Jožica Medle: The Air You Breathe

17. 06. 2017 – 28. 08. 2017

Drawing on years of studying and systematically researching history and manifestations of counterpoints in art, analysing the analogue development in music, dance and fine art, Jožica Medle, painter, graphic print maker, designer and PhD holder from the Department of Graphic Prints at the Zagreb Academy of Fine Arts, prepared an exceptional artistic counterpoint on the theme of ecology. She created a series of graphic prints, in which the counterpoint was introduced on three levels – with pervasive mediation of contrapuntal content, with well chosen and harmonious visual language on individual graphic prints, and with the scheme and layout of the exhibition, in which the harmony of individual works forms a story on the highest possible level.

On the primary level the basic elements of Jožica Medle’s graphic prints draw and define the non-mimetic and abstract visual formulations, which have their own opposing voice, their own counterpoint on higher levels. The basic antigens to the earthly abstract organic nature are attached to the expressively existential photo-figuralics and lettrism. The accumulation of fine art elements, points and lines, which are in nature organically necessary and omnipresent, oppose the monochromatic anthropomorphic and zoomorphic shapes of white shadows, black bodies and bodily voids or absences. By contrapuntal layering, stringing and merging the artist created a visual cantus firmus.

Text: dr. Ines Vodopivec

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