Duje Jurić

Duje Jurić (Rupe, 1956) graduated from the Acadamey of Fine Arts in Zagreb in 1981, in the class of prof. Vasilije Jordan. He was an associate of the Master Workshop of Ljubo Ivančić and Nikola Reiser (1982–1985). At the end of the 1980s, he collaborated with Julije Knifer in making murals in Sète, a small town in southern France (1989 and 1990, Villa Saint-Claire). Their collaboration continued the following year in Dijon, where Duje Jurić had his first solo exhibition abroad. Along with painting, which is his primary media of artistic expression, Jurić also works as an art restorer, and in the period between 1977 and 1993 he was an associate member of the Croatian Conservation Institute. From 1984 to 1999 he worked as a freelance artist, followed by a position at the Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb (1999–2000). From 2000 he has been teaching at the Academy of Fine Arts, University of Zagreb, Department of Painting. He is one of the key figures of the New Geometry movement of the 1980s.