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BREATHING SPACE

Marko Velk

29 / 4 / - 6 / 6 / 2021

Marko Velko, a Yugoslav artist, born in Split in 1969 and educated in France where he lives today, will be presenting his drawings created between 2015 and 2020/1. His drawings deal with various themes spanning from historical and mythological references, over real and fictional characters, to symbolic and abstract representations and landscapes. Despite this heterogeneity, the themes are nevertheless uniform in style – his coal drawings make what we see concurrently clear and blurred. Combined with content that has no explicit narrative, this style creates a sense of ambiguity. Such mysticism and an almost sacred silence that emanates from his works, contributes to a realism of form, shattered into small traces of both coal and meaning. Marko Velk leaves viewers perplexed, at the same time encouraging tranquillity and unease, additionally morphing the gallery from a space of viewing into a space for breathing.