Society's Dark Side: Be Disturbed & Compelled By The Surreal Illustrations Of Polish Artist Igor Morski

Igor Morski's work explores strange world's that are both familiar and disturbing, because they are a surreal reflection of the world we all inhabit. We just don't inhabit it in quite so fantastical a way.

Morski started out as a press illustrator so is no doubt well versed in the ills of the modern world. And it's those ills, be they smartphone addictions, economic inequality, body image perfection, or ecological meltdown that he highlights in his works.

Along with just creating some wonderfully surreal, and often startling, images that meld human and animal forms or turn landscapes into heads to create eerie fantasies and visual metaphors.

"We Poles have quite specific sense of sensitivity." Morski said in an interview with Sunrise Artists. "Wars and many other horrors that have flooded our country have made it acceptable for us a kind of narrative, difficult to accept elsewhere."

it makes for compelling imagery though, imagery that is created using digital software. Photoshop is a standard along with 3D programs like Zbrush and Modo, and they allow for Morski's imagination to run totally wild.

"For me, it is my part of the brain responsible for imagination which works the best." Morski notes in the interview. "On the other hand, you can say that my brain works as humorous surrealist, and everything I see is immediately placed down in my own unique way, adding funny contexts, so that ideas actually come to me almost immediately."

You can check out some of Morski's work below. And head to his website to see more.

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