Exhibition: Sunčanica Tuk, Retrospektiva

Sunčanica Tuk

Exhibition set-up: Ivica Župan
Prsten Gallery, Croatian Association of Fine Artists,
Trg žrtava fašizma 16, Zagreb
June 13 – July 2, 2017

Exhibition opening: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 7pm
Accompanied by LADO ensemble performance within Design District Zagreb Festival at 8pm

The retrospective exhibition of Sunčanica Tuk will open on Tuesday, June 13 at 7pm at Prsten Gallery (Croatian Association of Fine Artists). Sunčanica Tuk is an extraordinary personality on the Croatian painting scene, and her refined painting language of a marvellous confessionality is the most beautiful and most valuable in today’s art, as said in the preface, written by Ivica Župan. The exhibition is an overview of her artistic work in the last forty-five years, from student times at Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb to this day with an emphasis on the essential aspect of her artistic concept: processuality, based on primary, hermetic and reductive form. The articulation of the process, she set to brush stroke as essential “tool” by which she builds her serial painting of rows, layers and so called records.With the help of nerves in her hand and controlled automatism she writes a psychogram of inner spiritual states and latent resistance to reality, and with this process – absurd action of repeating the move – she awakes the absurdity of cognition and essential meaning, of course, with positive intention to withstand the destruction and entropy.

All phases of her work will be represented at the exhibition, with emphasis on works created immediately after her studies, 1971/72, which are confirmation of her early discoveries of key premises in her painting by consolidating the primary form on the basis of a serial system of repeated brush stroke.

About the Artist


The Varaždin City Museum, January 17 – February 18, 2018
Koprivnica Gallery, March 2 – May 2, 2018

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