Apnea presents recent works by Robert Pauletta on the subject of moral doubts that characterize contemporary Croatian society and politics, and the position of artists within this complex environment.
Apnea presents several images derived from traditional painting techniques on canvas that in synergy with artist's texts and appropriated objects depict his critical and derisive overview of Croatian reality. Pauletta is a painter of fast and economic performance and a supreme in usage of a wide spectrum of expressive possibilities with which contemporary creative paradigm extends traditional painting media. Pauletta's vision of the contemporary Croatian society, with satire and irony reflects his distance from the customary norms of social behavior and opinions, as well as his frustration in being unable to contribute alternation towards better society.
Robert Pauletta (Premantura, 1961) graduated in 1985 from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in the class of prof. Ferdinand Kulmer. From 1983 to 1985 he is an associate in the atelier of Edo Murtić. In 1987 he was one of the founders of HDLU Pula, later HDLU Istra. He is one of the founders of the School of Applied Arts and Design in Pula, where he teaches from 1991 to 2003. In 2003, following the establishment of MMC LUKA he is organizing a series of cultural and subcultural activities. Since 2009 Pauletta has been a member of the HZSU. He has participated in numerous collective exhibitions and biennials. He exhibited on more than 100 solo shows in established galleries and museums in Croatia and abroad.
On view till 29 April.