Born in Croatia in 1975. Lives and works in Zagreb and London.
I see myself as humanist. My main interest are people and their inner-life; their various emotional and psychological states, from self-hate and self-judging to self-acceptance and self-love.
I am exploring how these various states direct relationship constellations we create between ourselves and those close to us.
All my characters have awareness of their inner processes.
They pass through confusions, questioning their identities in search for inner peace and
an understanding of who they are.
The start of my creative journey are photographs I find in fashion magazines and on the internet. It is not important “Who” are subjects of those photos as most of them represent an “image” or an “identity” which fashion magazines sell as a concept.
Through the painting process I isolate the identities of my subjects by revealing their “inner qualities”. It is important that the photos I use allow for a projection of my own personal story. In a way, each portrait then contains an autobiographical thread.
In fashion photography, I often find references to art history, especially Western European painting. This allows for personal interpretations and symbiosis between the painting and the photo that I am using.
2004-2005 MA Fine Arts, University of Arts, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London
1997-2003 BA Painting and Art History, University of Zagreb, Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb, Croatia
2012 MAJER/MATIC, Tenderpixel, London
2012 VEGAS GALLERY, London
2011 WINDOW SPACE, ASC gallery, London
2010 TENDERPIXEL GALLERY, London
2008 TENDERPIXEL GALLERY, London
2004 VAPOR GALLERY, Korčula, Croatia
2004 ZONA GALLERY, Zagreb, Croatia
Selected Group Exhibitions
2010 A TENDER CUT, Fold Studios, London, Curated by William Mackrell
2005 FINAL SHOW, MA Fine Arts, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London
2003 YOUNG CROATIAN ARTIST, Galleria Contemporanea Lissone, Italy
2003 NEW FRAGMENTS, Gallery of the Croatian Academy of Science and Fine Arts, Zagreb, Croatia
2012 LONDON ART FAIR, London
2011 THE OTHER ART FAIR, London
BEYOND CONTEMPORARY ART by Etan J Ilfeld, published by Vivays Publishing, 2012
Born: April 1975
Hrvoje is represented by Artist First Management in London