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, building an anxious feeling while looking at them. The cool drawings are beautifully abstract, yet they have the power to invoke real-world references, making them 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.

#2

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Ainsley R.
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Does this scare anybody else but you aren't sure why?

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#6

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Carol Nel
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This scares me, scares me on so many levels, it is an absolutely frighteningly horrible nightmare.

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#8

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Lore Leaha
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me.

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#11

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Jessica McGee
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#12

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Marzipanda
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

doubly yonic.... a wet dream within a wet dream perhaps :-8

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#13

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Genevieve Davis
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A transformation of death. The underworld revisted

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#16

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Richard Pickman
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sex? This is more like gas chamber in concentration camp during the WW II.

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#18

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Dragon Abode
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think it's safe to say at this point that... Even if his work is good... He needs to get some help

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#26

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Dee Bernath
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This adds a really creepy dimension to the Graves opening up an souls going up into heaven.

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#28

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Joseph Ryan
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#31

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Ben Young
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Also very pink Floyd. Like goodbye blue sky

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#32

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Patrick McKenna
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#34

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Ilva Minajeva
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Some people really should learn that art isn't pornography

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#42

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Al Emond
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The lesser-known "Fifth Cow" of the Apocalypse

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#45

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Ironcat_xox
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#47

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Kira Leseman
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

No mater what you must keep up appearances.

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#48

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Muhammad Ibn-Raqib
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love how with each painting you think you can try and figure out what is going on. But it's painted with a way to where you truly can never understand it. And are completely lost, test dumbfounded and put in a state of thought that's as eerie as any nightmarish dream you've ever experienced. He conveys so much essence of a nightmare. How does he do this?! I want to meet this guy!

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