terça-feira, 7 de março de 2017
Fluir do Tempo em obras de Gorki Žuvela na Cité du Temps, em Genebra
A areia é um símbolo familiar da passagem do tempo. Ao usar areia na sua pintura em acrílico, Gorki Žuvela cria obras que apela, à contemplação. “Speculative” é o título da exposição com 27 trabalhos deste artista croata que a partir de amanhã, 8 de Maço, e até 8 de Abril, está patente na Cité du Temps, em Genebra. Entrada livre.
"His inventive spirit will catch and hold your attention as you explore the shapes, forms and textures that make up the world of this beautiful exhibition. The self-applied label of “orthodox painter” will strike you as something of a tease as you witness his perception of his acrylic colours as an invitation for experimentation with other materials and never as something fixed in its original form.
“Speculative” unravels an appealing visual dialogue about the flow of time. It succeeds in conveying the clear message that there are no safe or predictable solutions to fall back on in life. By combining the vivid colours with controlled geometric forms, Gorki Žuvela produces though-provoking compositions that challenge both the conventional notion of easel painting and commonly accepted definitions of abstract versus figurative art. Giving the work on display a strong thread of continuity is the origin of all the sand used. This has been sourced from Biševo, one of the Adriatic’s most beautiful islands. Other welcome triggers for the mind and imagination to take flight are small flocks of birds and the names of a rich variety of famous individuals, from Miles Davis to Sigmund Freud. As you’ll soon see, paint is never “just” paint.
Gorki Žuvela was born in 1946 in Našice, Croatia. In 1970 he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, having studied painting under Professor Miljenko Stančić. In 1976 he began to teach at Split’s School of Fine Arts where he remained until 1995. He then joined the University of Split as an associate professor on its Fine Arts Programme. Since 1997 he has been lecturing in painting at the Art Academy in Split. His track record of group and solo exhibitions in Croatia and many other countries is impressive and dates back to 1971.
As if by magic, the Cité du Temps is bringing the shores of the Adriatic to the River Rhône.
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