Robots, knights and monsters: the mystical world of Jakub Rozalski

Polish artist Jakub Rozalski was born in Krakow but lives in Hamburg. Paintings of Jakub is a real opportunity to make a journey into the wonderful world where the history of Europe are combined in the fictional universe of diesel-punk. Based on the works Rozalski developed computer and Board games.

Robots, knights and monsters: the mystical world of Jakub Rozalski

Jakub Rozalski manages to harmoniously combine the past, rural aesthetics and a futuristic future. In the cycle 1920+ the artist depicts the Polish-Soviet war of 1919-1921, which takes place in an alternate reality.

On the battlefield with infantry and cavalry, fighting a huge robot walkers. In the paintings, special attention is paid to the nature and rural aesthetics, creating an atmosphere of reality.

Robots, knights and monsters: the mystical world of Jakub RozalskiRobots, knights and monsters: the mystical world of Jakub RozalskiRobots, knights and monsters: the mystical world of Jakub Rozalski

Robots, knights and monsters: the mystical world of Jakub Rozalski

A separate cycle of paintings by Jakub Rozalski has devoted to the character of Andrzej Sapkowski books – the Witcher and world of Slavic mythology. In Sapkowski's works, nothing is unequivocally black or white. All the characters are "grey".

And his paintings the artist creates in grey tones, which gives them a realism despite the fact that the images they create of the world of fantasy and Slavic paganism.

Robots, knights and monsters: the mystical world of Jakub Rozalski

Robots, knights and monsters: the mystical world of Jakub Rozalski

Robots, knights and monsters: the mystical world of Jakub Rozalski

Speaking about the work of the extraordinary Polish artists, it is worth remembering Zdzislaw Bakinskogo. His creative heritage is mainly a bleak post-apocalyptic paintings, imbued with the aesthetics of death and total destruction. Also terrible was the ending of his life: one of the most famous Polish artists of the XX century was murdered by a deranged teenagers.

Keywords: 20th century | Monsters | Landscapes | Poland | Robots | Fantasy | Artist

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