Children art exhibition
SFera has been organizing an art and literary competition for elementary and secondary school children for more than a quarter of a century. Each year we receive over a thousand works. The best art work is exhibited at the con and the best literary pieces get published in a special issue of SFera’s fanzine Parsek. The children take part in the SFERA Award ceremony so their awards are nicknamed “Little SFERAS”
Zdenko Bašić was born in Zagreb in 1980. He graduated from the Zagreb’s School of Applied Arts and Design, Department of Graphic Design and from the Academy of Fine Arts, Department of Animation at the University of Zagreb. Presently, he runs a studio, and works as an independent artist, illustrator, and animator.
He illustrated many children books, book covers, and magazines for Croatian, US and UK publishers (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Pinocchio for the British Carlton Books, to name a few). Many of his illustrations were either nominated or awarded with the most prominent Croatian awards.
In 2011 he published Sjeverozapadni vjetar (The Tales of the Wind). He is the author of both text and illustrations. This book has become a bestseller within weeks.
He has won SFERA 2010 award for black and white illustration and SFERA 2011 for color illustration and is the Croatian nominee for Best Artist ESFS award.
Nela Dunato is a self-taught mixed media artist, graphic and web designer and DIY crafts enthusiast. Nela has illustrated several Croatian books and contributed to local fanzines. Her work has been featured at international exhibitions and books, as well.
Nela’s artwork is a mix of surreal, fantasy, sci-fi and horror elements and done using various traditional and digital techniques.
Vladimir Samobor was born in Varaždinske Toplice in 1931. He graduated in the School of Applied arts, at the Graphics department under professor Vilko Selan Gliha. He started painting in 1946., and had first exhibitions in 1958. He participated in many group exhibitions at home and abroad, and had about 50 solo exhibitions.Samobor was not attracted towards classical motifs, but mathematical forms that he fused with science fiction.When one looks at his paintings it is easy to notice geometry forms, but those forms are only important as they fit into his or hers fantasy of some space landscape or scene.
Dora Vukičević is a young artist who graduated from the Academy of Applied Arts in Rijeka. She draws her inspiration from the works of H.R. Giger, Tim Burton and numerous SF and fantasy movies. The central element of her work is female anatomy and posture, surrounded by different details from the dark recesses of the mind.