1975 Born in Rijeka, Croatia
Lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia

Igor Eškinja constructs his architectonics of perception as ensembles of modesty and elegance. The artist “performs” the objects and situations, catching them in their intimate and silent transition from two-dimensional to three-dimensional formal appearance. Using simple, inexpensive materials, such as adhesive tape or electric cables and unraveling them with extreme precision and mathematical exactitude within strict spatial parameters, Eškinja defines another quality that goes beyond physical aspects and enters the registers of the imaginative and the imperceptible. The simplicity of form is an aesthetic quality that opens up a possibility for manipulating a meaning. It derives, as the artist states, from the need for one form to contain various meanings and levels of reading within itself. The tension between multiplicity and void constitutes one of the most important aspects of Eškinja’s mural “drawings” and seemingly flat installations. A void is still an active space of perception; it does not conceal; it comments on the regime of visibility, it invites the viewer to participate in the construction of an imaginary volume in an open space. The temporary nature of the artist’s spatial structures and the ephemeral quality of his carpets (where ornaments are carefully woven out of dust or ash) manifest a resistance to the dominant narratives of institutional apparatus and socio-political order.

WORKS

Made in:side, 2007

IGOR ESKINJA MADE IN:SIDE, 2007 YEAR: 2007 MEDIUM: Photography MATERIAL: Lambda print EDITION: 5...

Made in:side, 2007

IGOR ESKINJA MADE IN:SIDE, 2007 YEAR: 2007 MEDIUM: Photography MATERIAL: Lambda print EDITION: 5...

Made in:side, 2007

IGOR ESKINJA MADE IN:SIDE, 2007 YEAR: 2007 MEDIUM: Photography MATERIAL: Lambda print EDITION: 5...

Made in:side, 2007

IGOR ESKINJA MADE IN:SIDE, 2007 YEAR: 2007 MEDIUM: Photography MATERIAL: Lambda print EDITION: 5...

Made in:side, 2008

IGOR ESKINJA MADE IN:SIDE, 2008 YEAR: 2008 MEDIUM: Photography MATERIAL: Lambda print EDITION: 3 +...

Procession Decor, 2009

IGOR ESKINJA PROCESSION DECOR, 2009 YEAR: 2009 MEDIUM: Photography MATERIAL: Lambda print EDITION:...

Made in:side, 2008

IGOR ESKINJA MADE IN:SIDE, 2008 YEAR: 2008 MEDIUM: Photography MATERIAL: Lambda print EDITION: 3 +...

Surface 4, 2011

IGOR ESKINJA SURFACE 4, 2011 YEAR: 2011 MEDIUM: Photography MATERIAL: Lambda print EDITION: 3 + 2...

Constellation, 2012

IGOR ESKINJA CONSTELLATION, 2012 YEAR: 2012 MEDIUM: Photography MATERIAL: Lambda print on...

28% Blue on White, 2010

IGOR ESKINJA 28% BLUE ON WHITE, 2010 YEAR: 2010 MEDIUM: Photography MATERIAL: Lamda Print EDITION:...

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