Denis Kraškovič

artworks  1990-2018

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Artist’s statment

In my art I want to express positive visions of life and all its manifestations and to talk about them in a gentle way. I try to be layered and to give the viewer some space for reflection. In my work the shape is simple, the line is clear and narration is straightforward. I also try to integrate spirituality and humour into my work. My intention is to express my love for nature and all its beings and forms. The most beautiful aspect of existence is the subject of my art.

          

Contact

Denis Kraškovič

e-mail:  dkraskovic@yahoo.com

phone:  ++ 385 95 905 9034

 

Biography

Denis Kraškovič was born in Zagreb, Croatia, in 1972. Graduated in his native town from the School of Applied Arts and Design and was teaching here on Sculpture department from year 1996 to 2006. In year 1994 graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, on Sculpture Department. From year 2007-2017 was a professor at the Osijek Art Academy, Visual Art department, teaching Sculpture and Public art. In year 2010 graduated master’s Degree from the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana at Sculpture department. In year 2015 he was guest professor at Sculpture department of Academy for Music and Visual Arts in Pecs, Hungary. Several time awarded, among the others with the Grand Prix for year 2000 on the Youth Salon in Zagreb. In year 2012 he won second price at video competition „The Residents“ at Olomouc, Chech Republik. In year 2015 he won Grand prix at Zagorje salon at Krapina. Exhibited on many individual and group exhibitions in Croatia and abroad. Made twelve public sculptures, the best known is “The Whale” standing on a lake Jarun in Zagreb, then the sculptures “The Sea Lion” and “The Lamb” placed near Arena in Zagreb, and two monumental statues “Neanderthal man” in Krapina. He lives and works in Zagreb.

 

One man exhibitions

1994    Miroslav Kraljevic Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia

1995    Nova Gallery, Zagreb

1996    SC Gallery, Zagreb

            Rigo Gallery, Novigrad, Croatia

            Otok Gallery, Dubrovnik, Croatia

1997    Concordia, Zagreb

1998    Karas Gallery, Zagreb

1999    Palazzo Mignoti, Ortona, Italy

2000    Palach Club, Rijeka, Croatia

2001    Izidor Krsnjavi Gallery, Zagreb

            Galzenica Gallery, Velika Gorica, Croatia

2002    Gradec Gallery, Zagreb

2003    Club Attack, Zagreb

2004    Izidor Krsnjavi Gallery, Zagreb

2005    Prica Gallery, Samobor, Croatia

            Art Workshop Lazareti, Dubrovnik, Croatia

2006    Home of The Croatian Association of Visual Artists, Big Gallery, Zagreb

2007    Kazamat Gallery, Osijek, Croatia

            “AŽ” Gallery, Žitnjak Studios, Zagreb

            City museum Sibenik, International Children’s Festival, Croatia

            Palmizana, St. Klement island, Hvar, Croatia

            Ruzic Gallery, Tvrdjava, Slavonski Brod, Croatia

2008    City museum Rovinj, St. Thomas Gallery, Croatia

            City museum Labin, Croatia

2009    SC Gallery, Zagreb

2010    Archaeological Museum Osijek, Croatia

2011    City museum Pozega, Croatia

            Waldinger Gallery, Osijek, Croatia

2012    Greta Gallery, Zagreb

            Croatian Natural History Museum, Zagreb

            Bozidar Jakac Gallery, Kostanjevica, Slovenia

2013    MMC Luka and Galerija Anex, Pula, Croatia

2015    Kranjcar Gallery (with Marija Ujevic), Zagreb

            City museum Rovinj, Croatia

            Makarska Cultural summer, Croatia

2016    Nick Art and Design Gallery, Pecs, Hungary

            Kláster Zlata Koruna, Ceský Krumlov, Chech Republic

            Greta Gallery, Zagreb

2017    Flora Gallery, Dubrovnik, Croatia

2018    Greta Gallery, Zagreb

            City Museum Kočevje, Slovenia

 

Group exhibitions (selection)

