Beksinski Tribute/Charity in LA March 5th

Untitled, by Zdzisław Beksiński. 1980.

A while back, Coilhouse covered the bleak, beautiful art of the late Polish painter, Zdiszlaw Beksiński. Beksiński’s star has been steadily rising over the past decade, thanks largely in part to increased exposure on the internet, and a phenomenal volume in the Masters of Fantastic Art series published by Morpheus Press.

This coming Thursday at 7:30pm, Beksiński’s long time friend and agent, Valdemar Plusa, will be joined at the Egyptian Theater in LA by several heavy-hitting horror directors: Wes Craven, Tobe Hooper, Stuart Gordon, Mick Garris, and William Malone. They’re gathering together to chat about Beksiński’s life, art and influence on film. After the talk there will be a screening of William Malone’s latest project, Parasomnia, which prominently features Beksiński’s art as CG dreamscapes (honestly, I’m not completely sold on that concept, but who knows…it could be amazing).

All proceeds from the event will go to the American Cinematheque and MOCA’s Art Education Programs for children in Los Angeles. More info here.

4 Responses to “Beksinski Tribute/Charity in LA March 5th”

  1. Mark Wilkin Says:

    Thank you, I’d never seen his work before now thanks for introducing me.

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  3. Jerem Morrow Says:

    Like Geiger, Beksinski’s work causes in me an immediate and base emotional reaction. I could stare into those brush strokes forever. He knows me so well.

  4. Tequila Says:

    How cool, granted I enjoy the art more than the horror work of most of those men mentioned but it’s good to see such attention fall on a deserving artist.

    I could see why one would want to use his work as CG backgrounds…I know some comic book artists would kill to have the same. The only issue I have with it is the same I have with HR Giger’s work on film…it’s scarier and more potent when it’s NOT in motion. With Beksinski’s visions you get that personal gut reaction that can get lost once put in the context of another persons work. It could be great eye candy…but that too would kinda kill the feel of the work.