Have you ever looked at a piece of art and wondered, what kind of imagination could come up with this creation? When I look at the artwork of Dariusz Zawadzki, this is what comes to my mind. I’m a big fan of the fantasy art genre, but in many ways I see it as “reality art” – what today we see as fantasy may one day be a reality. The influence of Zdzislaw Beksinski on Zawadzki is evident, but the latter has a way of going places in his paintings that is all of his own! Come with me and step into the surreal and macabre world of Dariusz Zawadzki …read what he has to say about his love for art below:
Since I was a child I have had various visions and dreams that built surreal worlds in my imagination. These worlds came first, and then I felt a need to express them by drawing. When I was eleven years old I started painting.
I never use a sketch-book, because I don’t want to force myself to reproduce on a painting something that was already put on paper. The most beautiful moment is when I’m standing in front of a white, clear board when I am just starting to paint.
When I was eleven years old I started painting. I wanted to go to an artistic secondary school, but I was told that my eyesight is too poor for that. Well, I can’t agree… From then on I’ve been self-teaching and getting to the bottom of painting craft myself. I don’t regret having chosen this path. It may have been more difficult, yet it let me develop my own techniques.
– Dariusz Zawadzki