Dorian Trepić



17 paintings, 2 sketchbooks, mixed media

dimensions variable

The work Accommodation is a series of seventeen small paintings made in various dimensions paired with two sketchbooks positioned in space. Mentioned exhibits contain different drawings, paint pat- terns, and monochromatic surfaces, all combined into vibrant, vis- ually dominant compositions. The entire work is an intuitive, per- formative process that explores the evolution of a certain picture. While working, the artist abandons control and repetitively com- bines visual elements to finally construct an “image of something” thus meticulously building a pictorial sequence. In the artist’s own words: “Pictures require time; therefore, I’m trying to complement time with pictures”.

Artist Statement/Bio

Dorian Trepić (1990, Osijek) completed his studies at the School of Applied Arts and Design, specializing in Graphic Design, in 2009. Subsequently, he pursued a master’s degree at the Academy of Arts and Culture in Osijek, which he successfully obtained in 2018. Dorian gained an acknowledgment for one of the best student works in the academic year 2015/2016. He has actively participated in nu- merous national and international solo and group exhibitions. In ad- dition to his exhibition engagements, he has also been privileged to undertake residencies at prestigious institutions like the Frans Masereel Centrum in Belgium and the Artist Quarter Budapest in Buda- pest. Dorian Trepić became a member of the Croatian Association of Artists (HDLU) in 2014, further establishing his involvement in the artistic community. Currently, he resides in Osijek, where he con- tinues to live and work.