For all of you – fans of art, creation, imagination and complete liberation of your creative spirit that was laying on you for ages, we prepared something very special and unique! Meet with the sculptor Hrvoje Dumancic!
Hrvoje Dumančić (born in 1975, in Zagreb, Croatia) has been a passionate enthusiast of horses ever since his childhood, when he began to ride at the age of seven and later continued riding as a competitor in show jumping. In 1992, he was vice-champion in the Junior Equestrian League of Croatia. He remains active in the equestrian sport even today, at an amateur level. Parallel to his love for horses, his sensibility towards art was developing throughout his childhood. He graduated from The School of Applied Arts and Design, followed by The Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, with a major in sculpture. Ever since his student days, his inspiration has been in horses, an undying fountain
of ideas and the main motif in his work. He often mentions that, both as an athlete and an artist, horses have always helped him find new ways and new ideas to transfer his thoughts and views into a work of art. Hrvoje also adds: ‘I have come to realize that, for me, the body of a horse represents a media which allows me to introduce so much more: my life, emotions and reactions, something not even I can put into words, but need to integrate into the material, consciously or subconsciously, and tell a story.’
His birth as an artist and his full artistic affirmation happened in Saumur, France, where he received the first prize for his sculpture Aramis, at the international salon Art cheval. His private and professional life is entirely devoted to horses. He uses his artwork to make equestrian art more popular. Both as an artist and an athlete, horses have always helped him find new ways and ideas to transfer his thoughts and views into a work of art.