Ivan Kozaric | the artist
The artist Ivan Kozaric
Born 1921, Petrinja (near Zagreb), Croatia.
Lives and works in Zagreb, .
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The February of 1998 was the warmest February since the recording of global weather conditions was started in 1856. In Croatia also spring seemed to have arrived a few months early that year, and there were even a few veritable summer days when people swam in the sea. This fact stirred up Ivan Koaric, a hypersensitive artist and a lover of nature who devoted many of his works to the natural world.
I have written down in my notes that art is ephemeral, he says. One can come close to it, but that closeness is either short-lived or dangerous. It can turn into a dead end or a physical abyss. The abyss! Just as being near death entails an end, so being close to art can mean the same. Whenever I come close to it, I leave it and cool off. Who knows, maybe its just an illusion or unfounded fear, but it doesnt seem so. I have realized that life is just an illusion, so I do not grapple with art too much as a consequence. You pay your dues for grappling…