The Way of the Heart: An Artistic Journey by Dario Šolman

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The work of Dario Šolman deals with the questions of relations between man, art and nature

The Museum of Fine Arts in Split is hosting “The Way of the Heart” exhibition by Dario Šolman, a New York multimedia artist of Split roots. The exhibition – without a doubt the art event of the season in Split – is a themed multimedia installation: the central part are video animations, the second medium are storyboard series and the third are large geometrical drawings showing the public in human scale. The work of Dario Šolman deals with the questions of relations between man, art and nature, while the central storyline follows a group of inquisitive travelers in their search for a museum and artist, dealing with issues of modern art, artist, curator and museum, and their relationship with the public and culture.

“Photographs and video works were collected during my travels, not only in exotic locations, but also in familiar landscapes of Dalmatia, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Every chapter of the journey has a specific location which gives it a certain character. Storyboards and video works rely on and quote each other, so some of them actually recount my previous exhibitions and interpret earlier situations and events into a new work,” said Šolman.

Dario Šolman graduated from the Zagreb Fine Arts Academy in 1998, and has been living and working in New York since 2002. In the spirit of the times he turned to multimedia creativity as an adequate format to combine the formal influence of neoexpressionist painting of the 1980s in combining words and images, street and posh art, with a personal influence of comic aesthetics, filmography and iconography of science fiction. This is his first large solo exhibition in Split after many years, and visitors of the Museum of Fine Arts have the opportunity to view the entire range of works made as part of his long term movie diary project, available online at The exhibition will remain open until February 11.


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