Polish artist Jacek Yerka is known for his surreal paintings of dreamlike realms. In his spectacular body of work, Yerka's 4siders series is one of the most puzzling to behold, as each image depicts four different worlds. No matter which way the painting is turned, a new scene unfolds. As a result, the simple act of viewing each piece becomes a dizzying, complex exploration of rotating perspectives.
Influenced by master Flemish painters of the 15th and 16th centuries like Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel, Hugo van der Goes, and Jan van Eyck, Yerka's work is both meticulous and expressive. His process progresses from a graphite sketch to a crayon drawing, then a pastel com, and finally an acrylic painting filled with vibrant colors and endless details. The artist's whimsical paintings are mind-boggling visual delights that are often used for equally perplexing jigsaw puzzles.