Jacek Yerka is a 55 year old Polish artist who decided to take on the artistic route early on. Born within an art-oriented family - both his parents attended the Fine Arts Academy - he was surrounded by materials that captivated his interest in drawing and painting throughout his entire childhood. His sole memories from childhood are of sketches, the smell of paint, ink, paper and brushes.
Even before he made his parents legacy official and opted for a career at the Academy, Yerka paved his way as a self-taught artist. Deeply influenced by his parents and by the painting trends of the time - from Impressionism to abstract painting - he was inspired by Cézanne and Klee.
In spite of these influences, Yerka's biggest source of inspiration continued to be his childhood memories - the places, the feelings, the scents and the 1950s techniques - along with an imagination that soon showed a strong personality.
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