Exhibition at St Jerome gallery

On July 17th 2014 many devotees of the art attended the opening ceremony of the exhibition of paintings by prominent academic painter Jagor Bučan, professor of the Academy of arts in Zagreb in the gallery of St. Jerome in Stari Grad at Island of Hvar.

The exhibition was opened by the Mayor, Mr. Vinko Maroević.

The author has presented eight paintings with names of Sufi concepts. The cycle of paintings named “East” connects the material and non-material in the illustration. That conceptual pair has its counterpart in the dual nature of the painting; painting shown as symbols and painting as symbolic representation. The first level is represented by the present figure / symbol of bird and non-material character / symbol of light. These two symbols are here exhibited in the spirit of esoteric traditions of Islam. Within this symbolic sight, the bird is identified with the soul, and the light keeps the initial manifestation of the origin of the soul, its “East”.

Paintings are made in mixed technique (digital prints on canvas, partly painted with acrylic paint) in format 100 x 135 cm.

The exhibition is open until August 10th 2014 and it is opened every day from 8:00pm to 11:00pm.