Eugen Varzić

Another World
acrylic on canvas, 150 × 100 cm

acrylic on canvas, 70 × 50 cm
The painting of Eugen Varzić is inspired by everyday life, stories, emotions and experiences of the people that surround him. It exists as an irreplaceable ritual, a practice based on traditional techniques and painterly realism, which for Varzić is crucial for the interpretation and understanding of the world. Nevertheless, the fact that, as a contemporary painter, he is fully versed in the dynamics of the present is proven by the author’s dialogue with the digital age, which at first glance interferes with traditionally realized motifs in the paintings Another World and Noir. The QR code that leads to the author’s website covers a female nude, suggesting the triumph of virtual reality over “our”, physical reality, but actually belongs to the domain of traditional and ancient painting techniques that involve painstaking, slow and meticulous processes, as seen here in the painting of the code. Accordingly, the pixelation that was applied to the icon of the “censored” Christ was made with a computer program, but was then translated into the medium of painting to which it is subordinated. Therefore, in the pictures, we simultaneously notice the conflict and symbiosis of the old and the new, that is, painting and digital reality. They do not refer to physical reality directly, but to painting traditions that interpr

Eugen Varzić graduated painting at the Academy of Applied Arts, University of Rijeka, and upgraded his painting education in the workshops of Eloy Morales and Antonio López Garcia. He participated in about forty solo and more than a hundred group exhibitions, and his works have won numerous awards and international recognitions and are part of many private and public collections.