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.
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.
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.
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.