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Nikolas Pfanner | Time Out Croatia

Croatian painter Stipan Tadić returns to Zagreb for new exhibition

One of Croatia's hottest painters has a new show in Zagreb running until February 5

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Nikolas Pfanner

For a small country, Croatia has a cultural scene that punches way above its weight. Examples include globally influential artists such as modernist sculptor Ivan Meštrović, and up and comers like award-winning filmmaker Juraj Lerotić and the painter Stipan Tadić.

Tadić is one of the rising stars in the Croatian visual arts scene. His moody but vibrant cityscapes expose a clear authorial voice, where dynamic and colourful human figures and shimmering distant lights contrast with gloomy streets. His out-of-balance and expressionist style uniquely combines emphasised lines of perspective with flat but deeply coloured textures. 

Recently returned to Croatia from a residence in New York, the artist now has his work being shown in his home country again after his long exile. Titled The Apple Shrinking18 urban scenes are on view until February 5 at the Josip Račić Gallery beside Cvjetni trg in central Zagreb. For more details, see the gallery website

Address: Margaretska ulica 3. Open: Mon-Fri 11am-7pm, Sat-Sun 10am-1pm. Admission: €6.50.

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