Branko Lepen

Branko Lepen (Čakovec, May 25, 1957) graduated in 1983 from the Faculty of Civil Engineering in Zagreb. From 1989 to 2015 he was employed at the Croatian National Theater in Zagreb, and from 2016 at the Kerempuh Satirical Theater. He designs sculptures and reliefs in iron (Red Construction II, 1984; Reliefs series, 1986), aluminum (Reliefs series, 1993) and wood (Sense of Space, 1995). Drawing on constructivismminimalism and geometrically concise forms, he deals with basic artistic principles, the relationship between space and mass and between flat and three-dimensional space (Important Device, 1999, Triennial of Croatian Sculpture Award; installation Landscapes, 1999). By returning to associative, linear forms in the Loops series (2015–17), he approaches the conceptual art. He made sculptures in public spaces (Big Spider, 1987, Sports Park Mladost in Zagreb) and scenography (Jenufa, Croatian National Theater in Zagreb, 2012). His works can be found in the Museum of Contemporary Art, the National Museum of Modern Art and the Glyptotheque of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Zagreb, and in the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka.