Mexico. Original color woodcut, unknown year. Edition of 15 signed and numbered impressions on Arches paper.
Živko Marušić is a Slovenian artist, born in Italy. He is best-known for his figurative paintings, graphic and sculptures. His artworks are products of thoroughly exploring and recreating of events from his life and his perception of those events. Human figure is always in the center of his attention and most of his creations feature just one person with his current look in moment Marušić’s attention and with his emotions caught on the face at that moment. His figures mostly seem dynamic or in the motion. The man from the picture with a trombone stands like he is holding a shotgun and behind him is a silhouette in the same pose, which can be his reflection or shadow. There are cartoon characters Mickey and Minnie Mouse, which can be referred to American consumerism and capitalism as opposed to Mexico’s communism. Mickey and Minnie are talking through the phone and they are connected by a telephone wire.