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Some of us are driven by curiosity, the will to explore and create beyond the logical, the practical, or even the visible.
Past works of Danijel Cecelja include a sculptural X-ray of a garden gnome and the near-invisible faces of monkeys appearing underneath the surface of pillow-like wooden objects.

In his series ‘Godmachine’, Cecelja returns to ink pen drawing. This technique allows him to depict worlds within the existing restraints of the visible with an astonishing accuracy. The basis of a drawing can be a map of whale-species, animals such as gorillas or a donkeys, an Ensor-like parade, or a Kafkaesque courthouse. These ‘frames’ contain all sorts of inhabitants, born from the greediness of a child-like creativity. Visually some scenes will remind us of Surrealism, James Ensor, or Hieronymus Bosch, but thematically they are derived from the personal observations of Cecelja.

Feel free, like Cecelja, to enjoy the associations of the curious mind, and explore the microcosmos of ‘Godmachine’: archaic villages with bunnies and vikings, monsters and astronauts, Adam and Eve, St Nicolaas next to a Hindu-God, and thousands more.

Mountain

2013, Rotring pen op papier 24 x 32

Hawk

2013, Rotring pen op papier 47 x 32

Tractor & Chapel

2013, Rotring pen op papier 20 x 32

Throne & Room

2013, Rotring pen op papier 33 x 50

Ark

2012, Rotring pen op papier 25 x 34

Whale 1

2012, Rotring pen op papier 32 x 41

Whale 2

2012, Rotring pen op papier 23 x 33

Gathering large

2013, Rotring pen op papier 33 x 50

Gathering small

2013, Rotring pen op papier 18 x 32

Opposing tractors

2014, Rotring pen op papier 17 x 32

Browsers

2013, Rotring pen op papier 14 x 24

Combine

2013, Rotring pen op papier 23 x 13

Porcupine

2011, Rotring pen op papier 30 x 39

Ship

2013, Rotring pen op papier 33 x 50

Whale 3

2013, Rotring pen op papier 29 x 40

Whale 4

2013, Rotring pen op papier 25 x 33

Council

2014, Rotring pen op papier 33 x 49

Bearing gifts

2015, Rotring pen op papier 12 x 30

Bunny

2015, Rotring pen op papier 45 x 35

Monkey 2

2014, Rotring pen op papier 57 x 35

Mountain custom

2015, Rotring pen op papier 10 x 18

Owl

2014, Rotring pen op papier 50 x 30

Snakeman

2015, Rotring pen op papier 11 x 18

Squirrel

2014, Rotring pen op papier 42 x 25

Whale 5

2014, Rotring pen op papier 24 x 33

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