1991    Young Croatian Artists, Karas Gallery Salon, Zagreb, Croatia

1992    Youth Salon, Glyptoteqhue HAZU, Zagreb

1993    Zagreb Salon, Gradec Plateau, Zagreb

            XXXIII Annale, Porec, Croatia

1993    5th Trienniale of Croatian Sculpture, Gliptoteka HAZU, Zagreb  

            Miroslav Kraljevic Gallery, Zagreb

1994    5th Trienniale of Croatian Sculpture, Gliptoteka HAZU, Zagreb

1995    30th Zagreb Salon, Zagreb

            Tracce di Grafica Croata, Torino, Italy

            Comics Salon, Vinkovci, Croatia

1996    Trienniale of Drawing, Zagreb

            Otok Gallery, annual exhibition of SCCA, Dubrovnik, Croatia

            DDDA, CEKAO Gallery, Zagreb

            Youth Salon, Gliptoteka HAZU, Zagreb

            Modernita-Progetto, Palazzo Bricherasio, Torino, Italy

1997    Trienniale of Croatian Sculpture, Glyptoteqhue HAZU, Zagreb

            Painters’ Colony of Rovinj, City Museum, Croatia

            Earth Day, Club of Architects, Zagreb, Croatia

1998    Festival 98, Mainz, Germany

            Theater play “Ladomir Faktura, Cankarjev Dom”, Ljubljana, Slovenia

1999    Break 21, Rog Eactory, Ljubljana, Slovenia

            Palazzo Mignoti, Ortona, Italy

            Triennial of Drawing, Zagreb, Croatia

2000    A New Beginning, SC Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia

            Momiano OO festival, Istria, Croatia

            Galzenica Gallery, Velika Gorica, Croatia

            Triennale of Croatian Sculpture, Glyptoteqhue HAZU, Zagreb

2001    Contemporary Croatian Art, The Brewery Project, Los Angeles, USA

            Sculpture, Skopje, Macedonia

            26th Youth Salon, Zagreb Trade Fair, Croatia

            Contemporary Croatian Ceramics, Koprivnica City Museum, Croatia

2002    Contemporary Croatian Art, Ravenna, Italy

            Janos Sugar Studio, Budapest, Hungary

            Human-nature, Traffo, Budapest, Hungary

            Skopje Film Festival, Multimedia, Skopje, Macedonia

            Local/Global, Koprivnica City Museum, Croatia

            Croatian Film Days, Kinoteka, Zagreb

            Burning Coals 2: Ashes, City museum Bjelovar, Croatia

            Palazzo dei Consoli, Gubbio, Italy

            Human/Nature, Slavonski Brod City Museum, Croatia

            Utopia Travel (Kairo, Beirut, Istanbul, Sofija, Skopje, Belgrade, Sarajevo, Graz…)

            Contemporary Croatian Photography, Amsterdam, Nederlands

            The Unadapted, Kunstlerhaus Betanien, Berlin, Germany

            Young Croatian Atists, Schönbrunn, Orangerie, Vienna, Austria

2003    Much to much, Art pavilion, Zagreb

            Sociability, Slavonski Brod, Croatia

            Cite des arts, Paris, France

2004    Bad art, VN Gallery, Zagreb

2005    Tie Challenge, Pretoria, Johannesburg, South Africa

            Vinorell, National Library, Dubrovnik, Croatia

            Two coasts, Galeria Civica d’arte Contemporanea di Termoli, Italy

            Retrospective of Croatian Video Art – Insert, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb

            Back to the future, 40 years of SC Gallery, Zagreb

2006    Sacred art in Croatia, Klovicevi Dvori Gallery, Zagreb

            Retrospective of video works KMRF, MM Centar, Zagreb

            Retrospective of Croatian video art – Insert, Museum of contemporary art, Mali salon, Rijeka, Croatia

            Tie Challenge, Krakow, Gdansk (Poland), Berlin (Germany), Sofia (Bulgaria), Vienna (Austria)

