Despre Jacek YERKA 

JACEK YERKA s-a nascut in Polonia in anul 1952, a studiat Artele Plastice și Grafica inainte de a deveni “artist cu norma intreaga” in 1980.

In Suprarealismul Oniric te astepti sa iasa cineva din sertar, careva sa porneasca o masina-crocodil – poate chiar tu?-, fata sa doarma pe un lac si la capul “patului” sa aiba o noptiera cu veioza si un pahar cu apa, in gradina de flori sa ai mobilier prozaic de lemn (o sufragerie).
Elementele naturale se armonizeaza ca-ntr-un ansamblu de mobilier Ikea cu flori sau lac sau cine stie ce animal.
Lumea Jacek este una plina de culoare, copilarie, candoare, blandete – e ca un basm din care nu vrei sa te trezesti – pentru ca ai da cu capul de realitate ori stim ca nu e cel mai placut lucru sa te lovesti de facturi (de exemplu).
In plus, tot Jacek exprima si personalul, intimul din jurul lui – elementele de mobilier din jurul lui. Pana si casa din desert are “o salvare” – ligheanul pe scaun, agrafa pe post de antena, ca apoi sa intri intr-o padure-baie, pe care iti gasesti ceasul de mana, periuta de dinti, oja, parfumul, spuma de ras, aparatul de barberit, iar apa de la robinet vine din …paraul din padure.
Este o lume in care vrei sa evadezi si simti ca ai vrea sa stai. cel putin eu m-as baga in patul din padure – tabloul in care ai tot decorul de camera de dormit si in acelasi timp ajungi printre copaci.
Printre animalele des intalnite se afla melcii – probabil pentru simbolul lor (credinta, smerenia, renasterea periodica) sau pentru esteticul lor (elegant, armonios, simetric), cine stie?-, crocodilii, pisicile, cainii.

Sa va zic ca trebuie doar sa pasiti cu picioarele goale in lumea Jacek? Sa nu vorbiti, pentru ca e atata nevoie de liniste intr-o lume care zice nimicuri si e goala?
In acest fel putem scapa – urcand trepte pana in ACOLO unde crezi ca nu mai ai de unde cobori inapoi (spre realitate).

Printre tablouri se afla un decor de padure cu o barca condusa de un zar (pe partea cu 4 puncte),cu mobila de sufragerie sau de camera in care omul are biroul de lucru .. pe care se afla o pisica salbatica.

Apoi vine un tabloul in care mobila de baie -cada-crocodil e interesanta- e preambulul intrarii in padure..
Cred ca padurea este in sine un element nu numai des intalnit in arta Jacek, dar presupun ca simbolizeaza ceva aparte pentru artist.
Cat despre imbinarea elementelor din real cu cele din fictiune, ramane sa o luam pe scurtatura – e o parte a suprarealismului, in care, in situatii reale, apar elemente “supranaturale” care nu-si au locul.
Daca majoritatea considera arta un peisaj sau un portret, oamenii “altfel” aleg abstractul, visarea, lumea ideilor si raman in ea, scrijelesc cu unghiile doar-doar sa nu fie smulsi din “lumea lor”.

Printre temele lui Jacek se afla timpul – dovada stau ceasurile aproape prezente peste tot – si copilaria – numai copiii vor sa vada asa lucrurile, pana afla exact ce face fiecare obiect (cum ar fi aspiratorul-crocodil/aligator sau libelula-casa) sau intr-o camera de zi sa isi imagineze un lan de rapita.

E interesanta pictura cu cei doi cai, piese de sah, care stau la masa, fata in fata, sub un ceas care e prins in copacul acela cu becuri. In plus, in acelasi tablou vedem cum figurile de pe masa sunt castele, iar dedesubtul mesei se afla drumul catre padure – spre evadare. Figurile de sah sunt alb si negru – o trimitere catre ideea de bine si rau sau lumina si intuneric, antiteze pe care subconstient le adaugam in dreptul fiecareia.

Ca o concluzie a suprarealismului lui Jacek?
Abia astepti sa te intinzi in patul din padure, sa te speli pe dinti si sa folosesti apa care vine dintr-un parau, sa lucrezi pe biroul unde te asteapta o pisica salbatica – ciudat, eu chiar as vrea si imi place sa visez cu ochii deschisi – pentru ca atunci cand inchid ochii nu e nicidecum un vis frumos.

About Jacek Yerka 

JACEK YERKA is born in Poland in 1952, he studied fine art and graphics prior to becoming a full-time artist in 1980.

In Oniric Surrealism you expect someone to come out of the drawer, to start a crocodile car – MAYBE YOU?-, to sleep on a lake and at the head of his bed to have a nightstand with a lamp and a glass of water, in the flower garden to have Wooden prosaic furniture (a living room).
The natural elements harmonize as an ensemble of Ikea furniture with flowers or lake or something from the animal area.
The world of Jacek is a colorful one, childhood, candor, gentleness – it’s like a fairy tale and you do not want to wake up – because you want to let go of reality. or we know it’s not the best thing to hit your bills example).
In addition, Jacek also expresses the staff, the intimate around him – the furniture items around him. Even the house in the desert has a “salvage” – the bowl on the chair, the clip as a dish, then walking into a bath-house, which you find your hand clock, toothbrush, ointment, perfume, foam Shaving, barber apparatus, and the tap water comes from … the rainforest. surprised?
It’s a world where you want to escape and feel like you want to stay. At least I would put myself in bed in the forest – the painting in which you have all the decor of the sleeping room and at the same time you reach the trees.
Among the common animals are snails – probably for their symbol (faith, humility, periodic rebirth) or for their aesthetics (elegant, harmonious, symmetrical), who knows? -, crocodiles, cats, dogs.

Let’s just say you just need to step barefoot in the Jacek world? Do not talk, because there’s so much need for peace in a world that says nothing and it’s empty?
In this way we can escape – climbing stairs up to where you don’t think you’ve got where you descend back (to reality).

Among the paintings there is a forest decoration with a dice-led boat (on the 4-point side), with dining room furniture or a room where the man has a work desk with a wild cat. Then there comes a painting in which the bathrobe – crocodile is interesting is the preamble of entering the forest.
I think the forest is itself an element not only common in Jacek art, but I suppose it symbolizes something special for the artist.
As to the combination of real and fictional elements, it remains to take a shortcut – it is a part of surrealism, in which, in real situations, there appear “supernatural” elements that have no place.
While most consider art a landscape or a portrait, “the” people choose abstract, dreams/dreaming, ideas and people remain in it, scratched with nails only-just not be plucked from “their world”.

Among Jacek’s themes are the time – the proof is the presence of almost everywhere watches  – and the childhood – only children want to see things, until they know exactly what each object does (such as a crocodile/alligator-car or dragon-house vacuum cleaner) or seeing or imagine in a living room a rapeseed field.

It’s interesting a paint with the two horses, chess pieces, sitting at the table, face to face under a clock that is caught in that tree with bulbs. In addition, in the same picture we see the figures on the table are castles and below the table is the road to the forest – the one to escape. The chess figures are white and black – a reference to the idea of good and evil or light and darkness, antithesis that we subconsciously add to each one.

As a conclusion of Jacek’s surrealism?

You can not wait to stretch yourself in the forest bed, brush your teeth and use the water that comes from a waterfall, work on a desk where a wild cat is waiting – weird, I really like the idea and like to dream with Opened eyes – because when I close my eyes it’s not a beautiful dream (usual).

 

Meet Jacek Yerka