Jadranko Rebec

Jadranko Rebec

Hamburg, Germany

About Jadranko Rebec

Jadranko Rebec's paintings are charged with energy. His colors are vibrant and pulsing, giving rise to forms that are abstract yet strongly suggestive. These forms may be bold and architectural or flowing and organic, but the unifying feature is always the play of color.

Rebec, born 1946, studied fine art at HFBK in Hamburg, teaching painting, color and form at the University of Applied Sciences from 1991-2012. His work has been showing in numerous group and solo shows in different countries.

Jadranko Rebec's paintings have been acquired by private collectors from various countries throughout the world. They share his eye for compelling works of abstract art such as those gathered in his collection on Saatchi Art.

Rebec showcases not only his own new paintings but also convincing work of fellow artists.
Follow him to always be among the first to encounter the fascinating new additions to his ever-growing collection.


Artist Statement – Some Notes on My Painting:
"The color scenario is an essential vehicle of meaning in my painting. Thus, I conceive of myself basically as an abstract painter. With this I refer to the notion of letting concrete, figurative elements emerge from the act of painting, lending the “how” more significance than the “what.” The given subject matter is often only a pretext for starting to paint.
A dual process is effective in the act of painting itself: the application and composition of paint as a material, as well as the rendition of a visual phenomenon. Here, it is due to the communicative forces inherent in the color scheme, brought about through the interaction of cold and warm color values, that the painting is charged with energy. The colors are vitalized through the interplay of divergent temperatures. The confrontation of complementary opposites imbues them with friction, endowing them with a momentum and a tension characteristic of every successful pictorial work.
In the course of painting, a color concept takes shape in my mind, which is oriented to the light conditions and further develops itself actively during the painting process…"


1971 - 77 Studium der freien Kunst an der HfbK Hamburg
1977 Mitbegründung des Künstlerhauses Weidenallee Hamburg
1983 Arbeitsstipendium der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg
1987 Kunstpreis Altona
1992 Kunstpreis Leer

Teaching Activity / Lehrtätigkeit
1988 - 92 Werkkunstschule Lübeck
1991 - 94 Lehrbeauftragter an der Fachhochschule Hamburg
1995 Gastdozent Sommerakademie Pentiment, Hamburg 1995 -
2012 Professur für Malerei, Fakultät Gestaltung, HAW Hamburg 1998 - 2002 Dekan der Fakultät Gestaltung

Westwerk Galerie, Hamburg 2014
Foto.Kunst.Raum. Zentrum für künstlerische Photographie und bildende Kunst, Hamburg 2013
„Fashionable Paintings“, Marstall Ahrensburg, www.fashionablepaintings.de 2006
„Trstenski Azur“, Galerie Sebastian, Dubrovnik 2004
Kunstforum Bd 124, Rainer Unruh „Identität“„Kunststreifzüge“, Künstlerporträts des NDR, Hamburg 1995
„Werkstattgespräche“, Bad Oldesloe 1993
Schöner Wohnen, Design von Jadranko Rebec, 6/91 Kunstforum Bd.86 Doris v. Drateln: Jadranko Rebec 1991
„Identität“, Hamburg 1993
Stormarner Kunstsommer 1993
Kunstpreis Leer, Leer 1992
„z. B. Dubrovnik“, Hamburg 1992
„Das Buch“, Hamburg 1990
„Luftlinie Wien-Hamburg“, Wien 1990
„Solange ich liebe“, Hamburg 1988
Kunstpreis Altona, Hamburg 1987
„Sapienti sat“, Hamburg 1986
„Gastspiel“, München 1986
Kunstforum Nord, Lübeck 1986
„50 Hamburger Zeichner“, Hamburg 1984
Hamburger Galerien, Hamburg 1983
Galerie „Die Wand“, Hamburg 1981


• NEW THIS WEEK collection from Rebecca Wilson for 6-6-2016 --> http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Sculpture-Photography/New-This-Week-6-6-2016/153961/141803/view
• #ArtistoftheDay --> https://plus.google.com/+saatchiart/posts/JmLcdcMTSyP
• Artist of the Week --> http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Collage-Sculpture/Artists-of-the-Week-5-25-2015/722504/105117/view (copy 'n paste)
• EYE CANDY: WORKS INSPIRED BY OP ART collection from Jessica McQuenn --> http://www.saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Photography-Printmaking/Eye-Candy-Works-Inspired-by-Op-Art/722504/102289/view (copy 'n paste)
• NEW THIS WEEK collection from Rebecca Wilson for 2-2-2015 --> http://saatchiart.com/art-collection/Painting-Sculpture-Drawing/New-This-Week-2-2-2015/153961/94008/view
• Final Voting in the #showdown competition >The Painted World< with the Painting "Fabergé Egg Arboretum" • Final Voting in the #showdown competition >The Painted World< with the Painting "Fabergé Egg Arboretum" --> http://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Faberg-Egg-Arboretum/747369/2264594/view

