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.
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.
The sculpture depicts a female figure in an elevated position with her head slightly bowed, skillfully conveying a sense of deep and complete surrender in prayer. The hands and body of the sculpture further emphasize this portrayal, creating a highly emotional and expressive form that communicates the idea of sacrifice and dedication for a higher goal - peace.
The sculpture’s pose and facial expression reflect commitment to sacrifice and a determination to protect family peace. The depth of emotion that the artist conveys through the sculpture is truly impressive, and the universal message about the importance of peace and harmony in the family can be applied to all cultures and communities.
The sculpture is another example of Konta’s ability to express deep emotions and complex experiences through art, while at the same time conveying universal messages and ideas relevant to all cultures and communities. For lovers of figurative art, Prayer for Peace is a must-see work.
Main features of sculptural artworks
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.