EXHIBITION: DUJE MEDIĆ – OUR MOTHER THE MOUNTAIN

DUJE MEDIĆ
OUR MOTHER THE MOUNTAIN
Karas Gallery
October 16 – October 28, 2018

Opening of the exhibition: Tuesday, October 16 at 7pm at the Karas Gallery

Exhibition Our Mother the Mountain, by Duje Medić will be opened on Tuesday, October 16 at 7pm at the Karas Gallery (Zvonimirova 58).

“From one drawing to another, from one series to the other, Duje Medić is an increasingly intriguing and delightful artist. Many contemporary drawers succeed in fixating our gaze on their works, but few are those from whose graphite dust one can read poetry and prose, and all the drama of an era, of one human being. What are stories without sound, without color or smell? They are mute, in all shades of gray, with all aroma gone. Yet they are not…

Medić is the drawer and narrator of melancholy, nostalgia, homeland… He is a great fan of material and intangible folk treasures, a young erudite who is constantly learning and than transmitting, sharing, recounting, preserving and reinterpreting. By using his pen, he is inscribing depth into the thin layers of paper. When they become dense, darker than the night, ruled by Šorko, local devil from Brela, they are transformed into heavy, monolithic and three-dimensional sculptures that threaten in silence.

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Traces of Duje´s pencil becomes more solid with age. Spidery and soft creations are present but do not prevail. Duje is one of the few pencil masters who use this fragile tool to create three-dimensional, sculptural characters. Now, when they tell their stories so clearly and unambiguously, Medić can be classified as a new generation of storytellers. Is it true, is it historically grounded, is it accurate…? Who would care about that when stories from the mountain reach our mind and soul? Stories that occupy the whole being, allowing us to forget all worries and pain. Duje´s Brela stories are a new return to the old world we are consciously or unconsciously tied to.”

From preface, written by Anita Ruso

Preface

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Duje Medić was born in 1986 in Makarska. In 2010 he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in the class of Professor Nevenka Arbanas at the Department of Graphic Arts. He is a member of the Croatian Freelance Artists Association (HZSU).

He exhibited in 15 solo and many group exhibitions in Croatia and abroad. He is one of the authors of Ex Libris, a group collection of graphic prints published by the National and University Library in Zagreb, as well as an independent collection of graphic prints To Cain’s Tribe. In 2016 he was awarded an artist residency at Cité International des Arts in Paris.

www.dujemedic.com

 

Supported by:

The Karas Gallery program is also realized with the financial support of the Croatian Association of Fine Artists (HDLU).

Working hours:

Wednesday and Friday: 9am to 3pm | Thursday: 3pm to 7pm | Saturday and Sunday: 9am to 12am
Mondays, Tuesdays and holidays: closed.

The exhibition will remain open until October 28, 2018

Info

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Wednesday - Friday: 11am - 7pm h
Saturday and Sunday 10am - 6pm h
Mondays, Tuesdays and holidays closed

WORKING HOURS GALLERY KARAS

Wednesday and Friday: 9am - 3pm h Thursday: 3pm - 7pm h Saturday and Sunday: 9am - 12am h Mondays, Tuesdays and holidays closed

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