16. 7. 2009 – 20. 8. 2009
The Gallery Murska Sobota presents a memorial exhibition to honour Ladislav Danč (1932-1979). Danč belongs to the second generation of academically educated artists from the region Prekmurje. In 1970, Danč, Štefan Hauko, Franc Mesarič, Lojze Logar established the group DHLM, which introduced modern art to this region. Although his premature death, Danč created an opus which contained classical realistic work, expressionistic and abstract work. Above all, he was an excellent drawer, his drawings were constantly present in the newspaper Vestnik, numerous comic books and short stories.
The exhibition shows only a part of his work. Besides paintings and graphic work, the spectators can observe some documentary material such as photos, sketchbooks, graphic matrices, which reflect the artist’s creative years.
Ladislav Danč was born in 1932 in Prosenjakovci (the region Goričko). After finishing the primary school, he continued his education at the state college of education in Maribor, where his teacher – the academic painter Maks Kavčič – soon discovered his drawing talent. After he finished his education in Maribor, Danč registered at the Academy of fine arts in Ljubljana (he graduated in 1959), started working at RTV Slovenia. He decided to continue his career as an independent artist. In 1967, Danč returned to Prekmurje and joined the group DHLM (Ladislav Danč, Štefan Hauko, Lojze Logar, Franc Mesarič). The group is of great importance, since the artists introduced modern art to Prekmurje (pop art, photorealism …). Ladislav Danč died in 1979.