Dragomir Misina’s paintings are an exploration of color, texture, mark making and the process of painting itself. Concerned with the delicate bal- ance of chaos and order, Dragomir’s artworks combine deliberation and chance, functioning as a diagram of layers, marks and colors - creating gateways into make-believe worlds. The starting point of each painting is based on some form of narrative, which inevitably informs the course of his painting. All of his paintings may be observed for what they are rather than what they should mean. In this sense, Dragomir advocates the true essence behind connecting with a work: take it for what it is and how it feels to you, and not what you think you should be feeling.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Dragomir Misina (b. 1969, Knin, Croatia) graduated with in Fine Art Painting from the Bath School of Art and Design, Bath Spa University. He is based in Bath, UK, and works from his studio. 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. His most recent installation is in Aldgate House in London. Also, some of Dragomir’s paintings have featured in the Channel 4 TV series, George Clark’s Old House New Home, Series 4; averaging viewing figures of around 1.8 million. Dragomir has paintings in private collections in Europe, Asia, North America (including Agnes Gund Collection) and South America. Dragomir’s work has been purchased by Bath Spa University and is now part of their permanent collection.
Dragomir uses the process of painting to document physical and psychological presence, investigating the communicative function of color and form as a reaction. His works was extensively published in The New Collectors Book, fifth edition, 2016 and frequently exhibits at The Royal West of England Academy where he won the Evolver Wessex Artist Award in 2013 at the Annual Open Exhibition. As well as having paintings in private collections in UK, Europe, USA and Hong Kong, Dragomir’s work is part of Bath Spa University permanent collection.
BA (Hons) Fine Art Painting, Bath School of Arts & Design, Bath Spa University (2012)
BTEC National Diploma in Art and Design (Fine Art), City of Bath College (2009)
MAJOR GROUP & SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019 – Old House New Home with George Clarke, Channel 4 Production, Margate Hide and Seek, Aldgate House, London