Let us take you on a journey through the curious drawing ideas of a Polish artist, Zdzisław Beksiński, who made a name for himself with his dystopian surrealism paintings, filled with post-apocalyptic imagery and creatures that come straight out of nightmares.

The artist is no longer with us to better explain the vast roster of over 300 of his scary drawings, but he used to say: "I wish to paint in such a manner as if I were photographing dreams. And that is exactly what popped into my head when I first saw his creepy pictures. Even, though, they utilize recognizable everyday objects, those are paired and arranged in ways only the dream world could sustain in a single image.

These unseen combinations gave birth to mind-bending scenarios, which do build an anxious feeling while looking at them. The cool drawings are beautifully abstract, yet it does have the power to invoke real-world references, which makes it even creepier. The artist's explanation? Well, it may lie in these cryptic words: "What matters is what appears in your soul, not what your eyes see and what you can name."

Now scroll down for a dose of scary monsters and demon drawings below.

#1

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jacluckycat
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4 years ago

So very creepy ive had dreams like this. Thankfully they drift further and further into the edges of my mind until all i can recall is a deeply unsettling feeling of dread

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#2

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Chubby Unicorn
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4 years ago

It looks like the tree is being blown away.

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#3

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ADHORTATOR
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4 years ago

the true pale rider....

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#4

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Pickles Driver
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4 years ago

Bad idea looking at this in the middle of the night! I may not sleep again.

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#5

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Michel M. Prins
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4 years ago

The amount of detail in this is impressive!

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#6

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Gergely Dömölki
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4 years ago

Just like Angel of Death's lair from Hellboy2.

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#7

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Harvey Tydeman
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4 years ago

i've always wondered what deamon zombies taste like

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#8

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Wojciech Białek
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4 years ago

this is my favourite <3 i've seen it in person, the torch looks as if it had a shining LED underneath, but it's just paint.

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#9

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Harvey Tydeman
Community Member
4 years ago

mate, you should probably go see a doctor about that

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#10

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Anne Madag
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4 years ago

count the sheep and go to sleep.

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#11

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Jessica McGee
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4 years ago

Beautiful. There are no words that could describe the feeling this gives me.

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#12

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Dan Zielinski
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4 years ago

Wow! This is so amazing.

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#13

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Genevieve Davis
Community Member
4 years ago

A transformation of death. The underworld revisted

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#14

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DeepestWish
Community Member
4 years ago

Void

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#15

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Danielle Drinkwater
Community Member
4 years ago

Am I sexy yet?

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#16

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Soccerluv
Community Member
4 years ago

Okay okay don't wannna offend anyone one but are they haveing sex

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#17

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William Underwood
Community Member
4 years ago

why the long face?

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#18

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DeepestWish
Community Member
4 years ago

fav

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#19

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Aessidhe Eclipse
Community Member
4 years ago

I've seen this one in a museum, the details are amazing, could sit for hours just detecting them.

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#20

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Csilla Szabadi
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow.

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#21

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Andrzej Raczynski
Community Member
4 years ago

I'd call this one "social media"

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#22

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Thorn Thorn
Community Member
4 years ago

Just no...

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#23

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Tom Camilleri
Community Member
4 years ago

The face of civilization.

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#24

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Elite2K
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4 years ago

Reminds me the movie war of the worlds

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#25

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Galeanthropy2017
Community Member
4 years ago

Struggling to break free...

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#26

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Liz Jaquith
Community Member
4 years ago

Aftermath of the crucifiction.

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#27

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Lisa Harbinson
Community Member
4 years ago

The mist

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#28

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Joseph Ryan
Community Member
4 years ago

This is the face referenced in the Beatles tune, "Eleanor Rigby." "Wearing the face she keeps in a jar by the door."

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#29

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Brian Hermann
Community Member
4 years ago

I bet that's some cheap real-estate.

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#30

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Christy Sweet
Community Member
4 years ago

Freak, Shown

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#31

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Joseph Ryan
Community Member
4 years ago

Bomber Bird losing its wings The transport has become the cargo, the payload, the weapon

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#32

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Patrick McKenna
Community Member
4 years ago

Id want no part of those trees. ::turns around:::

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#33

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Thorn Thorn
Community Member
4 years ago

You got something in your eye...

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#34

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Ilva Minajeva
Community Member
4 years ago

Some people really should learn that art isn't pornography

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#35

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Janine
Community Member
4 years ago

This is disgusting and I am highly impressed.

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#36

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Sophie Mccreary
Community Member
4 years ago

Alone inside my head

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DeepestWish
Community Member
4 years ago

birth of denial

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#38

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Luke Prior
Community Member
4 years ago

this is what I imagine the mistwraiths from the mistborn seris look like

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#39

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DeepestWish
Community Member
4 years ago

toxic rain

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#40

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Rose Gauthier
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4 years ago

I'd call this "depression".

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#41

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Tom Camilleri
Community Member
4 years ago

Reminds me of Bosch.

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#42

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Al Emond
Community Member
4 years ago

The lesser-known "Fifth Cow" of the Apocalypse

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#43

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DeepestWish
Community Member
4 years ago

Sauron

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#44

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Danielle Drinkwater
Community Member
4 years ago

The affair

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#45

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Ironcat_xox
Community Member
4 years ago

I'd call this "the before picture on a moisturizer commercial"

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#46

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Vanessa H.
Community Member
4 years ago

This one is pretty... somehow.

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#47

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Kira Leseman
Community Member
4 years ago

No mater what you must keep up appearances.

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Mo Ferdman
Community Member
4 years ago

"Don't go in the basement."

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