Triennale IIIKärnten 2023

Grenzüberschreitendes interdisziplinäres Kunstprojekt

Goran Štimac

*1959 in Rijeka (HR)
Lebt und arbeitet in Opatja (HR)

Recession II

… It is in this unique combination of Modern aesthetics and Postmodern experience, in the ambivalence caused by the need for construction and the simultaneous penchant for improvisation, the unpredictability and the constant evasion of rules and ultimate solutions, in the attempt to discipline his own personal style, that the driving force and the provocative thinking of the work of Goran Štimac lies; he is an artist who, by recycling waste and through the incessantly renewed pleasure in creation, by work with material and its substantiality and texture, reveals new meanings implicit in the poetics of the banal and a vast potential of expressive capacities of sculptural form as new paradigm of the art of the post-industrial age.

A short excerpt from the catalog, Recession: Gliptoteka HAZU | Galerija I. studeni – prosinac 2014. Zagreb.

Artist Statement

Goran Štimac was born in 1959, in Rijeka. He graduated  Sculpture in Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, 1988. In 1992, he travelled to Vienna, where he enrolled as a visiting student at the Higher School of Applied Arts, Department of Sculpture. His artistic-educational career began in 1996, when he started teaching at the Department of Fine Arts of the Faculty of Pedagogy. In 20032010, he worked as Dean of the Academy of Applied Arts of the University of Rijeka, where he is currently working as a tenured professor.

Goran Štimac has had 50 individual exhibitions of sculptures,

Paintings and drawings, and over 120 group exhibitions, both national and international. He has been honoured with numerous awards and recognitions. His works are exhibited in the Galerije Božidar Jakac, Kostanjevica na Krki(Slovenija),  Modern Gallery Zagreb, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka, and in the Collection of Croatian Contemporary Sculpture in Slavonski Brod.

Goran Štimac lives and works in Rijeka and Opatija.