Danijel Srdarev (born in Šibenik, Croatia on 13 August 1981) academic artist.
Invariant / Danijel Srdarev
Four interactive installations brought by the cycle "Invariant" are monumental portraits functioning as a picture within a picture, or more precisely, a jigsaw portrait on the graphic wallpaper surface. The static element of the surface holds a heart in the middle, which is a visual starting point with firstly created figure which could be repeated by dynamic expansion of the installation: upper portrait which is done in an artistic way is repeated in the form of the square segments that are portable, removable and could be fixed on the surface at its own discretion, passing the way form the passive reconstruction "throughout the model" according to individual interpretations through a completely new composition. Spiritual atmosphere of the portraits called; "Kafka", "A theatre with a curtain has vanished!", "Lucid dreaming" and "Three steps through the wood (or a trilogy of an escape) " creates Srdarev's recognizable way to create the atmospheric shield of meaning around his works, doing so with litteral- artistic reminescences which are often recognizable from the titles themselves. Already mentioned Kafka, Van Gogh or Oscar Mazerath are in some way guides, that is, figures demanding understanding, level creation and definition of the fields of intrests However, that presence should not be considered as a literal interpretation. Its immersion into the collection of motives seen through the eyes of the artist is actually universal, smart doubble filter through which the artist himself filtrates the world, followed by the creation enables the world, seen through the eyes of the individual, to filtrate the message of the artist. At the same time, every message leaving the individual, gets very easily missinterpreted creating the figures which have exceeded its litteral shape becoming common symbols of human search, but in the meantime we are at a quite safe teritory offering a shelter from deviation. Things that are characteristic for the researchers, innate to the creatures predetermined to grow, open all the ideas and lead to the resurrection and change of the traditional point of view into its own variations of truth conception. At the same time, the interactive element of the game (the individual participates by his/hers conceptions) is a withness of the desire to make the message more closer to the public. The message invites the public into a more intimate area of portrait construction and its understanding. If we look at these four works we are able to feel the rythm and messages of every single one of them. The works are made of sofisticated and profound conception, using art language. Those parts, untouchable for the man, are transcending the body as its fisical reality. All portraits radiate with its strong spiritual qualities and they grow into contemporary icons of selfconsciousness. The figures are simplified, as a protest, in order to transmit thier preoccupations more strongly. They represent the man living his own idea without mask. The relation between the portrait and the wallpaper is close; the surface transmits the atmosphere which enables the revealing of the nature's mind and its emotive tension. Sanja Mra - Vukman …Read More
Graduated in 2007 at the Art Academy in Zagreb in the class of prof. Zlatko Keser. He is into graphics, painting, sculpture (installations), and illustrations since 2001. Awarded with Rector's Award, administered by the University of Zagreb (2005) and of Top Stipend (2006). He has participated in more than fifty group exhibitions in Croatia and aboard (New York, Tokyo, Amsterdam, The Hague, Bratislava, Belgrade, Maribor, Leipzig, Bitola, etc.) Presented his work at nine solo exhibitions. He has olso participated in varius projects and workshops, as well as several joint projects with other artist. He published four illustrated books for children and illustrations in different publications (magazines, books, annual reports, catalogues, etc.) and CD cover illustrations. Winner of the LITTLE PRINCE medallion at the exhibition Andersen the Storyteller. He is a member of the HDLU ( Croatian assciation of artists ) Croatian Association of Visual Artist (ULUPUH) and the association of artist More from Vodice. Lives and works in Zagreb.
