The group exhibition brings together artists whose motifs draw from the urban environment, from infrastructural elements and architecture to everyday urban events, people and animals.
They approach the topic in question humorously or even surreally and grotesquely, intertwining figuration and abstraction, image and text. They draw inspiration from comic books and cartoons, often also creating their own imaginary characters, who can be childishly sweet or monstrously disfigured. The impulsiveness of the artistic expression is evident in the spontaneity of the strokes and the intuitive combining, experimenting and layering of various techniques, such as acrylic paints, spray paints, markers, charcoal, collage, screen printing, photocopying and digital manipulation. The colours bear the role of a powerful medium of expression, which is why the palette is often intense, at times even loud and contrasting. The use of discarded material and objects found on the street, whether old frames and decorative art, furniture parts or various objects, all innovatively incorporated into the art piece, is also noticeable. Despite certain common features and starting points, however, each artist recreates the atmosphere of the city bustle and his or her own experience of the surroundings through an individual artistic expression and in his or her own way.
Participating artists: Alin Kostiov, Evgen Čopi Gorišek, Manuel Fabris, Marko K. Gavez, Miha Perne, Nejc Franetič – Deso, Nez Pez, Nika Rupnik, RONE84.
Curated by: Dora Trček and Lara Mejač.
Organisation: Kino Šiška.