Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Ruins of Samuel Bak

Samuel Bak is an Israeli artist (born in Poland 1933) who stands in the great dark symbolistic tradition of Zdzisław Beksiński. Sure that Bak not is as dark and threatening as Beksiński but they share their obsession for ruins, which at least in Bak’s case is related with the experience of the Nazi occupation of Poland.
Typical for Bak’s paintings there are also as chess pieces and sometimes dices as recurring subjects.

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