Beloved Metal Cover Artist Mariusz Lewandowski Has Passed Away

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Beloved surrealist painter Mariusz Lewandowski has died, his family confirmed via Facebook over the weekend.

“It was a good life. It’s time to say goodbye my friends! A certain era is over. The final farewell will be held in the funeral home chapel in Górowo Ilaweckie, Poland on July 20 at 11:00 a.m. Bereaved family,” the message read.

Born in Działdowo, Poland, in 1960, Lewandowski specialized – as his official biography states – in oil paintings whose subject matter “often goes far beyond the limits of the human mind. … The works are full of symbols and details that invite reflection that each viewer has the opportunity to interpret in his own way – the author, apart from giving a title, never translates his paintings.

While he was certainly renowned in his own right, strong thread readers probably know him best for his work on various metal album covers. In particular, her designs for Bell Witch’s Grim Reaper Mirrorat Lorna Shore …and I return to nothingnessPsychooptic As the kingdom drownsand Abigail Williams’ Walk beyond the dark – among other LPs – has garnered him a lot of attention and praise from genre fans in recent years.

In fact, he had created over 30 works of art before his passing, and he even collaborated with famed skateboarder Jamie Thomas on the latter’s Zero Skateboards brand in 2021.

Endearingly, hundreds of fans shared their condolences and appreciation on Facebook, TwitterInstagram and elsewhere.

Without a doubt, metal fans and art lovers alike have just lost a one-of-a-kind creator.

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