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Temperamental art experiences

Written by Tomislav Marijan Bilosnic

 

 

Zoran Zekanović in his fine balanced, compositionally designed and coloring expressed paintings in acrylic technique, represents himself as a skillful combiner between informel and abstract expressionism, all with the purpose of finding unlimited possibilities of motifs and  spinning wheel of colors in broader swings, strokes and intersected staves for devising their own Interior landscapes, passionate and temperamental spiritual experiences.

 Simply, this painting art exites us with it's lyricism, an intense chromatic contrasts and noble lines. Mental dimension of this images, in a wide range of experiences, with it's joyful play and bright lyricism, forms one separate unison world in which the face of reality is permanently changing. Zoran's lack of figurativeness ranges from Pollock's to Murtić's coloristic dynamism and immediacy, but in some works the traces of Willem de Kooning are read, even here without entering the caracthers and clearly painted objects, while on some light – dark chromatic works the micro traces which could direct us on first Croatian modernist Emanuel Vidovic will be percieved. 

All this shows how Zoran Zekanović with personal need to feel the modernity, is also familiar with contemporary art movements as well as the attributes of modernity and, which ultimately results with the fact that from each of his painting an artistic credibility appears. Although personally I think that today in the art it is almost imporible to be original, but can be recognizable, as in the case of Zekanović.  

He succeeds to impose us his own temperamental artistic nerve. Even if the painter, in some cases, gave art to persuade, he was not enticed, realizing his full-blooded art dictionary, so well known art elements here are becoming elements of surprises referring to clear originality of this painting kind. This is the work of a freelance artist, the work of his personal and good paved artistic way at which the topics, the reality and objectivity, the values and truths are becoming endless reaching to indecipherable origins, whose transposition are moving towards proving illusion as the only reality.

 

 

 

 

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(CROATIAN)

TEMPERAMENTNI LIKOVNI DOŽIVLJAJI

Tomislav Marijan Bilosnic

 

Zoran Zekanović u svojim se likovno uravnoteženim, kompozicijski osmišljenim i koloritno izrazitim slikama u tehnici akrilika, predstavlja kao vješt kombinator između informela i apstraktnog ekspresionizma, a sve u svrhu iznalaženja neograničenih mogućnosti motiva i kolopeta boja u širim zamasima, poteza i premreženoga crtovlja za osmišljavanje svojih unutarnjih pejzaža, strastvenih i temperamentnih duhovnih doživljaja. Jednostavno, ovo nas slikarstvo uzbuđuje svojim lirizmom, intenzivnim kromatskim suprotnostima i plemenitim linijama. Psihička dimenzija ovih slika, u širokom rasponu doživljaja, svojom radosnom igrom i svijetlim lirizmom tvori jedan zaseban unisoni svijet u kojemu se lice stvarnosti permanentno mijenja. Zoranova nefigurativnost kreće se od pollockovske do murtićevske kolorističke dinamičnosti i neposrednosti, no u nekim se radovima očitavaju i tragovi Willema de Kooninga, iako ovdje bez unošenja likova ili jasnije oslikanih predmeta, dok ćemo na nekim kromatsko svijetlo-tamnim radovima uočiti i mikro detalje koji bi nas mogli uputiti na prvog hrvatskog modernistu Emanuela Vidovića. Sve to govori kako Zoran Zekanović uz osobnu potrebu da oćuti modernost, pozna i suvremena likovna kretanja kao i atribute te modernosti, što konačno rezultira činjenicom da iz svake njegove slike izbija likovna uvjerljivost. Iako osobno mislim kako je danas u umjetnosti nemoguće više biti originalan, ali se zato može biti prepoznatljiv, kao u slučaju Zekanovića. Njemu polazi za rukom nametnuti nam svoj temperamentni umjetnički nerv. Ako se slikar u nekim slučajevima i dao likovno nagovoriti, nije se dao zavesti, ostvarujući svoj punokrvni likovni rječnik, tako što poznati likovni elementi ovdje postaju elementi iznenađenja upućujući na jasnu izvornost ovog i ovakvoga slikarstva. Ovo je djelo slobodnog umjetnika, djelo njegovog osobnog i dobro utrtog likovnog puta na kojemu teme, stvarnost i objektivnost, vrijednosti i istine postaju beskonačne sežući do nerazaznatljivih ishodišta, čije transpozicije kreću prema dokazivanju privida kao jedine stvarnosti.

 

 

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- L’OEil de la Photographie - LE MAGAZINE QUOTIDIEN DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE - Speeder Odyssey

 - Despite The Illusion - March 18, 2015

 This is Zoran Zekanovic’s series Speeder Odyssey, he focuses on the mangled and crushed car parts from speeding accidents. Zoran photographs them poetically, displaying the beautiful patterns such destruction can produce. Depicting such ferocious results in such a manner creates a series of great intrigue.Hit the jump to see the rest of the series.Not only does Zoran’s work have an aesthetic and poetic beauty but his ability to articulate his work is equally as beautiful; "The collision has just impacted and the journey has come to a jarring halt. The intoxication with speed, the limitless obsession with haste, have culminated in the most brutal of endings. The mangled objects that I am showing here bear silent witness to this massive force and its fallout. But even in their distorted rigidity these objects are still ciphers of a world that has taken speed to the realms of the unbearable, enticing us on to our own ultimate destruction."