Dalibor Stošić, A Cricket (2005-2008)

Dalibor Stošić
A Cricket (2005-2008)
oak wood, steel

Dalibor Stošić graduated in sculpture in 1985 from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb under Prof. Stipe Sikirica. He worked at sculptor Dušan Džamonja’s studio until 1988. He stayed and studied in Italy and France, where he has established himself as an acclaimed contemporary sculptor. He teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb.
Stošić’s striking sculpture oeuvre features a reductionist expression and hard materials, such as wood and metal, which he assembles into different organic forms. His sculptures are compact, of closed geometric forms and refined execution, their assemblage is sturdy and clear, their proportions harmonious and their compositions symmetrical.
Varying his techniques and remodelling his designs, Dalibor Stošić often develops a motif over a longer period of time, examples of which are his An Owl (2007) and A Cricket (2005-2008). He combines the warmth of wood and the coldness of metal in an original way. In his A Cricket, Stošić nailed heavy steel forms to a massive body of oak wood of simple rounded forms, adding to the sculpture its distinctive features with the help of associatively modelled zoomorphic forms bearing the cricket’s recognisable physical traits.

Text: Tatijana Gareljić, museum consultant of the National Museum of Modern Art © National Museum of Modern Art, Zagreb
Translated by: Ana Janković
Photo: Goran Vranić © National Museum of Modern Art, Zagreb

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