Jakub Kujawa is an artist from Poland who dabbles in a variety of artistic mediums. He creates fine art paintings, tattoos and digital designs in art software like Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter. Featured in this article are his traditional art paintings that combine surrealism and spirituality to create a beautiful portrait of the human soul.
Using patterns, brushwork, splatters and repetitive lines, Kujawa adds personality to the people in his paintings. The shapes, colors and textures used in each painting are chosen for the emotive effect that they create. This is how some of the paintings appear introspective, flirtatious or thoughtful. The mood of the painting seems to reflect not only what the model was thinking and feeling at the time, but the state of being of the painter. Even though Kujawa’s paintings appear to be largely abstract in form, his art works still contain realistic perspective. Using perspective lines, the artist draws the viewer’s attention to the most important areas of each painting, usually the faces of the subjects. This adds to the psychological nature of the paintings, pointing the viewer straight to the heart of each art work.
Some of Kujawa’s paintings show the subject in different moments of time. The passage of time is portrayed by having the model move slightly such as turning their head or moving their arm. The artist then paints the arm in those positions alongside the original limb, creating the effect that there are several frames of movement within the painting. This style was favored by a group of artists in the early 20th century who called themselves futurists. The futurists tried to capture the movement of time in their paintings by capturing a model in several poses.
Jakub Kujawa’s interesting combination of surrealism, abstract art and graphic design is appealing to the eye. His paintings are dramatic without being violent; a comment on the human soul rather than an interrogation of the viewer’s own mind. Visit Jakub Kujawa’s online art gallery for more fine art paintings.