Tuesday, 12 November 2019

European Central Bank Art Collection


 Drawings from “Gerascophobia” series exhibited at European Central Bank will soon be a part of their art collection. It was a huge honor for me to be a part of a group exhibition of Croatian contemporary art in ECB, and this is something that I didn’t expect. 








Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Neki Novi Zidovi



Remetinečki rotor imao je jednu od najvažnijih uloga u razvoju graffiti i street art kulture.
Prolaznici u tramvaju bi svako malo mogli vidjeti neko novo djelo u jednom od osam pothodnika koji su u cijelosti funkcionirali kao galerija na otvorenome. Ta galerija inspirirala me je da se i sam okušam u crtanju po zidovima. Živost grada i mladih bila je jasno vidljiva na tim zidovima koji bi svakih par mjeseci bili u potpunosti drugačiji.
Tog rotora i te galerije više nema.


Studenstki Centar imao je sličnu ulogu dugi niz godina gdje bi se kao i na Rotoru održavale brojne manifestacije i festivali ulične umjetnosti. Velik broj ljubitelja ove vrste kreativnog trošenja energije, kada bi stigli u Zagreb, raspitivali bi se za glavne lokacije urbane umjetnosti te bi uz par lokacija kao što su Branimirova i Medika uvijek bili upučeni prema Rotoru i SC-u.
Od ove godine SC također više nije "Meka" za crtanje po zidovima.


Kako bi se nastavilo slobodno izražavanje i razvijanje ove kulture, neovisno o sponzorima, udrugama, zajednicama, natječajima i festivalima, par entuzijasta je odlučilo potražiti zidove i buduće "platforme" na kojima bi se moglo neuvjetovano stvarati.

Tko god živi u Zagrebu (i okolici) i vjeruje da zna za dobru lokaciju, zgradu, zid, garaže za koje je moguće dobiti dopuštenje, neka se javi na mail elkocen@gmail.com.




Thursday, 19 September 2019

“Com-Templ.-Arte” festival, Tomar, Portugal.





Last week I visited the city of Tomar in Portugal and painted a mural for “Com-Templ.-Arte” festival.
I'm not that happy with the work because I had the sun on the wall the whole day, and also not enough days to define some details ( hands, faces, cones). 
I do like the composition, repetition of the number 3 and the light, but maybe if the execution was a bit different it would work better. 
The whole work was kind of improvisation in a way..
I wanted to try out a few things and I certainly plan to revisit the idea , maybe try out only with brushes.

Last few months I closed myself in a studio in order to work more with oils and drawings. For some time now there is an idea to write a bit on all that I've done to this point, what I'm happy with and what I plan to change. Until I post a few words about all of that, I would just like to thank everyone who gave me the chance to travel, show my work, paint and grow.

Saturday, 29 June 2019

ECB- CONTEMPORARY ART FROM CROATIA






I am honored to be a part of the group exhibition of Croatian contemporary art staged at European Central Bank in Frankfurt.

text from the ECB web page: 
Our art collection comprises around 480 paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures and art objects. It continues to grow, mainly through the acquisition of artworks from the “Contemporary art from the Member States of the European Union” annual exhibition series, which features a different country every year. The series aims to showcase the diverse range of each country’s artistic output and highlight some of the key ideas currently being discussed in the art world. From 27 June to 18 October 2019, the 22nd exhibition of the series puts the contemporary art scene of Croatia into the spotlight. The exhibition features both emerging and established artists, with their works drawing on the complex relations between society, politics and culture.

Presented artists: Igor Grubić, Tina Gverović, Kristian Kožul, Lonac, David Maljković, Ana Mušćet, Damir Očko, OKO, Lala Raščić, Goran Trbuljak, NoraTurato i Zlatan Vehabović.

press: min-kulture




Thursday, 13 June 2019

"Skitnica" / "Vagabond"


"Skitnica"
"Vagabond"
Mural at VukovArt festival


Wednesday, 8 May 2019

"Tamburica"



"Tamburica"
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
Thnx to MKC Skopje for the invitation.
this one took a bit longer than expected

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

"Lost Ticket"

Photo by Henrik Haven

Photo by Henrik Haven

Photo by Henrik Haven

Photo by Vincent Cornelli

Mural in Ostend, Belgium. Thank you The Crystal Ship for a great wall and great organisation. 



Tuesday, 2 April 2019

"Sunday Havoc"


"Sunday Havoc"
Collaboration with CHEZ 186 and Sarme, Zagreb




Monday, 1 April 2019

"Gerascophobia" 6/6

"Boredom"
black ink and white pencil on toned paper ( drawings for gif animation)


"90/180"
Ink on paper
50x23 cm

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

"Gerascophobia" 5/6

“Redovi”
“Rows”
50x70 cm, black and white ink on toned paper 

Sunday, 17 March 2019

"Gerascophobia" 4/6

12x17 cm, ink, pencil and gouache on toned paper


17x12 cm, ink, pencil and gouache on toned paper


"Gerascophobia" 3/6


portrait studies
black and white ink on toned paper

Saturday, 16 March 2019

"Gerascophobia" 2/6

"What's to come"
Black and white ink on toned paper

Friday, 15 March 2019

"Gerascophobia" 1/6








I had a great time working on this new series of drawings. I wanted to play with contrast and shapes with a bit diferent approach. All the drawings are done in gouache, white ink or pencil and pigma micron marker on toned paper. The size of this 8 drawings is 12 x 17 cm.
After I post all the works from the exhibition, I will write a bit more about the works.



Sunday, 10 March 2019

Sunday, 3 March 2019

"Tram Ticket"

"Tram Ticket"

gouache,pencil and ink on toned paper, A4 format.

This is one of the drawings for my upcoming exhibition at Galerija Siva titled “Gerascophobia” opening on 14th of March. I’ve made a lot of crosshatching drawings/studies and started to experiment with different mediums and lines. This one is mostly done in quache with a tiny brush. 

I'm trying to change some of the elements in my drawings, not to go too much in hatching but concentrate on the direction and thickness of lines.


Friday, 18 January 2019

studio work


Working on some new drawings

Saturday, 15 December 2018

"Hat Wearers"









Mural "Hat Wearers", and the whole process of making it, are part of the overall project in MSU's Quest for Reality: Jadranka Fatur and hyperreality .

I wanted to create a collage of scenes by usig photos made by me and my brother during our travels in the last year (or so). First I started with the main wall and when it was almost finished I decided to expand the scene on the rest of the walls.
One of the main things connecting all of the characters is the direction of the light, and of course, the hats.
Three main characters are painted mostly with spray paint, while the rest of the mural is painted with brushes and acrylic. This was a great opportunity for me to try something different. I've never done so many characters in one piece and also haven't tried this color pallete before.

For the first time, I filmed the whole process and the footage was displayed on the media facade of the museum. Video will be uploaded shortly



While painting this mural, I was parallely painting something new with my friends Chez 186 and Sarme. More about that, as soon as I finish my part of the wall...