The kiss. Original color woodcut, 1994. 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. Marušić depicts a couple embraced and kissing in a field of flowers. We can see the shapes of a woman’s body, but the man melted into the background. Their eyes are shut and they indulge in their feelings, enjoying the intimacy.