Stećci. Original color aquatint and etching, 1983.
Dževad Hozo is a Bosnian graphic artist. He finds inspiration and preoccupation in the past – in the material heritage and in the texts of Bosnian writers who wrote about that time. Through his style and research, Hozo related to the trend of lyrical abstraction but in a restrained and contained way. In a formal abstraction, he looked for the effects of materials, where shadows and contrasts are moving. He had over 40 individual exhibitions in the country and around the world and he also created one of the artistic posters for the Olympic Games in Sarajevo in the 1984. Stećci (singular: Stećak) is the name for monumental medieval tombstones from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia. Some of them have ornamental decoration like spirals, arcades, rosettes, floral motives and similar as we can see in this graphic.