At the Slovenian museum MGLC  the Croatian contemporary/conceptual artist  Ivan Kozaric exhibits his prints till April 1st. The artist Ivan Kozaric creates at the International Centre of Graphic Arts eighteen prints in the colour screen-printing technique: portfolio entitled Sretan sam da sam sretan! / I am happy to be happy!, 2007, print Brez naslova / Untitled, 2002, and prints  A Bouquet of Genes, 2002-04. His works are characterized by a sense of mischief, spontaneity and by his nonchalant approach to life.

Ivan Kozaric in his 86th year of life creates at MGLC a series of prints entitled Sretan sam da sam sretan! (I am happy to be happy!) that offer crayon-like depicted flowers, a rainbow of primary colours, tops of heads, Brancusian figures and spheres. What is noticeable at first glance is the joy, excitement and playfulness of these prints, which should be looked at without the shackles of a trained and discerning eye rooted in an art education, and rather be embodied by a physical and emotional experience. The simplicity of the I am happy to be happy! print portfolio is the simplicity of the great, of those, that dare make prints of delicate flowers and colourful rainbows, when that is what they really feel in this world.

Ivan Kožarić (born 10 June 1921 in Petrinja) is a Croatian artist who works primarily with sculpture but also works in a wide variety of media, including: permanent and temporary sculptures, assemblages, proclamations, photographs, paintings and installations. He is the author of many public sculptures, including Landed Sun in Zagreb (1971), A. G. Matoš in Zagreb (1978), and Tree in Bochum (1979–1980). He has received numerous awards, including the Vladimir Nazor Award for Life Achievement (1997). He lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia.

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Sources:

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