Bernard Simunovic

Bernard Simunovic

Dortmund, NRW, Germany

About Bernard Simunovic

Bernard is a Croatian born artist and Designer, lives and works in Germany.

Bernard Simunovic plays with color, form and minimalistic lines in his abstract figurative, analyzing but also sculptured like compositions with the meticulous application of acrylic, oil, spray paint or even collage. Bernard creates an extraordinary composition in each of his works. The simple black or coloured contour line, runs through his classical paintings or in more graphical artworks as a “ thread of life”. He is interested in themes like intimacy like the artwork bed secret, society like "family portrait" , exploring transcience of human beings and all kind of relationship between all kind of creatures – the barely existence BEING is connected in all his works. The works are primarily distinguished by their complex simplicity. They are telling stories, sometimes humorous or sarcastic, but always trying the viewer to stimulate, to explore their own introspection.


Education

Represented by:

Paul Smith NO. 9 ALBEMARLE STREET - MAYFAIR - London
Kutlesa Gallery Switzerland
Artplex Gallery Los Angeles
Artspace Warehouse Gallery Los Angeles
Singulart Gallery Paris
Art Acacia Gallery San Francisco
Artwista Gallery, Berlin DE
Saatchi Art, USA & Worldwide
26 Studios Gallery, New York

Scholarships /prices
2001/02 Art Fair Sinsheim Design /Art Competition - 2nd price
1996/97 Artist scholarship, Aldegrever Gesellschaft, Münster
Artist scholarship, Albertus Magnus Gesellschaft, Paderborn
Artist residency Kamp-Lintfort, "Zeichnen Untertage"

Private and public art collections
companies, international private collectors
1999 ZiF art collection, Bielefeld
Aldegrever Gesellschaft
Schloß Solitude

1990 Academy of Fine Arts Sarajevo, focus
on painting by Prof. Salim Obralic
1992 Interruption of the studys because of the Balcan war - Escape to Germany
1995 University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld
focus Visual Communication / Painting
1999 Diploma by Prof. Jochen Geilen
2001/02 study tour in Croatia
2002/04 Bielefeld University - scientific assistant,
Designer for the IWT, Bielefeld (Institute for Science and Technology
Studies )
From 1999 freelance designer/artist


Events

https://canvas.saatchiart.com/art/art-news/collectors-favorites-bestselling-artists-of-march

My work "Key position" has been chosen to be featured in the Inspired by Hans Arp Collection
https://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Sculpture-Painting-Collage/Inspired-by-Hans-Arp/871991/204067/view
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My artwork "Lively" has been chosen to be featured in the New This Week 9-11-2017 Collection
You can see the collection here: https://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Drawing-Photography/New-This-Week-9-11-2017/153961/203753/view

Thank You!
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My art work “Embrace" has been chosen to be featured in the collection *New this week curated by Rebecca Will this week 8-28-2017

https://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Drawing-Photography/New-This-Week-8-28-2017/153961/201993/view

Thank you for featuring me Saatchi Curator team!

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My art work “Downhill" has been chosen to be featured in the collection "100 Artworks to consider" curated by Rebecca Will This Week 7-03-2017

https://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Photography-Drawing/New-This-Week-7-24-2017/153961/196727/view?utm_source=collector_non_purchasers&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2006&c_aid=non_purchasers&c_crid=cta1&c_xid=072517&utm_content=072517_non_purchasers

Exhibitions

Solo / Group exhibitions

2020 Paul Smith NO. 9 ALBEMARLE STREET - MAYFAIR - London
2019 Kutlesa Gallery Switzerland
2019 Artplex Gallery Los Angeles
2019 Artspace Warehouse Gallery Los Angeles
2/18 Artnet
2018 Artsy
2018 Art Acacia Gallery San Francisco
2017 Singulart Gallery Paris
2017 March 15 Pikto galerija Zagreb
2016 Saatchi Gallery, UK
2016 Artwista Gallery, Berlin DE
2016 Carlos Reid Gallery, FL
2015 February Depot, Dortmund
2014 March Group exhibition Westfalenhütte, Dortmund
2013 Sept. Group show 44|88 Kunstschauraum Showroom, Berlin
2013 Sept - 26 Studios Gallery, New York
2013 June/July - 26 Studios Gallery, New York
2013 June - Bushwick Open Studios, New York
2013 June - Group show 44|88 Kunstschauraum Showroom, Berlin
2013 April - Art Monaco
2013 March - International ArtExpo New York
2013 February - AAF - Art Fair Brussels
2013 Jan. Solo exhibition, Bürgerhaus Essen
2012 Solo exhibition "Lebensfaden" Berswordthalle, Dortmund
2011 Solo exhibition "Observation II" Blaues Haus, Dortmund

from 2011 Simunovic presented his works to the public

2002 Kunsthalle Bielefeld - Art Exhibition OWL
2001/02 "Creations" Art Fair Sinsheim Design / Art
2000 Solo exhibition "Zeichen Untertage" Galerie - FH Bielefeld
Solo exhibition "Zeichnen Untertage" Zeche Friedrich-Heinrich,
Kamp-Lintfort
1999 Diploma exhibition, FH Bielefeld
Solo exhibition Mercator Halle, Duisburg
ZiF (Center for Interdisciplinary Research), Bielefeld
1998 Group exhibition, KHG, Bielefeld
1997 Solo Exhibition, Aldegrever Gesellschaft, Münster
1996 'Observations', St.Joseph Church Bielefeld "Sarajevo - a wounded city"
(UNESCO, traveling exhibition in 40 european cities and New York, USA)
1995 Group exhibition, Mercator Halle, Duisburg
1994 International Literature Cafe Bielefeld
1992 "Stop the war in Croatia" with Croatian artist Branimir Cilic, NRW
1991 Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts Sarajevo