My wife Rajka and I exhibited together our artworks for the first time in the public, outside of the Principality Liechtenstein. Place of that show was in showroom of the municipality Eze (Salle de Municipale d' Exposition), Eze village, French Riviera. Exhibition duration: 26. - 31.7.2010. Exhibition opening: 26.7. from 18.00 to 20,00 o'clock.
In the smallest Toyota of the world named Aygo, fully loaded with pictures and drawings I started courageously and decided my trip direction the south. One day before the exhibition opening. In a new adventure named - exhibition of mine and our painted "trouble" and of other "more or less important potpourri Sammelsurium"!
Without problems, surely, and in intended time I came to mansion of my friends, family Krunić in Eze. To a short break, I went getting the key of the gallery and of municipality poster cases. I brought our artworks into the gallery. It is situated in a small, beautiful, old town. To the gallery one comes so that one drives with the car up to the walls of old town entrance, if one is no usual tourist but has something settle there. And then, then one "creeps" upward. Many stony and sharpened staircases. Upward.
First I did not know how to open the gallery door. However closed to the gallery is studio of David Revel, an artist colleague, who stood for me immediately to the assistance. I have the feeling, we are now friends, or at least, good fellows. Despite our difficult verbal Conversation. I learned many years ago French in the school, had it however never practiced to speak.
To the opening of exhibition did not come too many guests, although that Patrick, the director of tourism office sent information about the exhibition, and the invitation at many addresses. Likewise to the addresses of the press and other informative media. Some of these media reported of our exhibition, therefore, thanks very much. Beside our friends Boris and Fabien Krunic at the opening were also Mrs. Céline Zambon, which is the municipality-cultural assigned, and also one lady of tourism office and a man who was responsible between others as a local council for the civil defence, and in the war in Croatia, he was an UN soldier. Therefore he could express two-three words in Croatian.
On the next day one Danish woman, from the group of my first guests in the gallery, was very closed to buy one Rajkas picture. From Rajka were exhibited artworks form serie „erotic moments“. Until the end of the exhibition I had guests from different countries. Beside France there were people from Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, the USA, Venezuela, etc.… Most exciting moments for me were when young Belgians showed a large interest at what we exhibited. On the end they bought one piece of my art. I am thankful. As also short telling of a young man from Venezuela such as Croatia is a beautiful country. Likewise the love of his friend for my old drawing, on whom is ours already long ended cow Sharova represented with the pencil relatively realistically.
I returned to Liechtenstein with the result - a positive zero!
Gladly I remember this short time in Eze. Because after a longer break I could paint again. From the Boris studio balcony I looked the old small town Eze, which lies in the distance of the Boris home, perhaps 200 meters airline and, I painted it. On a canvas, in the size of 120x90 cm.