Exhibition from 15.09.2021 — 09.10.2021
Drago Julius PRELOG, born in Celje Yugoslavia in 1939, studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna from 1958 to 1962. In 1960 Prelog created his first characteristic scriptural works based on the late formula. These works marked the beginning of a scriptural phase of his work that lasted over a decade. In the early 1970s, Prelog’s representational “bomb and explosion” paintings developed. This was followed by topographical pictures motivated by maps, as well as mountain pictures and the “St. Stephen’s Towers”. Starting from profile representations, the artist arrived at his “circulating pictures”, in which he approached the picture support lying on a table from all four sides, which were of equal value to him, circled the painting ground and set lines. In 1986 Prelog developed “prelography”, a reproduction technique he developed based on the use of stencils. With the help of these, the fourth large work section, the skin and bark pictures, came into being.
The exhibition will feature oil paintings by the artist from his work phase “Umlaufbilder”.