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CURRICULUM VITAE 

After obtaining the MA in graphic arts from the Academy of Fine Arts of the University of Zagreb, she also completed the Postgraduate studies of painting at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Ivana Gagić Kičinbači has continuously been engaged in printmaking and has had many solo and group exhibitions in Croatia and abroad. She is a member of the Croatian Association of Visual Artists (HDLU) and a member of The Association of Print Scholars (APS). She works as an assistant professor at The Faculty of Teacher Education as well as the Catholic Faculty of Theology of the University of Zagreb.

 

FROM STATEMENT

“I am continuously focused on printmaking as the most rewarding means of expressing the essential. Through my works, I explore the interplay between the spiritual and the material by setting before the observer an interactive task of understanding the segments of the whole. The symbolism of darkness and light or light andshadow is highly important for my work. Thecompositions include different structures, rangingfrom soft and intuitive shapes to compactgeometrical forms. With their setup and shape,the prints indicate the symbolism of life cyclesthat achieve their beginning, course and endthrough matter.”

 

ABOUT

“Her works captivate with their subtlety of diffuse light, attentiveness of performance, layered meaning, rendering the entire network of existence and evanescence, degradation and genesis, while everything is reflected in hyper-aestheticised motifs of minimalist formal visual and artistic elements. They simply become and remain permanent symbols of the zeitgeist. The works, in absence of figures and "saturated" content, reflect mystical, spiritual and extremely personal experiences of the world, life, man and nature, illustrated on a symbolic level.”

Asst. Prof. Enes Quien, PhD /Academy of Fine Arts of the University of Zagreb

CURRICULUM VITAE 

After obtaining the MA in graphic arts from the Academy of Fine Arts of the University of Zagreb, she also completed the Postgraduate studies of painting at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Ivana Gagić Kičinbači has continuously been engaged in printmaking and has had many solo and group exhibitions in Croatia and abroad. She is a member of the Croatian Association of Visual Artists (HDLU) and a member of The Association of Print Scholars (APS). She works as an Assistant professor at The Faculty of Teacher Education as well as the Catholic Faculty of Theology of the University of Zagreb.

FROM STATEMENT

“I am continuously focused on printmaking as the most rewarding means of expressing the essential. Through my works, I explore the interplay between the spiritual and the material by setting before the observer an interactive task of understanding the segments of the whole. The symbolism of darkness and light or light and shadow is highly important for my work. The compositions include different structures, ranging from soft and intuitive shapes to compact geometrical forms. With their setup and shape, the prints indicate the symbolism of life cycles that achieve their beginning, course and end through matter.”

ABOUT

“Her works captivate with their subtlety of diffuse light, attentiveness of performance, layered meaning, rendering the entire network of existence and evanescence, degradation and genesis, while everything is reflected in hyper-aestheticised motifs of minimalist formal visual and artistic elements. They simply become and remain permanent symbols of the zeitgeist. The works, in absence of figures and "saturated" content, reflect mystical, spiritual and extremely personal experiences of the world, life, man and nature, illustrated on a symbolic level.”

Asst. Prof. Enes Quien, PhD / Academy of Fine Arts of the University of Zagreb