Motionless, timeless, still, the absence of anything living transports us into the world of the hypothetical.
Where nothing is reflected and where everything is possible. And these speechless spaces are interrupted
by small remote fishing villages — these hyper-realistic scenes lacking a protagonist remind the viewer that
to exaggerate in one direction is the same as to make great strides into another.
In Zvonimir Mihanović’s landscapes it has either just dawned or it is getting dark: he is a painter of the first
and last rays of light, a portraitist of a world which still belongs to the night. Mihanović’s dozing realism
with its attributive and declarative ‘hyper’ is achieved along the lines of Dali’s paradox: Paintings are the
handmade photographs of dreams.
Director, Modern Gallery, Zagreb
Editor, Matica Hrvatska, Publishing
Oil on Linen
32 " X 39 1/2 "