Marko Zorović / 6 to 2
Recent paintings (2012−2015)
UGM Studio, Trg Leona Štuklja 2
Opening: Friday, 18 December 2015, at 19:00

The initial concept of the artist's recent paintings thematises dematerialisation in the present age of information technology. An accelerated loss of distance and space respectively is observed in its 'geography', and the best view of this process reveals itself on its reverse, on the still very 'topical' part: rubbish is the ultimate part, the reality of dematerialisation. Rubbish is the subconscious of the consumerist society. It is present, so that the city can breathe. It is also a place where time stands still. Therefore, rubbish has a future. It enables time to run, or become extinct due to its historical metrics (a process marked by loss) – while real time*, the time of the momentary, evolves. In his painting work, the artist marks the loss of historical time by reactualising historical forms, while the disappearance of space in the time of dematerialisation is denoted by the materiality or the materialism inherent in painting.

*P. Virilio: Open Sky ['Escape Velocity']

Marko Zorović was born in Pula, Croatia, in 1973. After attending the Secondary School for Design and Photography, he studied at the Ljubljana Academy of Fine Arts, where in 1997 he graduated under Prof. Gustav Gnamuš, and in 2000 he received a master's degree under Prof. Bojan Gorenec. Besides painting, he is also involved in the restoration and illustration of books and popular scientific literature. He has presented his paintings and illustrations at several solo and group exhibitions. He has also earned the Student Prešeren Award.