AWARDS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 2008. Graphis Gold Award Graphis Poster Annual '08/'09. (s M. Bagi dizajn studio KO:KE kreativna farma), New York, USA The Undiscover Letter ADC Young Guns, Moleskine and Lettera 27 (s M. Bagi i L. Kovaevi) - finalisti, Art Directors Club, New York, USA 100 WINERS - Step annual design Danijel Srdarev - Theater of drawings / Crtei (s Bili-Muller dizajn studiom, D. Bili i T. Muller), USA 2006. Top stipendija 2005. Rektorova nagrada Sveuilita u Zagrebu Plaketa "MALI PRINC" na izlobi "Andersen bajkoviti", BiH 2004-2005. Pohvala vijea Akademije likovnih umjetnosti u Zagrebu 2004. Nagrada za rad Prostor za urbane spavae, Pasionska batina, Zagreb 2002-2003. Pohvala vijea Akademije likovnih umjetnosti u Zagrebu 2002-2006. Dravna stipendija Ministarstva znanosti obrazovanja i porta
SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2008. Invarijanta, Galerija sv. Krevana, ibenik Hodnik nastanjen antropomorfima, Galerija CEKAO, Zagreb ajanke na svjetioniku (s M. Paali), Zagreb tower, Zagreb 2007. Theater of Drawings / Crtei, Galerija Krii Roban, Zagreb ajanke na svjetioniku, Art Meneghello 21, Hvar, Palmiana 2006. Tri koraka kroz umu (ili trilogija bijega), Porart Gallery, Prosika 2005. Pria iz vrta, Klub studenata SC, Zagreb Pria iz vrta, Galerija Madrigal, ibenik Varijete, Crkva sv Kria, Vodice Dobitnici Rektorove nagrade, Galerija VN, Zagreb
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2008. Zgraf 10, Dom HDLU, Zagreb The Undiscover Letter, ADC Gallery, New York, USA Drugi hrvatski biennale ilustracije, Galerija Klovievi dvori, Zagreb ivot ilustracije, Galerija ULUPUH, Zagreb 2007. Umjetnici Jurjevoj katedrali, Galerija sv. Krevana, ibenik Izloba nagraivanih studenata 5+ (1997. - 2007.), Gliptoteka HAZU, Zagreb 44. Zlatno pero, 9. Meunarodni bijenale ilustracije, Galerija Progres, Beograd 44. Zlatno pero, 9. Meunarodni bijenale ilustracije, Galerija suvremene umjetnosti, Ni Homage to the inner wings (unutarnjim krilima), Porart Gallery, Prosika 2006. International Triennial of Graphic Art, Institute and Museum, Bitola 04. DAAK, Galerija Koprivnica, Koprivnica 46. meunarodni djeji festival (s Andreom Petrlik - Huseinovi), ibenik 40. zagrebaki salon, Gliptoteka HAZU, Zagreb Exhibition of Hats and Wearable Objects (suradnja sa Stashom Chimbur), Patent Office, Den Haag; Gallery Haagse Kunstkring, Den Haag; Amsterdam Prvi hrvatski biennale ilustracije, Galerija Klovievi dvori, Zagreb Magdalena, 8th International Festival of Creative Communication, Maribor - 35, izloba ilustracija, Bologna, Sarajevo, Podgorica, Leipzig Izloba plakata studenata umjetnosti, Andersen Bajkoviti - 200 godina Hansa Christiana Andersena, Gradska knjiara, Podgorica Novi lanovi ULUPUH-a, Galerija ULUPUH, Zagreb 2005. Exhibition of Hats and Wearable Objects (suradnja sa Stashom Chimbur), Galerija Dubrovaka kua, Dubrovnik test!6 - razotkrivanje, Galerija PU, Zagreb Pasionska batina, Galerija Kristofor Stankovi, Zagreb BIB Japan 2004. (excellent artist), Nara Prefecture Art Museum, Nara City, Nara Prefecture, Tokyo; The Akita Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; Chiba City Art Museum, Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture, Tokyo, Japan Bajkoviti Hans Christian Andersen, Narodno pozorite Tuzla, BiH Izloba unikatnih odjevnih predmeta oslikanih ilustracijama (suradnja sa Stashom Chimbur), Galerija ULUPUH, Zagreb 43. zlatno pero Beograda, 8. meunarodni bijenale ilustracije, Galerija Progres, Beograd - 35, (Zagrebaki velesajam Interliber, Galerija ULUPUH), Zagreb 2004. Otokultivator, Galerija Movara, Zagreb Pasionska batina, Galerija Kristofor Stankovi, Zagreb Smotra sveuilita, izloba studenata grafikog odjela ALU, Galerija SC, Zagreb Festival leteih grafika 01, Vrbnik SC VELESAJAMCOOLTURE, Galerija PU, Zagreb BIB Japan 2004. (excellent artist), (Japan National Committee for BIB/JBBY (Japanese Board on Books for Young People) representing Organizing Committee for "BIB Japan 2004."), Urawa Art Museum, Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture, Tokyo, Japan Izloba hrvatske ilustracije za djecu i mlade (Zagrebai velesajam, Interliber, Galerija ULUPUH), Zagreb 2003/2004. 42. zlatno pero Beograda, 7. meunarodni bijenale ilustracije, Galerija Progres, Beograd 2003. Pasionska batina, Galerija Kristofor Stankovi, Zagreb Otokultivator, Galerija Movara, Zagreb 19. bijenale ilustracije Bratislava, Bratislava 2002. Pasionska batina, Galerija Kristofor Stankovi, Zagreb