Mirsad Mehulić

Mirsad Mirsad Mehulić rođen je 1950. godine u Zagrebu. Kao mladi student ekonomije, Mehulić je snažno privučen umjetnošću. Likovno izražavanje nadarenog autodidakta u početku nije više no svojevrsni egzibicionizam, zaigranost i pokušaj izmicanja jednoličnosti svakodnevice. Oduševljenje okoline, trgovaca umjetninama i priznatih starijih kolega, pridonijeti će čvršćem definiranju Mehulićeve slikarske uloge. Diplomirani ekonomist će se uskoro naći na egzistencijalnom raskršću, koje prolazi uspjevši pomiriti nepomirljivo. Uspješnu karijeru propagandiste, grafičkog dizajnera i poduzetnika prati plodonosna slikarska djelatnost. U ovom, nekad više, nekad manje javnom paralelnom životu, Mehulić je opčinjen osobnom vizijom prirode, koju opredmećuje u tehnici ulja na platnu i nekonvencionalnijim uljem na staklu.

Oko 1990. umjetnik “otkriva” tehniku akvarela, čije će finese minuciozno razvijati u slijedećih petnaestak godina. Ranija zaokupljenost kontinentalnim pejzažem ustupa mjesto očaranosti vodama, vodama riječnim, vodama jezerskim, a posebno vodama morskim, koje opisuje izrazito realistički.

Mirsad Mehulić izlagao je u Zagrebu 1974 ( Likum-samostalna), 1984. i 1989. god., Beču (1986. god.), New Yorku (1986. god.), Grazu (1990. god.). Sarajevu (2007), Krapinskim Toplicama (2010). Njegove se slike nalaze u nekoliko newyorkških galerija i brojnim privatnim kolekcijama diljem svijeta.

Mirsad Mehulic was born in 1950 in Zagreb. When he was a young student of economics, Mehulic was strongly attracted to painting. At first, the art expression of this gifted auto-didact was not more than a certain exposure, playfulness and an attempt to escape the monotony of everyday life. A keen approval of people in his surroundings, from art dealers to renowned painters defined more firmly his position and role in painting. A graduated economist, Mehulic soon came to an existential crossroad which he passed successfully, managing to reconcile the irreconcilable. What followed his successful career as a marketing expert, graphic designer and an entrepreneur, was his fruitful art work. In that parallel life that was more or less public, Mehulic was immersed in his personal vision of nature. It was concretized in the technique of oil on canvas and, more unconventional, oil on glass.

Around 1990, the artist “discovered“ the technique of painting in water-colours and its finesses that he was developing meticulously in the following fifteen years. His earlier absorption in continental paysage was replaced by his fascination with water, rivers, lakes and particularly, sea waters, which he depicts in a duly realist manner.

Mirsad Mehulic had exhibitions in Zagreb in 1974 (Likum- one man show) in 1984 and 1989, in Vienna in 1986, New York in 1986, Graz in 1990, Sarajevo (2007), Krapinskim Toplicama (2010).

His paintings can be found in several art galleries in New York and numerous private collections all over the world.