The Magical Surreal Worlds of Jacek Yerka
Born in Poland in 1952, JACEK YERKA studied fine art and graphics prior to becoming a full-time artist in 1980.
While at university, Yerka resisted the constant pressures of his instructors to adopt the less detailed, less realistic techniques that characterize so much of contemporary art.
Instead, he stubbornly continued to work in the classic, meticulous Flemish style he still favors to this day.
In the end, it was his teachers who eventually relented, finally recognizing their determined student as a brilliant (although troubling) talent.