Danijela Pičuljan is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics (IAC), Geneva, the Croatian Freelance Artists' Association (HZSU) and a member of Croatian Association of Artists of Applied Arts (ULUPUH), where she is the president of the Section for Ceramics, Porcelain and Glass from 2014 to 2020. She held twelve solo exhibitions, participated in several international art symposia, numerous international juried exhibitions in Croatia and abroad.More
Snježana Pokos-Vujec is a member of HZSU Croatian Freelance Artists’ Association and ULUPUH Croatian Association of Applied arts, where she is president of Ceramics, porcelain and glass section since 2020. Graduated on Faculty of economics, Zagreb, Croatia in 1990. She held two solo exhibitions, more than twenty group exhibitions, participated in a few international symposiums and residencies, group projects, organized domestic and international exhibitions and building open space sculptures in Croatia and abroad.More
Nikolina Rodić Grgac
Nikolina Rodić Grgac started her artistic journey, without realizing that at the time, while working with textile materials in the fashion industry. From tactile textile, Nikolina moved to digital design and worked on mobile and web applications. Leaving transient worlds of fashion and mobile applications, in 2017 she graduated from the “Public open University Zagreb, Ceramics, glass & porcelain art” and started experimenting with clay and porcelain clay combining it with other materials. Nikolina finds her main source of inspiration in nature and lace capturing its fragility in eternal clay. She is led by the thought “The world is in the eyes of the observer”, whatever she creates, it becomes reality only when someone looks at it.More
Nature is my greatest source of inspiration; from there I take organic forms and shape them in clay. Also, I like to observe people and their personalities. I am fascinated by the relationship between inner and outer reality; that dualism between content and form. - Danijela
I love the contrast of the strong preserving character of clay with the delicateness of the porcelain. My shapes are clean and the surfaces are flat. On them, I write messages, draw pictures or insert different elements, used the most dekicate technique – Litophane. - Snježana
I love freedom of the movement - physical and mental. Circular movement is perfect, unchanging, without a beginning, without an end and as such symbolizes the time in the space. - Nikolina
Tiziana Del Vecchio, curator
To follow an inspiration, a suggestion, to give form to a concept is to perpetuate and probe the human experience through personal feeling. The group exhibition of Croatian artists Danijela Pičuljan, Snježana Pokos-Vujec, Nikolina Rodić Grgac, examines aspects that trace life paths.
The search for the essence to strive for as the highest process of evolution, eliminating the superfluous, is the theme addressed by Danijela Pičuljan. The dark matter from its being contaminated, burdensome, completes its path of improvement. It lightens, it eliminates, it achieves centrality, purity transparency.
Freedom of movement, of thought in a circular space-time, connections with the past, traditional elements, accompanying the flow of generations. Communication, relationships between individuals, ties that influence our becoming, the contents of Nikolina Rodić Grgac’s works.
Breath is life, interior and exterior placed in relation. Difficulties to be faced, overcome, sharpen the importance of taken for granted movements. Strength and fragility confront each other. Unstable balances of relationships that find settling creating new symmetries. Positivity, hope, drivers of movement and constructive action, the themes dealt with by Snježana Pokos-Vujec.