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Izvor Pende

Abstract Art

February 5, 2021

Izvor Pende is a Croatian contemporary artist whose painting style changed from figurative expression to his individual fictitious subject abstraction. Upon realizing something was missing from figuration, he decided to make a radical change, continuing his career in a completely new direction. However, the transition was not as smooth as he would have wanted. In the first year, he created a small series of works in which the figuration was still visible. The artist understood he needed to change everything in his working process and detach himself from his sphere of safety. Over the next several years, Pende’s style evolved from abstract images and spatial compositions to “recent images in which the repetition of certain forms are transferred to other works which result in a specific fictional construction.” The artist began studying sculpture in 1996 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb before moving to Germany to study painting at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, receiving his degree in 2002 under Professors Karin Rissa and Markus Lupertz and his master’s degree in 2005. Izvor Pende lives and works in Dubrovnik.