This post is dedicated to a quite recent exhibition presented in Zagreb at the Contemporary Art Museum. The exhibition “I Promise You a Miracle” features a selection of works from seven series by Croatian painter – Davor Vrankic, from those dating back to his student days in the early 1990s to the present days.
Over the last thirty years, Davor has consistently been developing a distinctive artistic handwriting, producing drawings of impressive size exclusively with a 2B,0,9 mm graphite pencil. Without a sketch or a template, the artist explores the technical and expressive potentials of the drawing medium.
He summarizes visual experiences, from comic strips, pop and underground cultures, traditional and contemporary media, through painting and film to photography and the 3D computer-generated image, to create distinctive worlds.
The artist calls this stylistically matchless transformation on his pictures as a “personal realism”.
Actually, viewing his drawings opened for me up different possibilities of perception and interpretation, and understanding of constantly transformed items, more depending on personal experience. The artist also started a new drawing in the exhibition space in front of all visitors. It was a marvelous show in action that inspired me to write about.
The project “YOU are the EU” is funded by the Agency for Mobility and EU programmes withing the program European Solidarity Corps.