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Jan Animar

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Zeljko Jancic Zec

Visual, performing  and media artist. Born in 1969, Rijeka (HR). He has been educated  at the Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Netherlands.

He creates  art in order to explore such issues as daily life, the human condition and the complexity of existence.

As a multimedia  artist, he has performed and exhibited in Europe and America. He is a member of UPUH Croatia (Croatian Dancers Association) and of IG Freie Theaterarbeit (Austrian Association of Independent Theatre) and IG Bildende  Kunst (Austrian Association  of Independent  Visual Arts). He founded the art association PART OF ART in Vienna and is Co-President of World Art Games ( WAG) Austria. As a choreo- grapher and director, he teaches dance, physical theater and drama.

Animar began to express  artistically at the begin of 1990s.  He has achieved numerous  solo and group exhibitions on   miscellaneous topics  as:  Visions of  creation, Underwater world, Santasija, Companions, Dialog, Behind closed eyes, Freedom.

All works signifying the approach to finally reveal a new reality, one, evolving from his artistic autonomy. Graphic elements, the cleanness in expression,  emphatic   circulating  lines, excessive  and meddlesome pure colors are constitutive elements of his compositions. Free from traditionalism or trends of contem- porary art, he feverishly announces  his world of fine art and varying forms of expression. Following the example of their models, important representatives of the avantgarde, including primarily Dubuffet and Digger, and Miró and Klee, Jančić combines figurative elements with fluid visions.

Animar´s  painting are powerful and evocative,  full of expression  vital and creative energy,  the author establishes a successful dialogue with the visual experience of the great teachers of color, without falling into the trap of imitating, creating his own authentic artistic expression undoubted  value. Numerous of his works are in public and private property.

By working   on  performances   he  developed his photographic  and cinematographic  perspective. Since early 2000, photography  and video had been an essential  and constant part of his artistic activities. He has produced several photo series: Piedina, Treno terreno, Showroom,  The ghost has no home, Urban leisure, Blind through life, Cult of Diva, Goli Otok – The Bare Island / Vision in the shadow, Memories,... This work opens him the possibility,  to play with both, various cinematic  techniques,  expression and performing.

He has produced a  number of  short experimental  films that have been successfully  shown at international film festivals: Waterish, The Second Man, Comeback, Blind through life, Embodiment.

He won an award for the film Waterish  at the Choreographic Captures International Competition 2008 Joint Adventures festival and for the film The Second  Man at the 41st KRAF Festival in Rijeka.