25.09.2002. - 12.10.2002.

Saša Martinović Kunović


By composing her paintings as diptychs and triptychs, Saša literally accomplished the traditional method of painting by motive as the traditional painterly metaphor. Namely, by using different techniques (graphite and ballpoint pens, acrylic) she painted following the already determined decorative structure of ornaments and relief texture of the canvass. The most notable characteristic of her works is painting on a strictly determined template, whose origin is always historical and from the realm of high art, and whose function is contemporary, practical and widely popular. Whether she paints Hals’ “The Women Regents of the Haarlem Almshouse” in Matisse-like style, copies still life from photographically illustrated cookbooks, or freely replicates contours of female nudes from the history of painting, Saša Martinović Kunović finds the field – in which the differences between valuable and banal, unique and mass-produced, aesthetic and kitsch, artistic and decorative, are blurred – especially interesting.

Saša Martinović Kunović graduated at the School for textile and footwear and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb.