Location: Gallery Kula (Kralja Tomislava 10, 21000 Split)
Duration: Friday, March 19, 2021 - Saturday, April 24, 2021
The exhibition by Damir Očko is named Studio Practice. The exhibited works were created at a time that was extremely marginal to the artist's experience. The artist is confronted with the physically ruined space of his studio after the devastating earthquake in Zagreb on March 22, 2020. The artist finds damaged works and other materials that he has accumulated over time with the intention that one day he could use their expressive potential. Coping with the physical consequences is accompanied by internal unrest and anxiety intensified by frequent earthquakes and a global sense of uncertainty and isolation. Očko approaches the damaged works and materials by looking at them and treating them in a completely new way. He reaches for the collage technique and cuts their parts, and constructs visually and semantically interesting compositions.