We featured the work of digital artist Jakub Rozalski back in 2014, but since then he has been busy creating more immersive landscapes that combine turn-of-the-twentieth-century Polish countrysides with werewolves and robots. According to his artist’s statement, the most important aspects of his art involve creating an atmosphere and telling a story. The stories he tells are often about war, industrialization, and the isolation of humankind at the edge of the frontier, here manifested as a natural threat (werewolves) as well as a futuristic one (mechs overtaking society). Rozalski says he wishes for his paintings “to commemorate this sad and tragic period in history . . . [and to] remember and honor the history, but live in the present.” Despite crossing subject genres and historical eras both real and imagined, he has created a believable world.
Images © Jakub Rozalski Via Design You Trust