Today’s edition of Best Gore Members Rock is brought to you by Polish artist Adam Kowalczyk, also known as Best Gore member @zeiT92.
Adam is a 5th year student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław, Poland. In an interview with me, Adam disclosed that at home, he has a collection of animal skulls. Those came mostly from road-killed animals, as well as animal corpses found during strolls in a forest. He used to paint skulls, but progressed into painting what leads to the living tissue transforming into a skull. Here are a few more questions from the interview:
What inspires you to paint dead people?
I’ve always been fascinated by death, but it wasn’t until about 9 months ago when I first tried to put death on canvas and make it art. I don’t know where the fascination originates from – maybe I had some trauma in the past I’m not consciously aware of?
I started the search for inspiration on Google. Once I found interesting images, I followed them to the source and I landed on Best Gore. At first, I searched Best Gore for images of serial killers, but then my focus shifted to raped and murdered women.
What made you decide to paint women who were murdered or raped? Why not paint women who are happy and entitled?
I found them more dramatic, and it’s a topic that can be more intriguing. For me, painting happy women is not captivating, because it’s a topic overdone by other artists.
Do you ever wonder if there’s something wrong with you for being fascinated by death?
I’m not a bad person. I’m an artist who tries to navigate a difficult subject and make it into art.
Thank you for sharing your artistic expression with us, Adam. Luckily, you live in Europe where expression of many forms is treated as inalienable. If you lived in Canada, social justice warriors would witchhunt you to hell and back, and the sue happy regime that doesn’t tolerate expression it doesn’t approve of would see to it that you’re in jail.