Bogdan Borčić

16. 6.-30. 9. 1995

International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC)

Bogdan Borčić, Cross, 1993, colour aquatint and drypoint; recipient of the Slovenian Artist Prize, 20th International Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, 1993.

The exhibition included fifteen prints made between 1984 and 1994. Bogdan Borčić is an important representative of Slovenian high modernism and minimalism and one of the representatives of the Ljubljana school of graphic arts. His rich printmaking oeuvre clearly shows the artist’s graphic development from his uniquely treated seaside motifs, which, in the next stage, are cleansed of their telling objectness, leaving a single object – a shell, which gradually dissipates and changes into a crack, to the complete absence of objects and any depiction of the real world. The works presented at the exhibition belonged to the artist’s last stage. In them, the graphic elements (line, surface, colour) speak for themselves in a precisely conceived plan. The content of the work becomes the energy in the visual structure and the tension between individual graphic elements.