An exhibition of photographic portraits by Miho Skvrce that comprises fifteen portraits of Croatian artists opened at the gallery of the Dubrovnik branch office of the Croatian Heritage Foundation.
An exhibition of photographic portraits by Miho Skvrce that comprises fifteen portraits of Croatian artists in Skvrce’s idiosyncratic and readily identifiable style opened December 9th at the gallery of the Dubrovnik branch office of the Croatian Heritage Foundation.
Speaking at the opening of the exhibition art historian Marin Ivanović noted that Skvrce was a “studious artist who approaches his work in a methodically thorough, at times overly critical, manner. His constant search for real motifs, inspired by the quotidian, his study of artistic paragons and the works of iconic artists, his lengthy study of technique and many hours spent in this theoretical and practical training, have borne fruit in several serious series, of which this is the first to be presented to the public as a completed whole.”
Leaning on the one hand on the discoveries and achievements of the photographic oeuvre of the twentieth century and, on the other hand, on a significant dose of his own sense of being, both in terms of motifs and settings and in technique, the author successfully leaves an authentic mark in contemporary Dubrovnik art. There is a sincerity and emotional aspect to this approach that can be read from these works.
In his introduction to the exhibition catalogue Marin Ivanović notes that, “Skvrce seeks the hidden, he is a champion of beauty and a brilliant artist whose works will speak volumes even when none of us are around anymore.”
Speaking of his own work Miho Skvrce observes that, “Portraits are what I most enjoy doing and I just love doing them. I enjoy setting up and making a portrait, to play with light and thereby delve deeper into the personality of the subject of the portrait. In this manner I send a message of sorts about them, and I plan to do a larger exhibition with numerous portraits.”