Federico Luger (FL GALLERY) is pleased to present, during the Milan Art-week, the solo exhibition of the Croatian artist Igor Eškinja (b. Rijeka, 1975) “Meditations on the horizon”.
For this event the artist will propose a dialogue between two different types of works that have the aim to make people reflect on the lack of the horizon in the contemporary society. Today we live in a planet that never stops, a planet which is in constant movement: society, electricity runs continuously 24 hours a day.
A global economy that does not sleep, a horizon that is not there.
The first group of works is a series of photographs from unpublished subjects, related to an installation composed of a group of light-boxes that resemble the shape of empty text balloons, caught in a vertical structure, just like a totem that becomes a monument to silence.
With this proposal Igor Eškinja wants to create a new multi-cultural icon that reflects the spiritual and supernatural power of silence, a rare condition in a world that does not stop.
Igor Eškinja studied painting at Accademia delle Belle Arti of Venice. His works have been exhibited at Manifesta 7in Italy; at Casino Luxembourg - Forum d’Art Contemporanea in Luxembourg; at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb; at the MAC / Val Museum of Contemporary Art in Val-de-Marne in France; at ADN Galeria in Barcelona; at the MUWA - Museum der Wahrnehmung in Graz; at the Bank Austria Kunstforum, in Vienna; at the MMSU - Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka; from Marta Herford, to Herford; at the second Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art of the Urals in Russia; at Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos in Burgos; at FRAC Country of the Loire of Nantes; at the MAXXI Collection in Rome. The artist today lives and works in Rijeka, Croatia.