The Galerie Da-End is pleased to present Tentation d’Éveil (Wakening Temptation), a new solo exhibition by Croatian artist Davor Vrankić.
Born in 1965 in Osijek, Davor Vrankić studied classical engraving at the School of Fine Arts of Sarajevo, before discovering a more conceptual and minimalist approach in Zagreb. Working between Paris, New York and Zagreb for the past 20 years, he has explored continuously the various possibilities offered by lead mine. Often of a large format, the artist’s artworks show an impressive graphic complexity. Composed of a logorrheic flood of thin lines that darken the paper with a remarkable variety of textures, his virtuoso drawings picture figurative and oneiric scenes, taken straight from his endless imagination.
Starting each work without reference pictures nor preliminary sketches, Davor Vrankić launches an assault on the blank page before letting the drawing imposing itself to him. If until now his obsessions had him saturating the space with characters, striving to technical prowesses in the rendering of details and materials, trying to turn our perceptions upside down, the body of work presented at Galerie Da-End unveils a new aspect of his art.
OPENING RECEPTION on January 16, from 6 to 9 pm
Artworks catalog (.pdf)
Press release (.pdf)