Overview of the art in the villas
The villas offer a unique look at the recent history of the Croatian art scene and its authors: Bane Milenkovic, Tomislav Buntak, Ivan Picelj, Fedor Fischer, Bozica Dea Matasic, Emil Trutanic, Stjepan Sandrk, Helena Janecic and Martina Grlic.
The following are some of the works of art present in luxury retreats Villa Mara and Little Mara:
Bozica dea Matasic
Ms. Matasic was a chief curator in multiple art galleries in Croatia, and had more than 15 standalone exhibitions and more than 40 collective exhibitions. Ms. Matasic is teaching sculpting at the Arts academy in Osijek.
His work focuses on shaping stone figures. Mr. Trutanic loves transforming stones from a hard and cold objects into works which are soft, worm and envoke positive feelings.
He likes to view paintings as a medium which documents certain events and emotions. His work is a result of digital manipulation which is later transformed into real paintings.
Artist Helena Janecic prioritizes the female protagonist, placing women in visual narratives of confidence, self-awareness, and reimagined tradition. Her work, which ranges from large-scale paintings to graphic, comic-book-inspired drawings
Martina loves revisiting the recent past so she often creates paintings based on old photographs. Even though she deals with the past, her work is modern, both in concept and performance.