Jacek Yeerka's first painting of his life was a year before going to college, where he began studying graphics. His instructors always tried to get him to paint in the more contemporary abstract style, amd move away from my fascination with realism. He saw this as an attempt to stifle his own creative style and steadfastly refused to fall in line. Eventually, his teachers relented. For him, the 1950's were a kind of Golden Age. These were the happy years of his childhood, filled with wonder at the world around him. And we can see that it is reflected throughout his work in buildings, furniture, and various pre-war knickknacks. If he were, for instance, to paint a computer, it would definitely have a pre-war aesthetic to it.