I first came across the work of Rafal Olbinski at an art gallery in Las Vegas. The moment I walked in these paintings immediately jumped out at me. I could see the influence of Magritte’s transformative juxtapositions. Looking at Olbinski’s paintings reminds me of how beautiful fantasy can be. Over the past few years I have been inspired more and more with his ability to show the beauty in the mundane.
Rafal Olbinski immigrated to the United States from Poland in 1981. Since then he has received more than 150 awards for his work. Much of his paintings have been set designs and promotional posters for Operas.