Sebastijan Dračić

Sebastijan Dračić

Sebastijan Dračić was born in 1980 in Zagreb where he graduated in painting from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in 2006. So far he has presented his work in numerous solo and group exhibitions both at home and abroad (Croatia, Austria, Germany, Poland, China, Italy). The artist also participated in a residential art program in Vienna. He has received various awards, two of them being the best young artist awards given by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb. He is a member of the Croatian Association of Artists (HDLU) and an assistant at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb.

The works of Sebastijan Dračić, one of the most prominent artist of the new Croatian generation, captivate us with their magical beauty, and by being on the border between reality and imagination, they draw the observer into their supernatural spaces of nameless reality. His artwork covers various subjects—empty interiors, night forest landscapes, depictions of destroyed and abandoned buildings, green forests. The space in his paintings is almost always depicted without an end and without the presence of the human figure, thus referring to the infinity and inaccessibility of the horizon, while not neglecting the transience of human existence in relation to infinity. In his works the artist is analyzing the modern civilization; he is interested in the destiny of mankind in today’s estranged world. Sebastijan Dračić’s works are on the boundary between the reality and illusion, dreams and reality.

Selected solo exhibitions
2015. “Unseen”, Greta Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia
2015. “No limit”, Winarts Gallery & Zen Contemporary Art Gallery, La Biblioteca Umanistica, Milano, Italy
2014. “Gray”, Kranjcar Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia
2011. “The beginning and the end of the world”, Marisall Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia
2010. “Every man for himself”, SC Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia
2007. “8 X 8”, SC Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia
2007. “Interiors”, Vladimir Filakovac Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia

Selected group exhibitions
2016. “Junge kunst aus Kroatien”, Galerie Maringer, St. Polten, Austria
2016. “(re)thinking Space&Place”, Flottmann-Hallen, Herne, Germany
2016. “Exporting Zagreb”, National Museum Gdansk, Poland
2015. “Silences”, NHOW, Milano, Italy
2015. 3. Biennale of Painting, HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia
2015. “Nepokorena šuma i Radovan Ivšić”, Museum of Contemporary art Zagreb, Croatia
2015. “2nd CEE Countries Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Ningbo Museum of Art, Ningbo, China
2014. “Better than reality”, Zuccato Gallery, Poreč, Croatia
2014. “Have a heART”, Kranjcar Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia
2014. “Danube dialogues”, Serbian Academy of Science and Arts, Novi Sad, Serbia
2014. Erste Fragmenti Ten Editions, HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia
2014. T-HT Award, Museum of contemporary art Zagreb, Croatia
2013. 53. Annale “Art must be beautiful”, Istrian assembly Hall, Poreč, Croatia
2013. 2nd Biennale of Painting, HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia
2013. “Only a number”, Museum Lytke Gallery, Leipzig, Germany
2013. Apathy, Klović Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia
2013. Apathy, Museum of contemporary art Istria, Pula, Croatia
2013. One sided story, HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia
2013. Boilling point 2, Zagreb, Croatia
2013. Rundgang, Spinnerei, Leipzig, Germany
2012. 31th Youth Salon, HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia
2011. “The Other Reality: Croatian emerging painters”, Künstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria
2011. 1st Biennale of Painting, HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia
2011. “Tertium organum”, St Donat, Zadar, Croatia
2011. T-HT Award, Museum of contemporary art Zagreb, Croatia
2010. “Tu smo 2” Museum of contemporary art Istria, Pula, Croatia
2010. 30th Youth Salon, HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia
2010. 45th Zagreb Salon, HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia
2010. “I Avoid Places Where I’m Expected”, Galženica Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia
2009. “Grenzenlos”, Exhibition for the 20th anniversary of KulturKontakt Austria, Museum of Modern and Contemporary art Rijeka, Croatia
2009. Croatian selection for 14. Biennale of young artists from Europe and Mediterranean, Museum of modern and contemporary art Rijeka, Croatia
2009. 14 th Biennale of young artists from Europe and Mediterranean, National Gallery, Skopje, Macedonia
2009. “A tribute to the Baroque”, 49 th annale, Istrian assembly Hall, Poreč, Croatia
2009. Artists in Residence 2009, ArtPoint Gallery, Vienna, Austria
2008. “New fragments 5”, Barrel Gallery, HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia
2008. “New fragments 5”, Museum of modern and contemporary art, Rijeka, Croatia
2008. “Tu smo” Museum of contemporary art Istra, Pula, Croatia
2008. “Nemam karticu za bodove” WHW Start, Nova Gallery, Zagreb,Croatia

Artist-in-residence program
2012. “One-sided Story”, Spinnerei, Leipzig, Germany
2009. KulturKontakt Austria, Vienna, Austria

Grants
2012. The Pollock-Krasner Foundation

Art Fairs
2015. Affordable Art Fair, Milano, Zen Contemporary Art Gallery

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