The Surreal Mind of Igor Morski

Polish artist Igor Morski says that, “My surrealism has appeared a little bit by accident.” It developed gradually over time and some people have difficulty understanding what he’s expressing. That is, in part, because Morski composes art from a particularly Polish perspective. In an interview, he explained that Poles understand brutality:

Another thing is that we Poles have quite specific sense of sensitivity. Wars and many other horrors that have flooded our country have made it acceptable for us a kind of narrative, difficult to accept elsewhere. I realized this when I once took a couple of excellent Polish posters to the Netherlands. For people who viewed them, they were scary. The artist placed, for example, as an allegory, a labyrinth of stairs in the human head, in Poland, people focused on the hidden meaning, the Dutch were drawing attention to the fact of head “mutilation”. They were interpreting this very literally.

When strange visions of other worlds come to Morski, they command his attention:

Work which I need to carry out, is somehow forcing me to a fast reaction. Typically, it lasts 24hours from the moment I get the text to the moment I have to present my work. It’s crazy pace, but the very good trade school. Most of my work was done in a maximum of 8 hours.

You can view more of his work here.

-via Hi-Fructose

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