Wednesday, 9 February 2022

Tara Stanić Will Exhibit Her Artwork at the Lauba Gallery on February 10th

February 9, 2022 - Lauba's project cycle "Send on" continues with exhibitions of works by young authors, and this time hosts the artist Tara Stanić. The opening of the exhibition ''Only Dreams'' will take place on Thursday, February 10, at 19:00.

The exhibition cycle "Send on" of the House for People and Art Lauba, in which young authors have the opportunity to present themselves to the public, continues on Thursday, February 10, with the exhibition "Only Dreams" by Tara Stanić, reports Večernji List.

''In these works, I transfer my own dreams into reality by focusing on the atmosphere and emotion I had at that moment'', mentioned Stanić in the announcement of the exhibition.


Tara Stanić/

''I wake up from sleep with an intense feeling that accompanies me through the morning and day. In the process of waking up, I remember situations, dialogues, and emotions from dreams, and sometimes I try to discern what they were with difficulty. To prevent dreams from fading from memory, I write them down. However, certain dreams are etched in my memory for years. I am fascinated by the way dreams intertwine with each other, and how detailed and vivid they are in their unreality. I draw inspiration from their apparent incoherence, meaning, my own thoughts, dialogue, and their bizarreness. In these works, I translate my own dreams into reality by focusing on the atmosphere and emotion I had at the time'',  says Stanić about her work.


Tara Stanić/

Tara Stanić was born in Zagreb in 1998 and graduated from the School of Applied Arts and Design in Zagreb. She is a student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb at the Department of Fine Arts, majoring in graphics in the class of Professor Igor Čabraja (second year of graduate studies). Through graphics, illustration, comics, and painting, she explores the grotesque, the fantastic, alienation, and loneliness. Using narration, imaginary monsters and the dream realm combine the unusual, the creepy, and the witty. She has participated in group exhibitions in Zagreb (ALU, 2018-21) and Antwerp (Royal Academy of Fine Arts 2019, TICK TACK Gallery, 2020) where she has been part of the Erasmus + program (2019).

You can find in the map below the address and location of the House for People and Art Lauba.

Admission to the exhibition is free, and it is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m, and all prescribed epidemiological measures will be followed.

You can find more information about Tara's event in the official Facebook event.

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Monday, 15 November 2021

Croatian Painter Krupa Awarded in Tokyo by the ICCPS

November 15, 2021 - Renowned Croatian painter Krupa was awarded the 'New Ink-Painting Art Award' for the work 'Kupa river in Ladešići' by the ICCPS in Tokyo, Japan.

An academic painter and an honorary doctor of modern ink painting Alfred Freddy Krupa (1971-) as an invited author was awarded the 'New Ink-Painting Art Award' for the work 'Kupa river in Ladešići' according to the decision of the jury of the International Society for Ink Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting (ICCPS) based in Tokyo, Japan.

In 2019, the 'Kupa in Ladešići' brought the Croatian painter Krupa the 'Grand Prize' and the title 'Artist of the Month' (, Dallas / TX /, USA).

All invited/awarded artists will be presented at the online exhibition (10th International Exhibition of Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting) which will be available from 15 to 21 November 2021. This exhibition is traditionally physically held every year in China, but this time it is organized online due to well-known exceptional circumstances. It should be emphasized that this is Krupa's third award in Asia. He was previously awarded twice in China (2013 / ICCPS Special Advisory Award / and 2018 / 1st place in the competition on the occasion of the Chinese Year of the Dog).





In addition, in 2017 he received another award in the form of recognition of the title 'Master of Watercolorists' by the International Watercolor Society - Hong Kong.

In 1996 he was the author of the Manifesto of the New Ink Art Movement, and in 1998 he received a postgraduate research scholarship from the Government of Japan as the first Croatian academic painter, and in the fall/winter of 1998/1999. conducted at Tokyo Gakugei University.

Since 2012, he has been an elected member of the International Society for Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting, North American Branch. He becomes a member by inviting the artist and formally receiving the founder after the person is nominated by other managers (directors of branches) in the company.


In 2014, the Zagreb ITG published the monograph 'Alfred Freddy Krupa', and the painter himself is the author of a number of published texts and several books.

One of his inks, "Neo - Minimalism, 2013 ", is in the TATE Gallery, Special Library Collection, and avant-garde work from the same art movement "The original artwork - Modern ink painting, what is it ?", is at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA, Manhattan Artist Book Collection). The Silesian Museum in Katowice (Poland) also acquired two works for its collection.


According to the 'General Lexicon of Artists' (Berlin, 2020), Krupa is the most important European artist in the segment of modern ink painting, and the British 'Aesthetica' (2019) describes him as a 'pioneer of modern ink painting for which he gained international recognition.'

At the beginning of 2019, Croatian painter Krupa was included in the TOP 10 Modern ink shower painters by

After a long series of awards and recognitions, the year 2021 began for him with “1. World Award in Painting 'and the title' Artist of the Year 2020 at the 13th International Art Festival' Interartia 'organized by the International Art Academy & Society ', Volos, Greece.

In the same style, it ends with this award in Japan.

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