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Gift of Summer Days 10 by Dragomir Misina

Dragomir Misina

Bath, BANES - United Kingdom

Description

"His expansive paintings are an exploration of colour, texture, mark making and the process of painting itself. Concerned with the delicate balance of chaos and order, they combine deliberation and chance, functioning as a diagram of layers, marks and colours creating gateways into make-believe worlds.

After leaving Croatia, Dragomir graduated in 2012 with a First in Fine Art Painting from Bath School of Art and Design, Bath Spa University. Since then he has exhibited widely nationally and internationally.

In early 2014 Dragomir was selected from 6,440 entries to show work for the Saatchi Art exhibition in London 'In Glorious Colour’. His work is also part of the ongoing Saatchi Gallery Screen project. In the 2016 edition, Dragomir’s work was extensively published in The New Collectors Book; a New York based Annual Art Publication. Dragomir was the winner of the prestigious Evolver Wessex Artist Award at RWA’s 161st Annual Open Exhibition in Bristol and he was selected as one of the top 10 finalists for the Bridgeman Studio Award 2018. Dragomir has paintings in private collections in Europe, Asia, North America (including Agnes Gund Collection) and South America. His most recent installation is in Aldgate House in London. Also, Dragomir has been approached by a major British TV channel, Channel 4 to loan them the artworks for a filming. Dragomir’s work has been purchased by Bath Spa University and is now part of their permanent collection.”

Artist statement

Artist statement

I use the process of painting to document physical and psychological presence, investigating the communicative function of colour and form as a reaction.

The starting point of each painting is based on some form of narrative, which inevitably informs the course of painting. However, in the process of painting, it is not a question of making ever more references to the narrative, but a deliberate attempt to escape from it. Therefore the paintings may be observed for what they are rather than what they should mean.

The paintings are a thought process; driven and reflective...
My process is organic, beginning the paintings with gestural brush marks, impulsive scrawling and graffiti. Layers are introduced in stages and the direction of the painting is informed and influenced by each previous mark and colour. They are suggestive in possibilities and provide some insight into the sensation experienced while creating the works.

Local shows

Solo Exhibitions

2019 Old House New Home with George Clarke, Channel 4 production, Margate
Hide and Seek, Aldgate House, London
2017 Smokescreen, 44AD artspace, 4 Abbey Street, Bath
2016 Line of Colour, 44AD artspace, 4 Abbey Street, Bath
2015 at first glance, The Pound Arts Centre, Corsham
2014 Alice, 44AD artspace, Lower Borough Walls, Bath
2013 Last Supper, 44AD artspace, Lower Borough Walls, Bath
2012 Ring a Ring o’ Roses, 44AD artspace, Lower Borough Walls, Bath


Selected Group Exhibitions


2019 Poster, 44AD artspace, 4 Abbey Street, Bath
Alter Ego, 44AD artspace, 4 Abbey Street, Bath
2018 No Name, San Carlos Museum. Mexico City
Source, 44AD artspace, 4 Abbey Street, Bath
A Letter in Mind, Oxo Tower Gallery, London
Balance, 44AD artspace, 4 Abbey Street, Bath
True Stories, 44AD artspace, 4 Abbey Street, Bath
Live, FaB, Walcot Chapel, Bath
The Launch, Deviation Street Magazine, 44AD artspace, 4 Abbey Street, Bath
2017 Exchange, 44AD artspace, 4 Abbey Street, Bath
A Letter in Mind, Oxo Tower Gallery, London
Studio, 44AD artspace, 4 Abbey Street, Bath
Pay & Display Prize, Centrespace Gallery, Bristol
2016 No Name, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City
These Rose Tinted Glasses Have Never Let Me Down, 44AD artspace, 4 Abbey Street, Bath
A Letter in Mind, Oxo Tower Gallery, London
Pay & Display,Centrespace Gallery, Bristol
The Waiting Room, 44AD artspace, 4 Abbey Street, Bath
2015 The Apartment, Subject Gallery, New York City
The Pound Arts Open, The Pound Arts Centre, Corsham
Exchange, 44AD artspace, 4 Abbey Street, Bath
2014 162nd Annual Open Exhibition, RWA, Bristol
A Letter in Mind, Oxo Tower Gallery, London
Saatchi Screen Project, Saatchi Gallery, London
I Claudius, 44AD artspace, 4 Abbey Street, Bath
Evolver Prize, Atkinson Gallery, Street
‘Underland’, O3 Gallery, Oxford Castle Quarter, Oxford
In Glorious Colour, Saatchi Art Showdown, Griffin Gallery, London
2013 161st Annual Open Exhibition, RWA, Bristol
State of Play, Southgate Street, Bath
Transfer, FaB, Southgate Street, Bath
Out of the Dark, 44AD artspace, Lower Borough Walls, Bath
Drawn, RWA, Bristol
Forget who you are & everything you know, The Searchers contemporary, St Michaels Hill,
Bristol
2012 Please Do Not Bang Or Open The Cages, 44AD artspace, Lower Borough Walls, Bath
tenplusone, 44AD artspace, Lower Borough Walls, Bath
Free Range, Site Unseen, The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London
Bath School of Art and Design Degree Show, Sion Hill, Lansdown, Bath
Meteors the Entire Night, 6-7 Milsom Place, Bath
2011 159th Autumn Exhibition, RWA, Bristol

Collections

Bath Spa University
Private Collections including Agnes Gund Collection

Publications/Awards

2019 Published work in the A5 Magazine, industry focused art zine.
2018 Selected as one of the top 10 finalists for the People's Choice Award at the Affordable
Art Fair, London
Published interview in the Deviation Street Magazine
Published work in the A5 Magazine, industry focused art zine.
2017 Cover image on home page Saatchi Art for Featured Collection New Abstract
2016 The New Collectors Book, a NY based Annual Art Publication
Mexican magazine, Hotbook
LAB zine, a USA, visual artists and media makers journal
2014 Selected by Saatchi Art for Collection Best of 2014
Selected by Saatchi Art for Collection New This Week 04-07-2014
Finalist, the Saatchi Art Showdown 'In Glorious Colour’
Published interview in the Evolver Wessex art and culture magazine
Selected by Saatchi Online for Collection Made In Britain
Selected by Saatchi Online for Collection Originals for $5,000-$10,000
2013 Won the Evolver Wessex Artist Award at RWA’s 161st Annual Open Exhibition
Selected by Saatchi Online for Collection White Hot
Selected by Saatchi Online for Collection Abstract Paintings
Aesthetica, The Art & Culture Magazine
Selected by Saatchi Online for Collection Rule Britannia; A spotlight on British Arts
Selected by Saatchi Online for Collection Primary colors
Selected by Saatchi Online for Collection Bold Statement Works
Selected by Saatchi Online for Collection New This Week 05-20-2013
The Clifton Life Magazine
Selected by Saatchi Online for Collection New This Week 04-29-2013
Selected by Saatchi Online for Collection New This Week 04-01-2013
Cover image on home page Saatchi Online for Collection New This Week 03-18-2013
Selected by Saatchi Online for Collection The Bright Fantastic
Selected by Saatchi Online for Collection London Calling: Art From the UK
The Bristol Magazine
2012 an magazine
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