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Eugen Varzic


Painting, Oil on Canvas

Size: 47.2 W x 55.1 H x 1.6 D in

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Eugen Varzić belongs to the group of painters who transcend national borders and who is closest to the phenomenon of new realism and new portraitism in American art after the Second World War, as we have already pointed out, and whose most famous representative is Jamie Wyeth. Both also had war experience, one in the Vietnam War and the other in the Homeland War. The resemblance in character, artistic nerve, is more than obvious. Varzić is an artist who listens to the world around him and wants to record things that interest him, because painting is a way of recording the world, it is his world. Painting is, in fact, his personal diary. Painter Jamie Wyeth in one of the interviews clearly said that painting is his thinking, like a pianist playing - he needs to practice every day, to fight the emptiness of the canvas. For the painter Varzić we can also say that he is a painter of truth, like the thesis that Romain Rolland presented in his novel about Michelangelo: "The science of truth and the art of truth have existed and will always exist!" Eugen Varzić, as well as Jamie Wyeth, are constantly looking for new art techniques, and turn to experiment. Eugene's self-portrait belongs to the very pinnacles of this genre in contemporary Croatian fine art, and Jamie Wyeth's portraits of Andy Warhol from 1976 and John F. Kennedy from 1967 placed portraitism in a prominent place in American painting, as a painterly answer to social questions. Like Pietro Annigoni, Varzić forms a hierarchical and solitary world of faces, which he transforms into socially engaged messages. In his portrait, Varzić showed his concern for tomorrow with his exceptional artistic technique, and with his look he suggests to the observer that many things are still unresolved, many processes of national catharsis are unfinished. Painting self-portraits from the Renaissance, Baroque, to the present day, are the most interesting, because the artist critically observes himself in the reflection of reality.

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Painting:Oil on Canvas

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Size:47.2 W x 55.1 H x 1.6 D in

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I paint in the same way I breathe. I stay the same, yet am in a constant change. This is how I entered the world of art and remained alone on that path. I’m not some ”based artist”, like an artist from Poreč, or from Istria. I do not belong anywhere. At least, that’s the way I feel, and the feeling is perfect. There is no drawer in which I can be shoved. Very early on, as a little boy, I defined myself as a painter. From the very beginning, I painted on paper, benches, walls, and in 1999. I graduated in painting. Today I live my boyhood dream wrapped up in this crazy time in which we live, and on which I did not count on when I was dreaming. Formal education is, by some, being pushed as an imperative, as an alibi. Going to study art, for me meant leaving the rows and throwing away the rifle to take the brush. It was so long ago, I almost don’t remember the details. I think that being a painter is a job where you are the loneliest. It’s a job by which I communicate with the world, and it’s easy to get misunderstood, but at the same time, art frees me from that solitude and confusion. Some vicious circle. I want to do something that is rarely done in art. Something that leaves the observer outside their comfort zone when standing in front of my art, and makes them ask if what they’re experiencing is in fact possible.This is where I try to survive and create. This idea is what keeps me going, although I have to admit, it is not easy. Almost every day I ask myself numerous questions, to which there is the only one answer: creation. This everyday ritual gives me a reason to live. A ritual of constant learning, changing, choosing the toughest path, constantly asking questions, with a clear head and faith. Inspiration for me is music. In silence, I could not take the brush in my hands. Inspiration is a written word. Inspiration is in history, religion, practically in everything. It’s my neighbour, who may inspire me to create five new paintings. In the empty streets and deserted cities. Often at night before bed, I make sketches in my head for future ideas and paintings. The images come by themselves, sometimes they turn into dreams, and sometimes they move onto the canvas. Inspiration is in the history of art. In everything and everyone. Faces are like books. The face meets the tide of life, and before it draws back, I record it in paint. Figuration as an inspiration. Traditional painting as a starting point and as a commitment.

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