Thursday 10 October 2019 at 8:30 pm, DobraVaga (Until 22/11/)
group commercial exhibition

The Tinta comics festival is hosting a group exhibition titled Sequences, dedicated to the exploration of visual narration. Through the collaboration of the DobraVaga Gallery, the Independent Biennial and the Stripburger magazine, seven selected artists who work at the intersection of comics, illustration and prints will present their current artistic production. Specially for this exhibition, they created triptychs or a series of three narratively linked artistic prints. Their artistic tales in screen printing and risography, which enable various printing experiments, will be available in a limited edition.

The artists: Mina Fina, Igor Hofbauer (HR), Dunja Janković (HR), David Krančan, Nez Pez, Zoran Pungerčar, Leon Zuodar 


Thursday 10 October 2019 at 8:30 pm, DobraVaga (Until 12/11/)
TINTA X ARTIST PER MONTH │ Chen Zhang: Peephole

In her work, Zhang Chen explores the narrative potential of silent comics, where the reader/viewer receives all the necessary information from the drawing itself. She places minor occurrences and everyday impressions at the forefront of simple, sketched stories, embellished through humour and playful imagination. When we’re peeking through a peephole, we’re interested in what’s on the other side, perhaps we’re a little nervous and curious – as though we were reading the comic through a peephole. That’s why the artist will present her work with the help of a “retro” stereoscope that conjures up the illusion of movement from a sequence of static images in front of the viewer’s eyes.

Chen Zhang (1990) graduated in illustration and animation at the Minerva Art Academy in Groningen in the Netherlands, and has focused primarily on exploring the comics medium over the past two years. She works in various formats, always seeking new ways of expression and testing different as well as unconventional print surfaces. With her exhibition as part of the Tinta comics festival, she is concluding her work at the DobraVaga Gallery Open Studio, where she resided from August to October 2019.

Thursday 10 October 2019 at 8:30 pm, DobraVaga (Until 4/11/)
TINTA X ZINE VITRINE │ Daria Tommasi: Seasons

In her newly published zine Seasons, Italian visual artist Daria Tommasi addresses the issue of the constant changing of the world that plants, animals and all living beings are subjected to. Each transformation is a catalyst that triggers a chain reaction that involves new players each time. Just like one season of the year follows another, each short episode of the author’s visual story refers to the next one, with the process sometimes returning to the starting point.

Daria Tommasi is an illustrator and visual artist from Trieste. She graduated in graphic design in Venice and familiarised herself with self-publishing, which became her favourite medium for her work. In 2018, she participated in the ZINE VITRINE open call and was invited to hold a solo exhibition within the ZINE VITRINE section at the DobraVaga Gallery. In 2019, she illustrated the biography of writer Mary Shelley for Italian publisher Franco Cosimo Panini. In addition to graphic design, she also works with ceramics, screen printing and stop-motion animation. She has had solo and group exhibitions in Italy and abroad.