Juraj Dobrović

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Juraj Dobrović (1928, Jelsa, Croatia) is an artist working in the media of sculpture, painting and graphic arts. The focus of his art is mainly oriented towards geometrical structures. He makes use of light effects to emphasize the plasticity of the form. Dobrović's works are closely related to the principles of Geometric abstraction and Neo-constructivism. He lives in Zagreb.

He belonged to the New Tendencies art movement and participated at the New Tendencies exhibitions in Zagreb (1965, 1969 and 1973). He published the graphic maps Fields 1 (1967), Fields 2 (1969) and Campi 3 (1971). He is especially known for his spatial constructions and reliefs for example Spatial Construction, 1966 and Folded Square, 1973.

He has had solo exhibitions in Croatia and abroad (since 1962). He has exhibited at the Venice Biennale (1972), the São Paulo Art Biennial (1973), at Expo-67 in Montreal (1967) and in the exhibition, Constructivism and Kinetic Art (Zagreb, 1995). He had a retrospective exhibition at the Glyptotheque of the Croatian Academy in Zagreb (2003). He was a five-time winner of the Zagreb School of Yugoslav Graphic Arts biennial exhibition award (1966–1982). His works are kept by Croatian and renowned European museums and private collections.

  • Juraj Dobrović, Julije Knifer, Vjenceslav Richter. Yugoslavia. XII Bienial de Sao Paulo, ed. Božo Bek, Interrepublic Coordinative Commitee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries of R.S.F. Yugoslavia, 1973, [39] pp. (English)
  • Juraj Dobrović, ed. Mladen Lučić, Zagreb: Galleries of City of Zagreb, 1988, 36 pp. (Croatian)/(English)
  • Juraj Dobrović: prostorne konstrukcije, reljefi, slike, 1962-2002, ed. Ivica Župan, Zagreb: Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts/Gliptoteka HAZU, 2003, 119 pp. (Croatian)