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March 11, 2020

Exhibition: Marijan Jevšovar – Drawings

The drawings of Marijan Jevšovar, exhibited in Marko Art Gallery, belong to the various poetics in which he tried his hand - from the socialist realism croquis of workers’ actions in 1947, through enformelistic minimalist traces on paper, to a simplified, geometric figure of accented shapes with a motif of a man and a woman or a painter in the studio.

The reductionism that is visible in his oil paintings, where he has stripped layers of paint wanting to emphasize the absolute substrate and surface in his understanding of art, is also present in drawings with almost shy marks of the pencil (or felt-tip pen). In its essence, it is a language of elements or elementary particles of painting.