He is best known now as a fantasy artist.
Beksiński executed his paintings and drawings either in what he called a ‘Baroque’ or a ‘Gothic’ manner.
Zdzisław Beksiński’s first artistic style was dominated by representation.
The best-known examples of this style come from his ‘fantastic realism’ period.
This was when he painted disturbing images of a surrealistic, post-apocalyptic environment.
Beksiński’s style is abstract, being dominated by form, as is typified by his later paintings.
Zdzisław Beksiński was murdered in 2005.