Art by Richard Yalowy

Ryszard Jalowy (Americanized to Richard Yalovy to accompany a lack of simple internet support for diacritical marks) is a Graphic designer, painter, author and composer residing in Poland.  He enjoys graphics, painting, 3D graphics, comics, computer games, gamet-F literature.  He has his own rock band, which performs music based on texts and music he composed.

He designs truck graphics and runs his own music gallery in Będzin (in Silesia state), where graphic, painting and photo exhibitions are display in addition to concerts and cabaret performances.

In 1984 he graduated from the exhibit-oriented School of Fine Arts in Dabrowa Gornicza, under the direction of Ewa Zawdzka. After a short episode of getting to know the intricacies of industrial design at Wroclaw Academy, he ended his artistic education.

During the 1980s, fascinated by science fiction and fantasy literature and influenced by the works of Frank Frazetta, Boris Vallejo, Hajime Sorayame, Wojtek Siudmak and Zdzislaw Beksiński, he completed his first series of oil paintings, “Women and Dragons.” These works were seen in several exhibits (in Nowy Targ in 1988; on POLKON – Fantasy Fans Rally in Katowice in 1988; and KMPiK in Sosnowiec in 1989).

He took up oil painting, drawing and computer graphics, which he became fascinated with in the early 1990s. The first computer he came across, and the one which completely changed his life, was the AMIGA 1200. Soon it was replaced by the AMIGA 4000. Then came the era of the PC, requiring him to change the way he created his works. 

In his later years he set time aside for creating so-called “functional graphics,” which led him into deep frustration and artistic depression.

Persuaded by his family and friends, he devoted himself to the realization of ideas that had been present in his mind for a long time. After twenty five years of “artistic absence,” he created works displayed in June 2013 in the author's exhibition “Sacrum and Profanum” in his own gallery.

He can be contacted at r.jalowy@o2.pl, Facebook, or his rock band profile, "ZOMBIE CIRCUS ORCHESTRA"

Creator of the cover art for Dissent:  Book I of The Nexus.