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Tihomir Cirkvencic

The Croatian artist Tihomir Cirkvencic led a dual professional life for over 15 years, combining his career as an engineer with his painting practice and techniques: oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolours. Drawing his inspiration from the urban landscape, the humans that populate it and the constructions that outline it, the artist would however like to record his painting in the Impressionist tradition, always expressing his sensations with touches of colour, impressions of shadows and lights.

His technical mastery, his sensitivity and his memory allow him to develop a process that stretches out over time. As such, the act of painting symbolically begins for the artist from the moment he crosses his subject. Immersing himself with shades, lines and perspectives, he absorbs an atmosphere as a whole, the aura of a scene, the spirit and emotions that he projects at that moment. Mentally re-drawing what his eyes have seen, he subsequently visualises the process as a whole, the physical and aesthetic approach to which he gives himself over to produce the upcoming creation. Once completed, the painting establishes this time to the work, contains his own history and provokes a strong emotional impact on the viewer.

Open to collaboration and humanitarian, integrating and participative initiatives, the artist envisages his painting as a gift generously given to the other: “My paintings are my love and simply my humble attempt to make this world more beautiful.”