ALL SEE. IT LEAVES IT’S MARK, IT DRAGS ME DOWN AND DARK ART BECAME THE REMEDY FOR IT.
METAL MUSIC IS ONE OF THE GREATEST INSPIRATIONS FOR MY DARK ART. WHILE I CAN’T DENY INFLUENCE FROM OTHER GREAT ARTISTS, I HAVE TO SAY IT IS MUSIC THAT CAN BRING IDEAS INTO MY HEAD AND JUMP START IT ALL.
MANY TIMES I THOUGHT OF DEDICATING MYSELF TO ONLY MERRY ART. BUT THAT IS SIMPLY NOT POSSIBLE FOR ME PERSONALLY AND PROFESSIONALLY. IT WOULDN’T BE ME, I WOULD BE DENYING A BIG PART OF MYSELF. i WOULD NEED TO BURY AND FORGET THE IDEAS FROM THIS DARK SIDE. DISHONEST TO MYSELF AND THOSE WHO LIKE MY ART.
“AWAKENING OF EVILS” pen drawing series
This pen drawing series that I started in late 2007 with sketches, started with it’s first artwork “The bridge” in December 2007 that got finished on February 2008.
Even when I see this whole series outdating my current skills in various aspects, there are some attributes to it, that were very innovative and out of bounds for me at that time. I had a great time with layering organic textures of creatures depicted and also mechanical structures.
Goal was not to create balanced and flowing compositions. I wanted to create static looking poses appearing rather flat. Compositions that create sort of blocks of empty and filled in spaces.
It is this more disturbing way of composition I loved about drawing these. Proportionally imperfect bodies? Yes, sure. These were my steps into unknown, into newr territories, so I’ve done mistakes. Plus using ballpoint pen is a risk. Once it is in, it is in. Not like pencil where you can erase and modify. And that stepping into points of no return what I liked about it, too.
Many could say that these works are heavily influenced or inspired by this or that artist. But to be honest, I would say that there wasn’t much direct influence. I was pretty isolated as artist, not really observing others, which served rather for worse, because I could’ve been much better artist by learning from others. Social media were still not as massive, I only used myspace at that time and with very limited access to internet. Sure I’ve seen art by Giger, Beksinski etc. It leaved it’s mark on me.
It all ended with “Malice”. There are some other pieces which were done in between but are not fit for my portfolio anymore. Trials and errors let’s say. Ones I am not happy with anymore. There is one work after Malice, and one unfinished attempt where I realised I drained this well of ideas at that point. Wrapped it up. Didn’t do any bigger biomechanical art for a long while. BUT!!! Evil will be reawaken. Sooner or later I will get back to absurd surreal stuff like this.
ABYSS GOES DEEPER. TO BE CONTINUED.