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Einzelausstellungen / Solo Shows
• 2013 „Vehikel im Bilderorbit“, Photo.Kunst.Raum. Hamburg
• 2007 „Fashionable Paintings“, Kunst & Co, Verein zur Förderung der Kunst, Flensburg
• 2006 „Fashionable Paintings“, Kulturzentrum Marstall, Ahrensburg
• 2004 „Trstenski Azur“, Galerie Sebastian, Dubrovnik
• 2000 „Jadranko Rebec“, Kunst im OLG, Hamburg
• 1999 „Neue Arbeiten“, Kulturzentrum Trittauer Wassermühle, Trittau
• 1998 „Jadranko Rebec“, Kunstraum Carmen Oberst, Hamburg
• 1995 „Bild und Abbild“, Kunstverein Langenhagen, Langenhagen
• 1993 „Bild und Abbild“, Schloß Reinbek, Reinbek
• 1991 „Croatian Design“, Thie 5, Hoisdorf
• 1990 „Daneben“, Glasgang Kunsthaus, Hamburg
• 1990 „Bilder Geschichten 90“, Thie 5, Hoisdorf • 1989 „Raumausstatung“, Thie 5, Hoisdorf
• 1987 „Neue Arbeiten“, Galerie Werkkunstschule, Lübeck • 1987 „Jadranko Rebec“, Galerie Atelierhof, Bremen
• 1985 „Jadranko Rebec“, Galerija Nova, Zagreb • 1984 „Jadranko Rebec“, Galerie Marzzee, Nijmegen/ Niederlande
• 1984 „Neue Arbeiten“, Galerie Christian Scheidemann, Hamburg
• 1979 „Jadranko Rebec“, Atelier U. Gabriel, Hamburg

Gruppenausstellungen/ group shows
• 2015 "Cover" Selecta Studio Hamburg
• 2014 "Votive Motive" Westwerk Hamburg
• 2009 "Kennfaden Kunst" Kulturzentrum Marstall, Ahrensburg
• 2001 Park of the Future, Amsterdam
• 1997 „Fliegen“ Künstlerhaus Sootbörn, Hamburg
• 1997 „Hrvatski obzori“,Klovicevi dvori, Zagreb
• 1995 Kunststreifzüge, Kunsthaus Hamburg
• 1994 „Identität“, Budapest
• 1994 „Identität“, St. Petersburg
• 1993 „Identität“, Dresden
• 1993 „Identität“, Hamburg
• 1993 „Nova Hrvatska umjetnost“, Moderna galerija, Zagreb
• 1992 „z. B. Dubrovnik“, Kampnagelfabrik K3, Hamburg
• 1992 „Luftlinie Hamburg-Wien“, Scala,Hamburg
• 1992 „Kunstpreis Leer“, Leer
• 1991 „Rahmenprobe“, mit Vlado Kristl und Künstlern von KX, Kampnagel, Hamburg
• 1990 „Das Buch“, Kunsthaus, Hamburg
• 1989 „6 Hamburger Maler“, Kunsthaus Nürnberg, Nürnberg
• 1989 „Luftlinie Wien-Hamburg, Gasometerturm, Wien
• 1988 „Solange ich liebe“, Kunsthaus, Hamburg
• 1988 „Kopfwäsche“, KX Kampnagel, Hamburg
• 1988 "Kunstpreis" Altona, Rathaus Altona, Hamburg
• 1987„Sapienti Sat“, Galerie Ulrich Dörrie, Hamburg
• 1986 „Gastspiel“, Lothringerstrasse, München
• 1986 „Hamburger Zeichner“, Galerie der Künstler, München
• 1986 „Sapienti Sat“, Kunstverein Pforzheim, Pforzheim
• 1986 „Kunstforum Nord“, Museum am Dom , Lübeck
• 1986 „Künstler der Galerie“, Galerie Christian Scheidemann, Hamburg
• 1985 „Klecks-Theater“, Hamburg
• 1984 „Stipendiaten 83“, Kunsthaus, Hamburg
• 1984 „Kunst-Raum-Kirche“, St. Raphael, Hamburg-Wilhemsburg
• 1984 „Sieben Säulen“, U-Bahnhof Hauptbahnhof-Nord, Hamburg
• 1983 „Junge Kunst“, Galerie Radach Novaro, Teneriffa
• 1982 „Neue Heimat“, Städtische Museen Schloß Hardenberg, Velbert