DAVOR PAVELIĆ: FREE FALL
– Solo exhibition
Trg kralja Tomislava 20, 10000 Zagreb
Institute for Contemporary Art
Opening of the exhibition:
Thursday, October 10, 2019, @ 8:00 p.m.
The exhibition remains open until
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Tuesday – Saturday 12:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Davor Pavelić, a visual artist who has moved away from exhibiting in galleries over the years and dedicated himself to illustrator work, is exhibiting his illustrations for the first time at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Zagreb. The exhibition consists of two sections, one representing illustrations from daily or political magazines and the other a group of illustrations for children’s books.
As Croatian newspapers were always less and less interested in illustrations, Pavelić found space for his illustrations on the pages of international newspapers and periodicals, among the most notable publications, starting with The New York Timesand the Boston Globe.
As he is mostly engaged abroad, the audience in Croatia, except in the occasional art exhibitions, has no opportunity to be acquainted with his work, so this exhibition is an opportunity to now get acquainted with interesting works created by various visual techniques, which carry a dose of humor, as illustration usually requires. In addition, the exhibition is an opportunity to incorporate an interesting and very successful corpus of works by Davor Pavelić among the successes of Croatian artists, that society and audiences are too often unaware of.
With the title of the exhibition Free Fall, related to the context of the fate of the protagonists of the creative process, Pavelić speaks of “throwing yourself into the unknown and taking risks. What will be, will be.”
| Davor Pavelić was born in Samobor. Graduated from the School of Applied Arts and Design, Zagreb, Department of Graphic Arts. Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb, in the class of prof. Ante Kuduz. He is a member of the Croatian Association of Independent Artists, Zagreb.
Pavelić works as afree-lance illustrator for; The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Corriere dalla Sera, Adweek, Wired UK, Harvard Business Review, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, FM World, Kiplinger’s Finance magazine, Jutarnji list, Večernji List, Bank, Blue Book, School Book, Mosaic Book, Knowledge, BBDO, Digitel, McCann Ericson, TBWA, Young & Rubicam, MZB, Krapina Tourist Board, Typhlological Museum, HT-mobile, Henkel, Ledo, Zagreb Bank, Raiffeisen Bank, Kaptol Bank , GlaxoSmithKline, UNICEF …