Mariusz Zdybał was born in 1955 in Warsaw. In this capital city, he spent his youth and completed his education, not artistic in the least. Satori came relatively late, because as late as 1981. Personal, existential in nature perturbations, made the 26-year-old then Zdybał completely overvalue his as yet life. The consequence of his reflections, and the decisions made on their premises, was his removal to the provincial– in the good sense of the word – Jelenia Góra. Finding himself there, he decided that he would make a living painting. Aware of his talent and filled with the zest of a neophyte, he started off from studying and copying well-known paintings of famous creators, which he would then successfully sell. “The best of the best” became his teachers and masters– outstanding European artists creating since the Middle Ages down to contemporary times. He achieves a meaningful success in 1999 in Marseille by winning a gold medal in the international painting competition “MCA”. A subsequent foreign trophy is the Grand Prix prize in the category of painting, received in Cannes in 2000.
How shall we then explain the phenomenon of popularity of artists such as Zdzisław Beksiński, Jarosław Kukowski, Rafał Olbiński, Tomasz Sętowski, Wojcich Siudmak, Henryk Waniek or Jacek Yerka? Creators of works from the edge of dream and reality, filled with oneiric atmosphere, painters of fabulous worlds and creatures inhabiting them, existing somewhere beyond earthly time and space. Mariusz Zdybał also plays in this league. ( cyt. Krzysztof Sztuciński art historian).