Jacek Yerka (1952-) is a Polish artist whose surrealist art combines fantastical vision with a “meticulous Flemish technique”. Salvador Dali, Remedios Varo and Giuseppe Arcimboldo are undoubtedly influences, and below I present eight works that explore (i) imaginary worlds, (ii) dream-worlds and (iii) interiors.
I. Imaginary Worlds (4): (1) Don’t Slam the Door ; (2) The Winter Wave ; (3) Brontosaurus Civitas  & (4) Wegener’s Theory .
These four absurdist, fantastical, gravity-defying landscape paintings fire imagination. The second painting’s starting point might have been Hokusai‘s The Great Wave  and the fourth painting takes Alfred Wegener’s the then original theory further that continental landmasses are “drifting”, “interacting” with each other in the process.
II. Dream-Worlds (2): (1) Last Minute  & (2) Dream .
The first painting shows a peaceful, hidden place of solace in the middle of one polluted and hectic city. It is tempting to imagine an easy access to this natural habitat after a long day’s work. The second painting fuses the real presentation of one’s bedroom with the imaginary components taken from one’s dream.
III. Interiors (2): (1) Polish Cuisine  & Boudoir ]2007].
Jacek Yerka excels in painting the inverted worlds of interiors. Here two paintings show each side of the room having its own separate world, emphasising the changing viewing perspective.