THERE IS NO LIGHT WITHOUT THE DARKNESS

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.

Threshold forms, 2018, pen drawing on paper, 2018

Threshold forms, 2018, pen drawing on paper, 2018

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.

Pure damnation 2017, pen drawing on paper, size A4

Pure damnation 2017, pen drawing on paper, size A4

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.

Malice, 2009 (Awakening of Evils series), pen drawing on paper, size A2

Malice, 2009 (Awakening of Evils series), pen drawing on paper, size A2

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.

Dehumanized 1, 2004, pencil drawing on paper, size A1

Dehumanized 1, 2004, pencil drawing on paper, size A1

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.

Sentenced to live, 2017, pen & pencil on paper, size A4

Sentenced to live, 2017, pen & pencil on paper, size A4

 “BEING SANE IN AN INSANE WORLD MEANS BEING INSANE”

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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.

Road to hell is paved already, 2019, pen & pencil on paper, size A3

Road to hell is paved already, 2019, pen & pencil on paper, size A3

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.

Unleashed wrath, 2017, pen on paper, size A4

Unleashed wrath, 2017, pen on paper, size A4

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.

Protecting the black flame, 2017, ink painting on paper, size A4

Protecting the black flame, 2017, ink painting on paper, size A4

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.

Shapeshifter, 2018, pen &pencil on paper, size A4

Shapeshifter, 2018, pen &pencil on paper, size A4

“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.

“The bridge”,2008, pen drawing on paper, size A2

“The bridge”,2008, pen drawing on paper, size A2

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.

“The bond” 2008, pen on paper, size A2

“The bond” 2008, pen on paper, size A2

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.

“The Beckoning” 2008, pen on paper, size A2

“The Beckoning” 2008, pen on paper, size A2

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.

“The breeding unit” 2008, pen on paper, size A2

“The breeding unit” 2008, pen on paper, size A2

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.

“The guard” 2008, pen on paper, size A2

“The guard” 2008, pen on paper, size A2

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.

“Malice”, 2010, pen on paper, size A2

“Malice”, 2010, pen on paper, size A2

ABYSS GOES DEEPER. TO BE CONTINUED.