Igor Taritas is a Croatian artist born in 1987. Igor graduated at The Academy of Zagreb in 2013. Over the last five years, Igor has exhibited in fourteen solo and group exhibitions in Croatia and abroad. He is a member of the Croatian Association of Artists since 2012. His work was purchased by INA Energy in 2012. Igor Taritas's paintings are part of private collections in Germany,Norway, England, USA and Australia.
About the work
Igor Taritas creates mainly empty urban spaces with a surreal and melancholic atmosphere. With perspective and geometric surfaces, the artist gradually builds paintings that create a surface and third dimensional interaction. The interiors are stripped of inessential elements. Certain exterior components such as modern architecture and abandoned empty halls often dominate the paintings. With scraping, expressive colour dripping and stained surfaces on his paintings, he creates an illusion of real space intertwined with inner spirits.
Igor's pieces are divided in two categories. Empty industrial rooms and halls in an almost monochromatic atmosphere and modern architecture where colours come first.
Abandoned spaces are mostly filled with graffiti. Street artists are changing them into small independent museums – monuments of our society that collapses with time. With this work, Taritas sets various questions about human destiny just as Anselm Kiefer and Mathias Weischer did.
In his architectural work you have surreal spaces of modern architecture in which Taritaš explores the rigid lines as well as a the bare materials that make up such buildings.