Ivan Gračner

Belgrade, Serbia

Ivan Gračner, born in 1975, in Kruševac, Serbia, is a world renowned sculptor and winner of multiple international awards. He has partaken in group as well as solo exhibitions and has carried out over ten public works. He is both a member of ULUS and ULUPUDS art associations.

Selected Solo Exhibitions


2003. National museum, Trstenik-Serbia

Group Exhibitions


Since 2002, Iven Gracner has participated in more then 100 group exhibitions and biennials in Serbia, Montenegro, Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Bulgaria and France.

Sculptures in Open Spaces


Memorial of the Warrior, Trstenik, 2003.

Education


2002. Bachelors Degree, University of Arts in Belgrade,
Faculty of Applied Arts-sculpture department,

2010. Masters Degree, University of Arts in Belgrade,
Faculty of Applied Arts-sculpture department,

Recognitions, Awards and Prizes


2005 Prix Special, Salon SNBA Carrousel du Louvre,



Artist Statement

My work employs a Minimalist vernacular in the creation of monolithic and expressive forms. Using rustic and industrial materials, including wood and various metals, I am able to combine contrasting textures and surfaces. My forms vary, and can include the rigidity of Minimalism with the fluidity found in Constantin Brancusi’s oeuvre. I also incorporate color, creating unique instances of bare industrial materials juxtaposed with painted surfaces, similar to works by John Chamberlain.

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