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Boris Bucan - Painting

Boris Bucan - Painting

till June 4th, 2008

The hunter for human heads or the found face

Boris Bucan (*1947), member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, is regarded as one of the most important artists of the contemporary Croatian art scene. During 40 years of creative activity his works have been exhibited worldwide and have won numerous international and national prizes and awards. At an early stage in his career he already received international acclaim due to his distinctive and unconventional posters. His method is to scrutinize and question all iconographic paradigms including his own. In the 80s he turned his focus to painting and drawing.

His new series will be exhibited at the Art Center Berlin from May 7th to June 4th. The curator of the exhibition "Boris Bucan - The hunter for human heads or the found face" is Margarita Svestarov Simat. She gained reputation in the modern art scene as curator, author, and art critic as well as writer of scientific texts about old masters and printing techniques. Here some words from her about the exhibition:
"Boris Bucan is an artist, who is moving in the field of imagination of artistic scenes like a hunter in the artistic sediments of the brain. Bucan knows how to extract hidden, unnoticed figures out of scenes, where we do not expect them. In his graphical work his flow has defined contours; in his paintings he is maximizing the expression of form through a reduction of the painting. For the musician portraits in his sheets of the Philodendron, specie monstera deliciosa, he used this style with the related syntax. The portraits from Bucan are not meant as burlesque, there is no masquerade or ironical comment, as so often in the works of the artist. They are meant as a tribute to the true masters of art and music".

The exhibition is under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, the Cultural Office of Zagreb and the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia.