ARTIST STATEMENT

In my work I aim to depict the aspects of everyday reality of importance to the individual. I address the seemingly small things that in my view are relevant aspects of everyone's common life. Small, sometimes abstract, things such as phrases, word play, moments, take ins, fragments, experiences, ideas, beliefs and glimpses I try to show as relevant. By doing so my goal is to catch one’s attention, cause the viewer to think visually in order to figure out the suggested idea. The use of line and colour play a key role in my art. The line constructs the image while the colour makes it intriguing. I want to get the idea to stand out by keeping the image sketchy, simple, vibrant and playful. Sketchiness keeps the whole thing lively and triggers one's imagination.

ABOUT ME

Iris Poljan  

Visual artist

/ Museum Educator

b. Zagreb, Croatia, 1989

Artist education:

High school: The School of Applied Art and Design Zagreb (Graphic department, graduated 2008)

Studied: Painting and Art Education, Academy of Fine Arts Zagreb (mentor - professor Ante Rašić, graduated 2014)

Specialization: Museum Education (2017)

Co-founder of #WE artist collective

Solo shows (selection):

Point of View / Način gledanja, (2019, Garaža Kamba, Zagreb, Croatia)

Underlined (2018, POU Zaprešić, Razvid Gallery, Croatia)

Matrice za dialog (2016, City Gallery Fonticus Grožnjan, Croatia)

On My Own Account (2015, VN Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia)

Mož se slikat (2013, POU Zaprešić, Razvid Gallery, Croatia)

Group shows (selection):

100% Vrouw / 100% Woman (2019, Grote of St. Laurenskerk, Alkmaar, the Netherlands), 24 -27 October 2019

SchoK 2019 (Schoorlsekunsten, Schoorl, the Netherlands), 13 - 16 June 2019

Komunikacija (2019,City Gallery Fonticus Grožnjan, Croatia)

Global videos 2018 - Human Rights 

Kunst Im Dialog (2018, Roeklturm, Landshut, Germany)

Bridges: NEON (2018, Cultural Centre Novi Sad, Serbia)

21 International exhibition of miniatures (2018, Vršilnica Gallery, Zaprešić, Croatia)

Matkalla Onneen (2017, Stadtkantine Alkmaar; the Netherlands, Akkustikka, Ylivieska and Tehdas 108, Nokia, Finland)

Akvareli na skeli (2017., Muzej Matija Skurjeni, Zaprešić, Croatia)

Refleksije vremena (2016, City Gallery Fonticus Grožnjan, Croatia)

Retrospective -This works could be... (2016, Ring Gallery, Croatian Association of Artists, Zagreb, Croatia)

Global Village 2016 (Art Zaanstadt, Zaandam, NL, Rathaus, Landshut, DE, Kulturhuset Bronden, DK)

17 International exhibition of miniatures (2015, Vršilnica Gallery, Zaprešić, Croatia)

Linija krize ili Kriza crte (2014, City Gallery Fonticus Grožnjan, Croatia)

ERSTE FRAGMENTI X (2014, Ring Gallery, Croatian Association of Artists, Zagreb, Croatia)