Proti Vetru (eng. Against the Wind). 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, graphics and sculptures. His artworks are products of thoroughly exploring and recreating 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 a moment of Marušić’s attention and with his emotions caught on the face at that moment. His figures mostly seem dynamic or in motion. This depiction of a man standing against the wind can have a symbolic meaning. We can interpret that this man is trying to do something he can’t achieve and furthermore the wind is trying to push him back, there is also a string on his legs that is pulling him back.