            Art colony Rovinj, City museum Rovinj, Croatia

            Days of Croatian Film, Cinema SC, Zagreb

            Shifting ground, West Coast, Ireland

            Etno-natura, SC, Zagreb

            Faux mouvment, Centre d’Art Cotemporain, Metz, France

            Vienna biennale, Plattform-raum fur kunst, Vienna, Austria

2007    10 years of  MMC & 40 years of Palach club, Museum of Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croatia

            Videorats, Video feastival, Celje, Slovenia

            Universality of museum objects, Post Museum, Zagreb

            Films by young authors, Izidor Krsnjavi Gallery, Zagreb

            Op.Art -quisisana Urban Culture Festival, Opatija, Croatia

            Return of the Lost Generation, Izidor Krsnjavi Gallery, Zagreb

            Art and Crime, Museum of Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croatia

            Rehab, Balen Gallery, Slavonski Brod, Croatia

2008    Labor Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

            Rotonda a mare di Senigallia, Italy

            Ooooze festival, Lazareti, Dubrovnik, Croatia

            Art colony Rovinj, City museum Rovinj, Croatia

            Truth and forgery (Red Peristil), Diocletian’s basements, Split, Croatia

            Boys & their toys, SC Gallery, Zagreb

            Sculpture workshop Zemlja, Vinkovci, Croatia

            Juraj’s cathedral, St. Krsevan Gallery, Sibenik, Croatia

            Vinorell, Atelier Lučko, Zagreb

            Slavonian bienalle, Gallery of Fine Arts, Osijek, Croatia

2009    Zagrebi festival, Club Mocvara, Zagreb

            Arrival in inheritance, St. Dominik Church and City Lodge, Zadar, Croatia

            Zagorje triennale, City museum Krapina, Croatia

            Surduk festival, Suza, Croatia

            Poster exhibition “Blow”, Tonciceva street, Split, Croatia

            Art colony Rovinj, City museum Rovinj, Croatia         

            X Triennale of Croatian Sculpture, Glyptoteqhue HAZU, Zagreb

2010    DDDDA, Oroslavlje Castle, Croatia

            1+1, Kazamat Gallery, Osijek, Croatia

            The Residents, Caesar Gallery, Olomouc, Czech Republic

            Tenda Gialla, culture camp, Pogon Jedinstvo, Zagreb

            Slavonian bienalle, Gallery of Fine Arts, Osijek, Croatia

2011    T-ht award, Museum of contemporary art, Zagreb

            Pop-art is not dead, Klovićevi dvori Gallery, Zagreb

            Sculpture, Kazamat Gallery, Osijek, Croatia

            Watercolor colony Sava, Art Salon Vladimir Becic, Slavonski Brod, Croatia

            Art colony Rovinj, City museum Rovinj

            Miniatures, Novi dvori, Zapresic, Croatia       

            50th Anniversary Sculpture Symposium Forma Viva, Lamut’s salon, Kostanjevica, Slovenia

            International exhibition of drawings, Galeria Mouraria, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

            From sculpture to confession, Klovicevi dvori Gallery, Zagreb

            Art & food, Ateliers Zitnjak, Zagreb

            Zagreb residents with Slovenian roots, University Library, Maribor, Slovenia

            Kalokaghatia/Eros Kalos, Jogurt Gallery, Medika, Zagreb

            Dimensions of humor, Kazamat Gallery, Osijek, Croatia

            New Year exhibition, Greta Gallery, Zagreb

2012    Presern’s day, Slovenian center, Zagreb

            Dimensions of humor, Diocletian’s basements, Split, Croatia

            XI triennal of Croatian Sculpture, Glyptoteqhue HAZU, Zagreb

            Art colony Rovinj, City museum Rovinj       

            Miniatures, Novi dvori, Zapresic, Croatia       

            Summer exhibition, Greta Gallery, Zagreb

            Dimensions of humor, MMC Luka, Pula, Croatia

            Art colony Paradizo, Paradizo Gallery, Rab, Croatia

            50th Anniversary Sculpture Symposium Forma Viva, Ravne na Koroskem Museum, Slovenia

