Art from the Mini People Series
by Dawid Planeta
All acts of creation begin in your mind. It’s not a matter of skills or technical abilities; it’s using your mind to create the idea that can then expand through your body to materialize in the outside world. Your mind and your body are the first two things you have to take care of in order to create something great. I came to this conclusion while working on my most recent series Mini People, a body of work that was inspired by depression. When one is depressed, nothing seems to have a purpose; nothing is exciting. Eventually, I stopped thinking about depression as a weakness and delved into it. I started to create dark, mysterious, and frightening pictures, many of them depicting little human figures lost in a dark jungle facing huge creatures. Creating them and contemplating the final effect helped me to grow my awareness of who I am and what I’m afraid of.
Dawid Planeta was born in 1990 in Kraków, Poland and graduated with an Industrial Design degree from the Academy of Fine Arts. He has worked as an art teacher and graphic designer. In recent months his latest project titled “Mini People” has been widely shared by multiple blogs and online publications including The Huffington Post. In his art, he explores the boundaries of the human ability to create fictional worlds out of well-known elements by putting them into a new context.
17.25 in. x 25.5 in.
Face of Fear
18.25 in. x 25.5 in.
25.5 in. x 18.75 in.