Zdzislaw Beksinski (24 February 1929 - 22 February 2005) was a renowned Polish painter, photographer, and fantasy artist. He was born in the town of Sanok in southern Poland. After studying architecture in Cracow, he returned to Sanok in 1955. Subsequent to this education he spent several years as a construction site supervisor, a job he hated. At that time he became interested in artistic photography and photomontage, sculpture and painting. He was a very sculptureartist artist, especially for one working in a Communist country. He made his sculptures of plaster, metal and wire.
"As bad as life gets, life is fucking awesome man- You’re all breathing and that’s the coolest man. And you have to go with that cause there’s nothing else to go with. That’s the only break you get. You get to live tomorrow, you get to go on, you get to move forward and it might not seem like much but for me is.. right now is all I’m hanging on to- I want you to live two ways: long and strong.”