The burdens born by the Generation Z today, that is, long-term experiences of alienation, depression and fear have resulted in the artist’s self-imposed isolation and his escape into the sphere of digital media, while the accompanying feelings can be summed up by the generic term of ennui. Translated into English, the French title noun, ennui, describes a feeling of boredom, listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of excitement. The said descriptions become a thematic inspiration for Frančić’s new series.
Mihael Frančić creates a series of eight psychological self-portraits that convey his inner state, which is reflected in depression, lethargy, anxiety and trauma. The experienced trauma suffered through verbal and physical violence has translated into a desire to avoid unnecessary public exposure. This time, however, the artist consciously exposes himself on canvas. More»