The energy of the painting field in constant change of intensity is the value of Drazen Pavlovic's works of art. He uses his composition of non-figurative characters and travels towards the realms of space infinity, but also towards the opposition of that interminability using visceral structures of the imagined microcosm. He creates associative scenes, so that recognition of the "motifs" becomes secondary, because the charge of the visual components is the essential interest of the painter, as well as the organisation of the scene, chromatic openness and excitement of events triggered by the incessant flow of lines of magnetic force. The vast expanses "loosen" the physical limits of images, and according to the content, pulsating shapes boost the movement, asking the intriguing question - is it expanding from the core outwards or does the core gather it all.
There is not a single segment displayed outside the flicker of light - the external sign of the dynamic form. Within his imaginary "landscape" where planets are individuals, or spheres with symbolic signs, using the artistic vitality in the frame of the painting, starting from the range of transparency and saturation, Pavlovic always brings you to a new promise, new probability. In other words, variations of the main idea within consistency of style are renewed to the enigmatic overtones with the freshness of the new approach. The sphere, conducted with the clear silhouette, is a constant, a point of support of the scene. In the similar role as the nuances of light. Experienced also as climactic energy and a landmark in space. Connecting and dividing the dominant forms of the image and its shoots. Along with the wide diffusion of light in the mysterious space.
Pavlovic touches the states of barely comprehensible magnitudes in chamber image formats, and creates the atmosphere of awe. Especially if he (sometimes) gets nearer to a cybernetic world. Both, the shell and the form underneath the epidermis are parts of that atmosphere. The external and internal in the ambiance of anxiety. The silence that carries the foreboding of the metaphysical in the large number of Pavlovic's works. And somewhat paradoxically, such a reading of images imprints itself onto vivacity of their energy. Interesting synthesis realized with the bow of the cultivated style. Logical painter's "stories" of unusual beauty where imagination and construction become one. With a kind of scientific exactness, Pavlovic organizes the universe of his images using the simultaneous playfulness of the surface to install his own rules of the game. Eventually, it need not necessarily be about the space, the universe, but more about the depths of personal layers, about human intimacy which corresponds with the unfathomable. In the painter's materialization everything is possible. It is the strength of interpretation of the artistic inspiration that is necessary for us to believe such work.
Pavlovic's poetics is authentic, both as act of painting and as revelation of the fine threads of thought. With the consistent handwriting of colourist and structural side. Visible also in "monumental" compositions and complex sentences of small polyptychs. Connected with the unique relation to the colour. Chromatic frameworks in which green, or better turquoise, is dominant. Contrast with the red-hot sparks of the palette deepens the tension, thus making the light impacts more powerful. Pavlovic's abstract landscaping (with the possible factual weft) transforms into an image of state, of imprinted moods. Reflections and reversals. In the new cycle created in the wake of an earlier artistic attitude, form is more reduced, some details are eliminated, and the contour is more firm. With the feasible concentrate of artistic idea, in the works of short interval of time. Impressive range of specific artistic expression.
Stanko Spoljaric, BA