Land of Histria

LANDLand  OF HISTRIA is a series of 15 ink drawings on paper inspired by Istrian landscapes, vegetation, and wildlife. These artworks radiate with fairy-tale-like energy; visual narratives are inspired by the fantastic motives of folk-art and cultural heritage, while the characters somehow personify the artist himself. Landscape details are taken from various viewpoints in Istria, architectural beauty of the region and it has all been combined later in the process. The characters depicted in these drawings are engaged in various activities, some of which were the activities of the artist himself, thus giving the whole series a rather personal, diary-like feel.

Untitled 1/ 2015/ink on paper/ 46 x 33, 5 cm
Untitled 2/ 2015/ink on paper/ 46 x 33, 5 cm
Untitled 3/ 2015/ink on paper/ 46 x 33, 5 cm
Untitled 4/ 2015/ink on paper/ 46 x 33, 5 cm
Untitled 5/ 2015/ink on paper/ 46 x 33, 5 cm
Untitled 6/ 2015/ink on paper/ 46 x 33, 5 cm
Untitled 7/ 2015/ink on paper/ 46 x 33, 5 cm
Untitled 8/ 2015/ink on paper/ 46 x 33, 5 cm
Untitled 9/ 2015/ink on paper/ 46 x 33, 5 cm
Untitled 10/ 2015/ink on paper/ 46 x 33, 5 cm
Untitled 11/ 2015/ink on paper/ 46 x 33, 5 cm
Untitled 12/ 2015/ink on paper/ 46 x 33, 5 cm
Untitled 13/ 2015/ink on paper/ 46 x 33, 5 cm
Untitled 14/ 2015/ink on paper/ 46 x 33, 5 cm
Untitled 15/ 2015/ink on paper/ 46 x 33, 5 cm

Crystallization

Artworks developed into series of paintings, drawings and silkscreen prints created during the 2013/14. The story behind many of these artworks is happening during the night in a place operated by different laws. Typical for this series are half men – half animal creatures, the clash between natural and artificial, dreams, memories, patterns and flourishing vegetation. The need for this kind of artworks arose from a wish to depict my own way of thinking and looking at things to myself. That way my thinking became visually clearer and easier to grasp.

Infiltration Two/ 2013/ acrylic on wood/ 11, 5 x 15cm
Infiltration One/ 2013/ acrylic on wood/ 11, 5 x 15cm
Climbing/ 2013/ acrylic on wood/ 15 x 25 cm
Helpless fall into shallow water/ 2013/ acrylic on wood/ 25 x 15 cm
Ancestor/ 2013/ acrylic on wood/ 15, 5 x 20 cm
Which Side/ 2013/ acrylic, glitter on wood/ 16 x 20 cm
Toucan and Tigers/ 2014/ acrylic on paper/ 35, 5 x 53 cm
In Blossom/ 2014/ acrylic on paper/ 35, 5 x 53 cm
Three hours during one summer night I/ 2013/ acrylic on papyrus/ 22 x 30, 3 cm
Three hours during one summer night II/ 2013/ acrylic on papyrus/ 22 x 30, 3 cm
Three hours during one summer night III/ 2013/ acrylic on papyrus/ 22 x 30, 3 cm
Three hours during one summer night I - detail
Untitled/ 2014/ acrylic and glitter on wood/ 18, 5 x 19, 5 cm
The Path/ 2013/ acrylic and glitters on wood/ 26, 5 x 30 cm
Four/ 2013/ acrylic on wood/ 24 x 30 cm
Blossom in Yellow/ 2014/ acrylic and glitter on wood/ 16 x 20 cm
Black Water/ 2013/ acrylic on wood/ 15 x 25 cm
Turning Point/ 2013/ acrylic and glitters on wood/ 40, 5 x 24, 5 cm
The collapse of the wall/  2013/ pencil on paper/ 67 x 46 cm
Growing Apart/  2013/ pencil on paper/ 67 x 46 cm
Growing Apart Detail
Glowing Liana/2014/ pencil on paper/ 67 x 46 cm
Glowing Liana Detail
Untitled/ 2014/ pencil on paper/ 67 x 46 cm
Untitled/ 2014/ pencil on paper/ 67 x 46 cm
Untitled Detail
Untitled/ 2014/ pencil on paper/ 67 x 46 cm
White Temple Detail
Painters Playing Twister and a Flying Mask/ 2014/ silkscreen print on paper/ 50 x 70 cm
Imperfect Cow/ 2014/ silkscreen print on paper/ 50 x 70 cm
Painters Playing Twister and a Flying Mask/ 2014/ silkscreen print on paper/ 50 x 70 cm - Detail
Shortcut/ 2014/ silkscreen print on paper/ 50 x 70 cm
Shortcut II/ 2014/ silkscreen print on paper/ 50 x 70 cm
Orange/ 2014/ silkscreen print on paper/ 24, 5 x 34, 5 cm
Coconut/ 2014/ silkscreen print on paper/ 24, 5 x 34, 5 cm
Banana/ 2014/ silkscreen print on paper/ 24, 5 x 34, 5 cm
Pineapple/ 2014/ silkscreen print on paper/ 24, 5 x 34, 5 cm

From Somewhere to Nowhere

These paintings, created during the 2012 and 2013, are a result of careful collaging of various childhood memories, observations and the relationship between the inner and outer world. Artworks depict the conflict between people, human greed, love, tragedy, happiness and many other things that are the quintessential parts of life. I found myself influenced by different epochs, folk art and mythology, thus these artworks possess the fairytale-like atmosphere; as if the action is taking place in many parallel, utopic time periods. Working on this series, I had an urge to transfer my current viewpoints and stances regarding both myself and my surroundings onto canvas.

