Imagine for a moment the courage it takes for one to return to the source of ones trauma. Trauma is what we carry around inside of us. By drawing it out from within it takes form and substance out of what were once irreducible elements, trauma is revealed as ones final inspiration.

Six years ago. After travelling around the world and nearly dying in Tasmania. I came to montreal and started to draw. This series of drawings marks my evolution from then February 19th 2012 to February 19th, 2018.  These are limited edition prints in preparation for my exhibition coming this spring.  Thank you all who kept me alive with love, tenderness, and wisdom.  Sincerely Dave mutnjakovic

Six years ago. After travelling around the world and nearly dying in Tasmania.
I came to montreal and started to draw. This series of drawings marks my
evolution from then February 19th 2012 to February 19th, 2018. 
These are limited edition prints in preparation for my exhibition coming this spring. 
Thank you all who kept me alive with love, tenderness, and wisdom. 
Sincerely
Dave mutnjakovic

Les harmonies salvatrices
Pen & Ink & Water Color on Paper
55" x 62"
2017

"body" 
Pen & Ink on Paper
3.5' x 5'
2016


Skeeeekkseegsky : An analysis of visionary experience. 

 

In 2010,  I suffered a near death experience due to a massive flare-up of Crohns Disease which went unchecked for three years. After my recovery I began to have visions, or hallucinations, which came to me in vivid color, as little films, or as strange twisted colorless figures speaking a language I could not understand.

The images of these creatures burned into my mind, I became possessed by them. I began to wonder if I was going mad or losing my mind so I began to draw them. To document them, to show my doctor, and the people around me in perfect detail what I was witness to.

Each vision was accompanied by a story. Yet the story could not be revealed through words, or symbols, as we know them. Only by drawing them, could each individual tale be told. Upon close observation each illustration describes a world within a world within a world. These worlds I had come to realize are within us all.


 

She asked me what my soul looked like
Pen & Ink & Water Color on Paper
35" x 40"
2016
49 110 little black lines

Polychromatic Fragrance
2016

Painting
Size: 45" H x 35" W x 0.5 in

SKEEEEKKSEEGSKY
2015

Drawing
Size: 40" H x 48" W x 0.5 in

The Art of Letting Go
2015

Drawing
Size: 45" H x 35" W x 0.5 in

"This is the visual equivalent of a love poem"

Pen & Ink on Paper
20" x 22"
45 230 little black lines

"For when she saw my mind spinning, I wondered what does the spider wear."
Pen and Ink on Paper
24" x 16"
2017

It is as if the multiplicity of the world dissolved into unity.

2015
Drawing
Size: 11" H x 17" W x 0.5 in

The House Where Nobody Lives
2015

Pen & Ink & Watercolor
Drawing
Size: 11" H x 17" W x 0.5 in

La gang de sequins aux dents perdus

Pen & Ink on Paper • 11” x 17” • 2015-16
Drawing
Size: 11" H x 17 W" x 0.5 in