Bernard Simunovic is a Croatian artist and designer. He began his studies in Fine Art at the Academy of Sarajevo with a focus on graphic arts and painting. During the Balcan conflict in the early 1990’s Bernard was sent away by his mother, leaving his hometown and family, and escaped from the war as an unaccompanied minor refugee to Germany.
Simunovic’s carefully crafted compositions frequently express a delicate sense of intimacy and introspection. A simple black line, the “thread of life,” and clever color blocking formulates lyrical figures in transient states of delight, love, or contemplation. The simple contour line as a graphical element is combined with classical painting and collage to create a work that delights in simplicity. Simunovic creates extraordinary compositions in each of his works.
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