Horse rider in blue jeans/ 2013/ acrylic on cardboard/ 13 x 13 cm
Four Riders/ 2013/ acrylic on cardboard/ 24 x 24 cm
Flight/ 2013/ acrylic on cardboard/ 25 x 25 cm
Fire circle with no escape/ 2013/ acrylic on canvas/ 54 x 75 cm
Lighting the fire/ 2013/ acrylic on canvas/ 54 x 75 cm
Life & Death/ 2013/ acrylic on cardboard/ 15 x 20 cm
Old House/ 2013/ acrylic on cardboard/ 17 x 23 cm
Shit Happens/ 2013/ acrylic on cardboard/ 20 x 15 cm
Milkmaid and the Dog/ 2013/ acrylic on canvas/ 137 x 55 cm
Sheep and the beauty are waiting/ 2013/ acrylic on canvas/ 137 x 55 cm
The evil wolf and the rich prince/ 2013/ acrylic on canvas/ 137 x 55 cm
Spirit of Nature/ 2012/ aquarelle on wood/ 15 x 20 cm
Love/ 2013/ acrylic on cardboard/ 20 x 25 cm
Knife/ 2013/ acrylic on cardboard/ 18, 5 x 28 cm
Adidas/ 2013/ acrylic on cardboard/ 10 x 15 cm
Self-portrait II/ 2013/ acrylic on cardboard/ 10 x 15 cm
Untitled/ 2013/ pencil, ink and acrylic on paper/ 46 x 134 cm
Capricorn and the flying head/ 2013/ acrylic on cardboard/ 13 x 18, 5 cm
Capricorn and the flying head II/ 2013/ acrylic on cardboard/ 13 x 18, 5 cm
Fire/ 2013/ acrylic on cardboard/ 17 x 27 cm
Self-portrait/ 2013/ acrylic on cardboard/ 8, 5 x 12, 5 cm
Blue Castle/ 2013/ acrylic on cardboard/ 23 x 32 cm
Horse Rider/ 2013/ acrylic on canvas/ 50 x 70 cm
Capricorn/ 2013/ acrylic on wood/ 16, 5 x 22, 5 cm
The One/ 2012/ acrylics on wood/ 22,5 x 15cm
Windows/ 2013/acrylic on cardboard/ 20 x 15 cm
Untitled/ 2013/ acrylic on canvas/ 105 x 125 cm
Untitled/ 2013/ acrylic on canvas/ 105 x 125 cm
Girl who is afraid of the dark/ 2013.acrylic on wood/ 29 x 40cm
Untitled/ 2013/ acrylic on wood/ 32 x 40 cm

Midnight Travel at Sea

During the summer of 2013 I had a chance to travel along the Adriatic coast and that was when I decided to document different ideas through the series of drawings. It’s no wonder that these artworks are largely situated at a fictional costal region during the night and that they have significant elements of travel. The series is conceived as a fictional story out of which different fragments can be seen on drawings.

Untitled/ 2013/ ink on paper/ 23, 5 x 16, 5 cm
Untitled/ 2013/ ink on paper/ 23, 5 x 16, 5 cm
Untitled/ 2013/ ink on paper/ 23, 5 x 16, 5 cm
Untitled/ 2013/ ink on paper/ 23, 5 x 16, 5 cm
Untitled/ 2013/ ink on paper/ 23, 5 x 16, 5 cm
Untitled/ 2013/ ink on paper/ 23, 5 x 16, 5 cm
Untitled/ 2013/ ink on paper/ 23, 5 x 16, 5 cm
Untitled/ 2013/ ink on paper/ 23, 5 x 16, 5 cm
Untitled/ 2013/ ink on paper/ 23, 5 x 16, 5 cm
Untitled/ 2013/ ink on paper/ 23, 5 x 16, 5 cm
Untitled/ 2013/ ink on paper/ 23, 5 x 16, 5 cm
Untitled/ 2013/ ink on paper/ 23, 5 x 16, 5 cm
Untitled/ 2013/ ink on paper/ 23, 5 x 16, 5 cm
Untitled/ 2013/ ink on paper/ 23, 5 x 16, 5 cm
Untitled/ 2013/ ink on paper/ 23, 5 x 16, 5 cm
Untitled/ 2013/ ink on paper/ 23, 5 x 16, 5 cm
Untitled/ 2013/ ink on paper/ 23, 5 x 16, 5 cm
Untitled/ 2013/ ink on paper/ 23, 5 x 16, 5 cm
Untitled/ 2013/ ink on paper/ 23, 5 x 16, 5 cm
Untitled/ 2013/ ink on paper/ 23, 5 x 16, 5 cm
Untitled/ 2013/ ink on paper/ 23, 5 x 16, 5 cm
Untitled/ 2013/ ink on paper/ 23, 5 x 16, 5 cm
Untitled/ 2013/ ink on paper/ 23, 5 x 16, 5 cm
Untitled/ 2013/ ink on paper/ 23, 5 x 16, 5 cm
Untitled/ 2013/ ink on paper/ 23, 5 x 16, 5 cm
Untitled/ 2013/ ink on paper/ 23, 5 x 16, 5 cm
Untitled/ 2013/ ink on paper/ 23, 5 x 16, 5 cm
Untitled/ 2013/ ink on paper/ 23, 5 x 16, 5 cm
Untitled/ 2013/ ink on paper/ 23, 5 x 16, 5 cm
Untitled/ 2013/ ink on paper/ 23, 5 x 16, 5 cm