OSIJEK, October 1, 2020 — Young artist Tea Jurišić, painted the oldest Croatian tram station, situated in Osijek, as part of the Urban Intervention project. The PLANTaža association organized the project, which “gives a new chance” to neglected and forgotten parts of the city.
Jurišić used the station in Eastern Croatia as an open-air gallery to created her latest mural, an illustration she calls “Greetings from Mars”. She also tried to reflect her personal experience with the COVID-19 crisis in her latest artistic creation. As part of that effort, she often uses different media and ways of expression within her creations. One of them is murals, according to Telegram. In addition, she draws, paints and illustrates, and likes to explore new forms of expression in a comedic and surreal way. Apart from Croatia, her work can also be found in Norway, Slovenia and Italy.
PLANTaža association Promotes Living in Harmony With Nature
The young artist’s contribution thrilled the PLANTaža association. The organization celebrated their sixth birthday on September 21, which was also the International Day of Peace. Accordingly, they acknowledged Jurišić in a recent Facebook post. “The Urban Intervention Project also brings freshness to and revitalizes the oldest tram station in Osijek this year. In particular, Tea Jurišić introduces a new artistic dimension, whose work “Greetings from Mars” debuted on the station on the International Day of Peace. And the meaning of that day partly forms the thematic link of the work.”
The Croatia based association aims to promote ecology, through knowledge and skills, and to live in harmony with nature. They aim to do that by gathering young people and organizing workshops, offering eco-building courses, and other opportunities. “By organizing concerts, plays, fairs, film evenings, we work on cultivating positive attitudes towards each other through trust, art and ecology,” they explain.
Croatia Tram Station Destroyed Several Times
While on the subject, the first tram in Croatia started in Osijek, but was powered by horses in 1884. After the construction of the first tram stations in 1926, the first electric trams also debuted.
Among them, the tram station near the King Tomislav Park on Osijek is one of the most beautiful. Architect Juraj Denzler designed it back in 1926. For years, in spite of occasional renovations, it has frequently fallen into ruin. Nevertheless, this latest renovation is quite stunning.