27.02.2004. - 19.03.2004.

Davor Krelja, "Fine Manners"

Davor Krelja (1960) formed his style under the influence of neo-expressionism, as a part of the New Image
trend, which during the 80s represented Croatian artists' response to European transavangarde and America's postmodern art. After working briefly with ambient installations at Galženica, he returns to painting with some twenty panoramically composed paintings. Two phenomena have imposed themselves as the most interesting.

On one hand, the inclusion of literary discourse into the exhibition by using the extended titles for images which now, rather than information about the painting, serve as short, genre-specific literary forms. On the other hand, it is the surrealist, fantastic charge which gives the paintings their somewhat mysterious meaning.

Davor Krelja studied painting at the Zagreb Academy of Fine Arts in 1985. He has been exhibiting his art in
Croatia and abroad since 1984.