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.

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Lucy Brady 1 year ago

Stunning. I love this one ❤

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Ainsley R. 1 year ago

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

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ADHORTATOR 1 year ago

the true pale rider....

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Chubby Unicorn 1 year ago

What kind of dreams does this guy have?

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Michel M. Prins 1 year ago

The amount of detail in this is impressive!

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Carol Nel 1 year ago

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

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Harvey Tydeman 1 year ago

i've always wondered what deamon zombies taste like

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Lore Leaha 1 year ago

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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Sue Z Q 1 year ago

It's probably not pink eye.

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Anne Madag 1 year ago

count the sheep and go to sleep.

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Jessica McGee 1 year ago

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

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Marzipanda 1 year ago

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

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Genevieve Davis 1 year ago

A transformation of death. The underworld revisted

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DeepestWish 1 year ago

Void

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DeepestWish 1 year ago

demons be like, hell yeah

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Richard Pickman 1 year ago

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

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William Underwood 1 year ago

why the long face?

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Dragon Abode 1 year ago

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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Mayami Leo 1 year ago

The Helping Hands

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pandaes 1 year ago

this is thrash metal absolutely :D

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Andrzej Raczynski 1 year ago

I'd call this one "social media"

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Kaede Tettigonidae 1 year ago

this is beautiful.

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Tom Camilleri 1 year ago

The face of civilization.

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Elite2K 1 year ago

Reminds me the movie war of the worlds

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Jeannine Marie 1 year ago

Trapped

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Dee Bernath 1 year ago

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

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Andy Zbinden 1 year ago

The Airlephant

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Joseph Ryan 1 year 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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Apollo 1 year ago

This makes me think of Salvador Dali

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Ln Ripley 1 year ago

Loneliness even among others. Internal solitude.

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Ben Young 1 year ago

Also very pink Floyd. Like goodbye blue sky

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Patrick McKenna 1 year ago

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

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Thorn Thorn 1 year ago

You got something in your eye...

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Hope Floats 1 year ago

A pair of breasts are only visabe if you're over 18 but the other nightmarish scenes aren't?

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Janine 1 year ago

This is disgusting and I am highly impressed.

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DeepestWish 1 year ago

birth of denial

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Dana Magyar 1 year ago

The Empire strikes back

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Michal Josífek 1 year ago

You can hide under my umbrella - ela - e - e...

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Rose Gauthier 1 year ago

I'd call this "depression".

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Tom Camilleri 1 year ago

Reminds me of Bosch.

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Al Emond 1 year ago

The lesser-known "Fifth Cow" of the Apocalypse

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Brad Caffee 1 year ago

I think of the "King of Babylon."

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Ironcat_xox 1 year ago

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

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Catherine Williams Darklock 1 year ago

Lady Gaga's new duds

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Kira Leseman 1 year ago

No mater what you must keep up appearances.

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Muhammad Ibn-Raqib 1 year ago

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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