F.A.W.W Gallery presents The Collective Arena with Dunja Jankovic

Press Release 

F.A.W.W Gallery presents The Collective Arena with Dunja Jankovic 

Curated by Harri Bell 

Open: Thursday 9th – Sunday 19th December 2021

Monday – Thursday by appointment. Friday and Saturday 12 – 6pm, Sunday 12 – 5pm 

PV: Thursday 9th December 6pm – Late. RSVP to fawwgallery@gmail.com 

F.A.W.W Gallery, Second Floor, Netil House, 1 Westgate Street, London, E8 3RL


F.A.W.W Gallery is pleased to present Dunja Jankovic, the artist’s second UK-based solo show and the final instalment in The Collective Arena series. Known for her interdisciplinary practice, in this exhibition she presents a synthesis of screen-prints and sculptural, mixed-media installations, working at the intersection of two and three-dimensions. 

In her new body of limited-edition works entitled ‘In Between’, simple geometric and abstract forms continue to comprise the foundation for each print. Piecing together the ‘things floating, around in my brain, around me’, she translates these orbital visions into circles, ovals, or ellipses which act either in solitude, sequence or suite repetition. The simplicity of these works allow for ‘more possibility to play’, whilst serving as portals for contemplation or self-reflection; they mirror the tranquillity and refuge which the artist has discovered at this juncture of her personal life and work. Forms and lines interact on multiple compositional planes and, in so doing, animate the work in a manner that can be likened to a lenticular illusion. These shifting perspectives present us with the artist’s inner experience of change, reminding the viewer that objects, much like time, are transitory. While the notion of play and spontaneity have been cornerstones of the artist’s approach, about her exhibition for The Collective Arena she states: “I know what I’m playing with”. Here, Jankovic writes the rules.


About: Dunja Jankovic 

Living and working in Barcelona, Spain, Jankovic’s practice includes collage, abstract comics, installation, site-specific interventions and screen print. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb (Croatia) and went on to receive her Master’s degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York. She has exhibited widely, including venues such as Gallery Daeppen (Basel, Switzerland), Studio Cromie (Puglia, Italy), Aurora Gallery (Barcelona, Spain) Museum of Contemporary Art (Zagreb, Croatia) and Power Station of Art (Shanghai, China). She is the founder of multi-media art project SKVER (Losinj, Croatia) which ran between 2010-15, and was co-organizer of The Projects in Portland (Oregon, USA) between 2012-13, a festival of experimental comics and narrative arts. In Portland, she also taught experimental practice in comics at the Independent Publishing Resource Centre. Since 2014, she has been running her own screen print studio and production. Jankovic had her debut UK solo show last year (2020) with F.A.W.W, ‘Element of the Game’ and is a part of their permanent print collection. The prints in The Collective Arena range from 1/1 editions to a maximum of 75 per edition. 


About: F.A.W.W Gallery

F.A.W.W Gallery represents international screen print studios including Oficina Arara; Oficiana Loba; Homem Do Saco; Matrijarsija and Estudio Trovoada alongside independent artists including Liliana Romero; Ricardo Corte and Dunja Jankovic. London-based between Peckham and Hackney, they specialise in contemporary surrealism and new age avant-garde aesthetic, dealing in original, rare and small editioned prints. The Collective Arena exhibition series celebrates the involvement of each of these studios that founded F.A.W.W.