Saturday 8 December 2018 at 7 pm, ISBN books + gallery, Budimpešta
OFF THE HOOK│Crude: body, colour, realism
group exhibition

OFF THE HOOK is an international exhibition project that expands the mission of the DobraVaga Gallery outside of the local framework. By combining design-curious authors from various backgrounds, it attempts to establish a platform for getting to know and present Slovenian artistic production abroad. The current participants are characterised by their reflection on the shapes they draw from the visual language of contemporary everyday life.

The adjective crude is emphasised as the basis for understanding their individual creative process and artwork. Their work can be understood within three different frameworks and substantive emphases, in which the artists develop their own visual language and the affectivity of the finished pieces. The deviation from the generally established, both manipulative and decorated visual language of everyday life is evident in the sincere and raw brushstroke of painters Evgen Čopi Gorišek and Adrijan Praznik. In their work, Eva Juričan and Helena Tahir imitate the individual’s space and environment, depicting the distancing of contemporary visual language. Meanwhile, the LEALUDVIK art duo and visual artist and drawer Nevena Aleksovski question the deviation from modern society by implementing and discussing their own materiality – the body itself.

Participating artists: Nevena Aleksovski, Evgen Čopi Gorišek, Eva Juričan, LEALUDVIK, Adrijan Praznik, Helena Tahir

Wednesday 12 December 2018 at 7 pm, DobraVaga, (Until 14/1/)
ZINE VITRINEPeter Ferlan: Path to Success
zine exhibition

“Is your life a failure? Is every day a Monday? Are the reins of your life out of your hands? Are your friends abandoning you because of bad breath? Does the memory of your first sexual intercourse cause your nose to bleed? Do you still make love in the dark? Did you fail to finish Tetris? Do you avoid going to the gym due to pathological back hair? Do you not have a licence to bear arms? Do you pay taxes? Are no craters on the moon named after you? Dandruff? Path to Success will show you the path to success.’’

Peter Ferlan (1990) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, enrolling in postgraduate studies of Illustration. His work is split between illustration and graphic design. He’s interested in zines and the linking of music with illustration, which was also the subject of his thesis. Since 2012, he has been a member and the illustration editor of the freštreš artistic collective, with which he puts on regular exhibitions across Slovenia and abroad. He’s also in charge of the visual image of the experimental rock band On. In 2016, he participated in his first group project, appointMENT, organised by Kino Šiška and no one else, no way, only Kino Šiška, we organise everything. His first solo exhibition was featured at the DobraVaga Gallery in 2017. Recently, he has been increasingly focusing on animation. His first animated short film Morning Routine received special mention from the Slovenian Animated Film Association.