Bagiński vs Bekśinski

August 24, 2015Inspiration

Fig. 1 Zdzisław Bekśinski, Untitled (1975), 122cm x 98cm, Oil on Canvas. There is no other artist that has inspired and influenced me more than the Polish painter Zdzisław Bekśinski. His profound and sometimes disturbing paintings opened my eyes to the possibilities of this medium. Bekśinsky was a Fantastical Realist (Historical Museum in Sanok, n. d.). … Read More

Being Accessible

July 8, 2015Inspiration

Reggaeton might not be the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about Cultural Capital, but this band has challenged the notion that popular music cannot be educative as well as entertaining. Calle 13 is a popular band from Puerto Rico who plays a style known as Reggaeton, which is a musical style that often embraces … Read More

Nostalgia

July 7, 2015Inspiration

Fig. 1 Simon Stålenhag, Untitled (2015), Digital. I feel deeply inspired by Simon’s illustrations of retro-futuristic vision of rural Sweden. The images depict an authentic world that feels real due to his mastery of technique and craftsmanship in execution (Fig. 1). But perhaps it something much more simple in his work that inspires me. His vision speaks … Read More