Croatia’s top street artists brighten up Zagreb
- by croatiaweek
- in Entertainment
In cooperation with the Zagreb Tourist Board, the art project Street Triptych started and presented a unique “exhibition in change”.
ZAGREB, March 23, 2021 – Organised by the art collective Pimp My Pump and the Zagreb Tourist Board, last week the first cycle of a new project called Street Triptych was completed.
Street Triptych is a unique year-round programme of street exhibitions that will offer a cross-section of the current domestic street art scene, with small, colourful artistic masterpieces gracing the city of Zagreb.
Selected street panels were painted by three talented Croatian artists who were given the opportunity to exhibit their work through a unique form of “exhibition in change”.
The central location of the project, the Tourist Board Visitor Centre (Trg bana Jelačića 11), was painted by Boris Bare, who said about the work named Herman Gollubé: “I gladly accepted the invitation of the Zagreb Tourist Board to paint the wall of the Visitor Centre on the main Zagreb square. In his hits, Ivo Robić dedicated special verses to Zagreb pigeons, or ‘feathered pilots’, as he called them. This time I gave one of them the role of the famous architect of Zagreb, Herman Bollé.”
Academic painter Mislav Lešić created a real street rhapsody at the main steps of the Dolac markets. “I tried to draw a parallel between the place where I grew up in Slavonia and the place where I grew up in Zagreb.”
The forgotten panel in Radićeva Street (at number 42) was revived with colours by Zvonimir Haramija Hans from Koprivnica, and his work Holy Bird arouses optimism: “The picture is cheerful, almost childishly naive, and the work does not ask difficult questions. I think that’s exactly what we need in a gloomy everyday life. Although the bird is not the main element of the image, it symbolises hope for a better future.”
The exhibition of the Street Triptych will change in cycles – every three months, three new works of art will appear on the panels with the signatures of various authors from all over Croatia.
Also, as an added element of surprise, one of the three locations will be different each time. The next painting has been announced for June 2021, and until then you have the opportunity to see this free exhibition in the centre of Zagreb every day.
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