Delivery of artwork
All the artworks of Josip Konta come with a certificate of authenticity issued by the artist himself and a certificate of authorship from the Croatian Society of Fine Artists.
The artist provides free shipping of his works to any location worldwide, enabling art lovers to take delivery of his works without any additional costs, thereby saving time.The sculptures are shipped in wooden crates custom-made for sculptures, which are certified for international shipping, ensuring the safety and protection of the artworks during transit to their new destination.
Josip Konta was born in Livno on May 18, 1946. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in 1972 and completed his postgraduate studies as a collaborator in the master workshop of Professor Antun Augustinčić from 1972 to 1974.
Following three years (1974-1977) as the director of the Art Foundry at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, he has been living and working as an independent artist in Zagreb.
Analysis of the sculpture and possible meaning
The sculpture Look at the Sun is an impressive artistic expression, combining aesthetics, emotion and philosophical introspection. This bronze sculpture enchants with its delicate form, graceful lines and strong symbolism.
At the center of this artistic creation, Konta explores the importance of inner peace in the pursuit of a better tomorrow. The sculpture shows a rider directing his gaze towards the sun together with his horse. The harmony of horse and rider suggests that man has achieved inner reconciliation. Imagining the sun as a source of light and life symbolizes constant hope and transformation.
Konta’s virtuosity in sculpture is noticeable in the fluidity of the lines, the detail and finesse of the workmanship, which gives the sculpture a sense of lightness and elegance. Look at the Sun successfully combines Konta’s technical excellence with a clear depiction of achieving inner peace of mind.This work encourages viewers to reflect on their ambitions and aspirations and to look for the light that not only illuminates the path to the goal, but is also visible on the actual journey, which is ultimately perhaps more important.
Josip Konta’s sculptural works reflect the artist’s deep fascination with themes of alienation, various states of the human spirit, and the individual’s position in society. Through his sculptures, Konta explores the complexity of human nature and the internal conflicts that accompany contemporary society.
His sculptural technique includes voids and irregularities in modeling, which are closely tied to the concept of negative space, further emphasizing the importance of the relationship between form and void in his works.
Konta uses negative space to achieve a specific aesthetic and convey a message in his works. The voids and irregularities in the sculptures symbolize feelings of alienation, emotional emptiness, or a lack of communication, further reinforcing his explored themes. The horse in Konta’s sculptural works often symbolizes humanity’s ideal reflection – that sought-after, better part of us that is difficult, and sometimes impossible, to achieve. The artist uses this motif to underscore the necessity of introspection for every individual.
Notably, the artist supports complete interpretive freedom for viewers of his sculptures, acknowledging that each interpretation of the work is subject to each individual’s personal experience based on their life experiences and understanding of the world.