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Damir

Reviews

We live in distracting times with high expectations for gratification, and low expectations of beauty. The pace is too fast for our instinctive inner selves. This makes me sad. I ask you to join me, to slow down, to observe the natural eternal beauty around us. On my journey I capture the many moments, the duration, the lines, colours, and textures of life.

John T. Spike

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(American art historian, curator, author, specializing in the Italian Renaissance, art critic, past director of the Florence Biennale)

Damir’s drawings of the nude are the distinguished descendents of an artistic tradition of academic draftsmanship that dates back to the Florentine Renaissance.

Michael John Angel

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(director of the Angel Academy of Art, Florence, Italy)

Damir came to Italy, to study at the Angel Academy of Art, Florence, in 2003. This began a new and brilliant chapter in his life, and, after three years of intensive study, he has gone on to become one of the leading painters in the New Realism movement in Europe.

Ross Tiffin

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(art historian, curator, art critic)

Damir transforms the frozen moment between mortality and immortality, drawn in charcoal on Umbrian paper, into a memory.

Margarita S. Shimat

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(art historian, curator, art critic)

Damir transforms the frozen moment between mortality and immortality, drawn in charcoal on Umbrian paper, into a memory.

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Maris Liska

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(art historian, art critic, curator)

The works of Damir are distinguished by an excellent knowledge of human anatomy, high quality in execution and an understanding of the merging between form and content. These characteristics allow for the observer's aesthetic experience which does not permit superficial consumption of art.

Nikola Albaneze

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(art historian, editor, art critic)

The technique itself – brought to a high degree of mastery – is annulled; it has grown with the artist's breath and aspirations, as if disappearing into the background out of which it emerges in layers woven like the finest of veils.

Stanko Spoljaric

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(art historian, curator, art critic, author)

In his opus love is an important component, talent is a necessary energy for creation, whereas the skill of the hands is a means to making beauty concrete.

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V. S. Gabout

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(art historian, curator, art critic, author)

The range of drawing effects that Damir manages to obtain with charcoal, thereby creating true artistic magic on paper, is quite simply amazing. His drawings are executed with excellent precision and are amazingly tangible.

Ray Loud

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(CEO, Buckingham Fine Art Publishers)

The first time I saw one of Damir's images was a small jpeg file attached to an e-mail. Although the file was small and not of a high resolution I can honestly say that I gasped at the pure beauty, softness and brilliance of the work. It literally took my breath away. Now I have seen the originals and been given the opportunity to present them to the art lovers, I can only say how privileged I feel to have come to know Damir and his family.