Drago Prelog

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”.