Marko Lubonic, portrait and figure painter
My recent works involve mainly the exploration of the portrait and the figure as extending static foreground features of the landscape they are present in. Through these subjects, I attempt to portray the ethereal intimacy between the beings and the nature they inhabit, defining beings primarily as sensual entities before reasoning ones. As a result, a surreal narrative emerges, a moment suspended in time, static.
My technique and palette, inspired by impressionists and old masters, is often a battle between the effect and the likeness, the composition and the theme. When it all comes to peace, color, form and earthly atmosphere, leads me to the surreal and the cryptic nature of the sensual.