Igor Gržetić

Mediology 5

2013 – 2014

computer graphics laminated on 0,50 cm polyplak, each 150 × 150 cm

With the polyptych Mediology 5, Igor Gržetić focuses on the hyper-manipulative character of the media and other communication channels, through which the truth is continuously (de)constructed. Gržetić uses photo manipulation techniques for the purposes of remodeling a certain reality and visualizing everyday unethical practices of deceiving the public. By photo-recycling internet content, he achieves confusion, the intricacy of the resolution, and the almost impossible identification of original motifs. On the contrary, which is supported by the coloristic design of the work and the use of the same module, this composition also seems harmonious. The reading of visual codes remains at the subjective level or even the level of the observer’s subconscious. The issues presented in the work are rounded off with one more manipulation – in addition to the original work, another identical computer graphic is presented, but with differently arranged fields.

Marina Šafarić

Igor Gržetić graduated from the Academy of Applied Arts in Rijeka in 2008 with a degree in Genesis of Iconology and Introduction to Fetish[ism]. In art practice, he most often remains in the domain of computer graphics, graphic design, and experimental video – within all three discourses exploring Creative Commons principles. He published analytical texts in the Rijeka magazine for art and culture Re, where he held the position of editor of Likovnosti until 2009. From 2010 to 2013, as one of the founders of [KUL], he was involved in the organization of several exhibition and festival events. He exhibited at many individual and group exhibitions in the country and abroad. He is a member of HDLU Rijeka. He lives and works in the city of Krk.