On the eve of International Museum Day, the opening of the hyperrealist Homen exhibition
The "Vjekoslav Karas" gallery of the Museum of the City of Karlovac has the opportunity to host the excellent fine artist, and hyperrealist painter Zoran Homen from Križevci on the eve of International Museum Day. The painting exhibition "Realer than Real" will open on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, at 7 p.m. in the "Vjekoslav Karas" Gallery, and this will be Homen's first presentation of his artistic work in Karlovac. The exhibition will be opened until June 25th, 2023.
Zoran Homen has been painting for more than 50 years, during which he exhibited 15 solo and more than 100 group exhibitions. His paintings can be found in several museums and galleries and in many private collections. He paints still lifes, landscapes, and portraits in a hyperrealistic style. Art criticism classifies him as a prominent representative of that style in Croatia. A special oeuvre consists of paintings of sacred themes. About 70 such works can be found in numerous churches and monasteries throughout Croatia. In Karlovac, Homen presents four directions of his own painting through 44 selected works. The sea, still lifes, portraits, and winters. Various motifs speak of the exceptional ability to materialize water, stone, snow, fruits, fish, objects, and faces.
The author of the foreword of the exhibition catalog and the organizer of the exhibition is Aleksandra Goreta, an academic painter and manager of the "Vjekoslav Karas" Gallery. The exhibition is financially supported by the City of Karlovac.