Igor Grubic

1969 · Croatia

Artist biography

Igor Grubic is seen as an established mid-career artist, who was born in Croatia, like other celebrated artists such as Goran Trbuljak, Tomislav Gotovac, Darija Jelincic, Vlado Martek, and Dubravka Vidović. Igor Grubic was born in 1969.

About Igor Grubic's work

Igor Grubic is famous for creating conceptual work. Conceptual art is arguably not as clear and easily defined as other art movements, and can often spark intense reactions in the viewers. By nature, Conceptualism puts an emphasis on the strategies and research that go into the creation, making the concept of an artwork its most essential feature, rather than the actual finished product. Although the movement emerged in the mid 1960s, simultaneously across Europe and America, its founder Marcel Duchamp had paved the way back in 1917, with his controversial artwork Fontaine. Conceptual art rejects the traditional mediums, and tries to place the artwork in the realm of ideas - rather than that of material objects. Some of the most prominent figures of Conceptualism include artists such as Sol LeWitt, Lawrence Weiner and Yoko Ono.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Igor Grubic is represented by two galleries, Laveronica arte contemporanea and NOME in Berlin, Italy and Germany respectively. Igor Grubic's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Traces of Disappearing at Laveronica arte contemporanea in Modica, Italy. The exhibition was open from 16 August 2019 until 06 December 2019.

Further Biographical Context for Igor Grubic

Born in 1969, Igor Grubic was predominantly influenced by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the 1980s was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. influential art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti started to gain prominence, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

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