Bernard Simunovic is a Croatian artist and designer based in Germany. He began his studies in Fine Arts at the Academy of Sarajevo with a focus on graphic arts and painting. During the Balcan conflict in the early 1990’s Bernard began a new life in Germany, continuing his education studying Visual Arts at Bielefeld and pursuing a career as a designer and artist.
Simunovic’s carefully crafted compositions frequently express a delicate sense of intimacy and introspection. A simple black line and clever color blocking formulate lyrical figures in transient states of delight, love, or contemplation. The simple contour line as a graphical element is combined with classical painting. Through the “thread of life,” his compositions are held together.
Bernard combines graphic paintings, carefully thought out with shadow and light, to almost become sculptural. His paintings are characterized by their craftsmanship; a stimulating complexity drawn from the strength of simplicity.