            Watercolor on the scaffold, Skurjeni Museum, Zapresic, Croatia

            Dimensions of humor, Klovicevi dvori, Zagreb

            Slavonian bienalle, Gallery of Fine Arts, Osijek

            Mediamorphosis, Kazamat Gallery, Osijek

2013    Zagreb salon, Home of The Croatian Association of Visual Artists, Zagreb

            Art colony Rovinj, City museum Rovinj

            Dog in Croatian visual art from XI century to now days, Prica Gallery, Samobor, Croatia

            2rd Bienalle of Painting, Home of The Croatian Association of Visual Artists, Zagreb

            53rd Porec Annale, Istrian parliament hall, Poreč, Croatia

            Line volume, Kazamat Gallery, Osijek

2014    Art colony Rovinj, City museum Rovinj

            Have a HeArt, Kranjcar Gallery, Zagreb

2015    Live coal 3, City Museum Djurdjevac, Croatia

            Live coal 3, Gallery center Varazdin, Croatia

            7th Zagorje Salon, City Museum Krapina, Croatia

            Art colony Rovinj, City Museum Rovinj

            XI Trienniale of Croatian Sculpture, Glyptoteqhue HAZU, Zagreb

           3rd Bienalle of Painting, Home of The Croatian Association of Visual Artists, Zagreb

           Cravat challenge, Europian parlament, Strasbourg, France         

           School day, AŽ Gallery, Zagreb

           Animation movies in School for Aplied Arts, Izidor Krsnjavi Gallery, Zagreb

2016   Private and public, Obrvan Garden, Metkovic, Croatia

           Art colony Rovinj, City Museum Rovinj    

           Insect sounds – the orchestra of the smallest, Croatian Natural History Museum, Zagreb

           Sljin, City Museum Djurdjevac, Croatia

           Border area, Dioklecian Palace Basements, Split, Croatia

2017   T-ht Award, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb

           Salon of Contemporary Sacral Art, Milesi palace, Split

           Art colony Rovinj, City museum Rovinj       

           Osijek Academy of Arts in Pecs, Nador Gallery, Hungary

           Marianska Gallery, Ceske Budjevice, Chech Republic

2018   Insect sounds – the orchestra of the smallest, City Museum Pozega, Croatia

           Non-aligned, Lauba Gallery, Zagreb

           5th Croatian trienanale of Drawing, Croatian Academy of Sciencies and Arts, Zagreb

           Soccer in Croatian painting, Gallery Dulcic Pulitika Masle, Dubrovnik

            Art colony Rovinj, City Museum Rovinj 

 

Public sculptures

1995    The Portal, Sixta Castle Park, Jakovlje, Croatia

1997    Monument for dead soldiers, Trnje, Zagreb, Croatia

1998    The Pomegranate, Sucuraj, Hvar island, Croatia

2000    Way of the Cross, Stari trg ob Kolpi, Slovenia

2001    The Whale, Jarun lake, Zagreb

2004    Singulinac, Srebrnjak, Zagreb

2010    The Walrus, Arena Zagreb

2010    The Lamb, Arena Zagreb

2013    Goodness, Forma Viva, Kostanjevica, Slovenia

2012    The seed, Trausdorf an der Wulka, Austria

2014    Neandertal man I, Krapina, Croatia

2015    Neandertal man II, Sveti Križ Začretje, Croatia

2018    Monument to a Happy Chilhood, Kocevje, Slovenia

 

Awards

1993     2nd prize at the Skulptura competition in Lipik, Croatia

1997     Award for Young Artist,  Art colony Rovinj, City Museum Rovinj, Croatia

2001     First prize at the Youth Salon in Zagreb, Croatia

2010     2nd prize at the Residents video competition, Caesar Gallery, Olomouc, Czech Republic

2012     Special tribute of Jury, XI Triennal of Croatian Sculpture, Glyptoteqhue HAZU, Zagreb

2014     Award for best Artist, Art colony Rovinj, City Museum Rovinj

2015     7th Zagorje Salon Grand Prix, City museum of Krapina, Croatia