Radovan Kunić: Multiplication and Propagation

Radovan Kunić: Multiplication and Propagation
26 January–24 February 2024

You are cordially invited to the opening of the solo exhibition Multiplication and Propagation by Radovan Kunič, which will take place on Friday, 26 January 2024, at 7 p.m. at KiBela, space for art.


The essence of the artist’s painting is revealed in his search for visual unity and order, which is constituted through a series of repetitions in a lengthy, multi-layered painterly process. This approach goes hand in hand with the dynamics of nature, which changes slowly, driven by a continuous evolution with occasional challenges from unpredictable events.

His artistic motivation stems from the search for a counterweight to the increasingly changing trends of the present, which are characterized by an insatiable hunger for novelty and a very loose hedging of the attention span. Kunić’s paintings function in part as meditative objects that offer a break from a hyper-dynamic lifestyle. In contrast to quickly outdated “commodities", timeless ambiences speak symbolically about the contradictory nature of the human endeavor to satisfy one's own needs and act for the common good.

Kunić uses references to contemporary culture in a self-ironic way, adding anthropological connotations and touching on a variety of themes, including civilizational achievements, history, ecology, technological developments and the intimate everyday life of the individual. In this way, he transforms the inability to find perfect answers to questions that dominate today’s public discourse into a game of expectation and speculation.


Radovan Kunić was born in Rijeka, Croatia, in 1987. In 2012, he completed his studies in sculpture at the Academy of Applied Arts in Rijeka. In addition to painting, which is a constant in his work, he also uses media such as animation, video and installation in his artworks, whose relationships he explores in the context of a gallery or an outdoor public space. He participates in international symposia and residencies (Belgium, USA, Germany) and exhibits in numerous group and solo exhibitions. He has received several prizes and awards and his works are in public and private collections at home and abroad. He is the author of the public part of the Mechanism mosaic on the Molo Longo in Rijeka. He also teaches as an assistant at the Academy of Applied Arts at the University of Rijeka. He lives in Matulji.

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< Radovan Kunić: Cold Front, oil on linen canvas, 2023, photo: Goran Vranić

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