Eugen Varzić

Visual Artist
Eugen Varzić

Eugen Varzić

I paint life

Meet the artist

Eugen Varzić graduated in painting from the Department of Fine Arts at the Faculty of Philosophy in Rijeka (nowday’s Academy of Applied Arts) in 1999. He has shown his work at forty solo exhibitions and at more than a hundred collective at home and abroad. He has headed several artistic projects and worked on international visual art projects. He did further studies in art in Madrid, in the workshops of Eloy Morales and Antonio López Garcia. For a number of years he has taken part in benefit auctions of paintings. Occasionally he engages in design, short films, illustration and picture book making, running art workshops and tutoring future students of art academies. At the first TEDxPula conference in Istria he had a talk called Art as Breathing. A freelance artist, he lives and works in Istria, Croatia, EU.

Art workshop – BYOB

Our Art Painting Workshop is the perfect blend of creativity, socializing, and self-expression. And the best part? You can bring your own wine or favorite drink to enhance the artistic ambiance! Read More "Art workshop – BYOB"

ARTeam building

Looking for a unique and engaging team building activity that goes beyond the ordinary? Our team building art painting workshop is the perfect solution! Read More "ARTeam building"

Individual classes

Are you looking for personalized instruction in drawing, painting, graphic design, or sculpture techniques? Do you aspire to enroll in secondary art schools or prestigious academies? Read More "Individual classes"

Summer Art workshops – TEEN

Let your teenager explore their creative side and spend quality free time at our summer art workshop located in the center of Poreč. Read More "Summer Art workshops – TEEN"

Oil painting workshop – small group

Get ready to bring your artistic vision to life with expert guidance and professional painting equipment provided in our atelier. Read More "Oil painting workshop – small group"

Online Art Workshop

In this unique workshop, we bring the art studio experience directly to you, wherever you are. Read More "Online Art Workshop"

Beginner group

In the 2023/2024 season, we are thrilled to launch our inaugural program! Read More "Beginner group"

Painting group

Are you an aspiring artist with prior experience in drawing and painting? Are you looking to take your skills to the next level? Read More "Painting group"

Hobby group

Looking for a unique and enjoyable way to socialize? Want to explore your creative side while connecting with others? Join us for our Art Painting Workshop, where you can experience the perfect blend of relaxation, socializing, and artistic exploration. Read More "Hobby group"

Meet the art

I paint life. My focus has always been on figuration, on realism. Every day is a new story, a new challenge, a new struggle. I choose the people around me as my motivation. Since early days, I have been enamored with the works of the old masters and their skills and techniques. Looking back, I realize that I may have focused on realism because it was the closest solution to the idea of creating something different, something others couldn’t or wouldn’t dare to. It was a way to challenge myself. I spent a short time perfecting the techniques and processes behind creating art, rather than the art itself.

I moved on to the message, to the psychological, moral, and ethical values I want to represent, to the internal struggles that models may carry within themselves. My paintings show the process as it is, raw and unfiltered, imperfect. The trace of the brush is visible, my presence in the painting, setting them apart from the realm of hyperrealism. When I started working on this and thinking about it, I realized that it would be the principle of “take no prisoners” in my work. I went to work and learn with the best in the world, making significant strides and connections.

My inspirations and teachers differ from the environment in which I live and create. The feeling was fantastic and gave me the strength for even more and better things. And most importantly, it gave me a sense that everything is possible. I want to do something rarely done in art. Something that leaves the observer outside their comfort zone, standing in front of my works of art and making them question if what they are experiencing is actually possible. That’s where I try to survive and create. This idea keeps me going, although I must admit it’s not easy.

Almost every day, I ask myself numerous questions, to which there is only one answer: creation. This daily ritual gives me a reason to live. The ritual of continuous learning, changing, choosing the hardest path, constantly asking questions, keeping a clear head, and having faith. My paintings are like painted diaries that tell me when I was happy, when I was afraid, when I painted hypnotically… when I was hungry.

For me, painting is like breathing.

Ma De – Zdenka Bilušić

Epic portraits of this era – this is how the new cycle of paintings by Eugen Varzić, known as Ma De, could be summed up. Read More "Ma De – Zdenka Bilušić"

Mystical World of Eugen Varzić – Ma de – by Dr. Vinicije B. Lupis

For years, I have been following the artistic journey of Eugen Varzić, a solitary painter on the Croatian art scene, an autonomous individual outside of artistic groups and movements Read More "Mystical World of Eugen Varzić – Ma de – by Dr. Vinicije B. Lupis"

EXIT – Vedran Šilipetar

By the end of the 20th century, as various experimental and conceptual art movements began to lose their appeal with the passage of time, figurative art gradually regained its place in the focus of art critics and the public. Read More "EXIT – Vedran Šilipetar"

The End – Sonja Švec Španjol

Varzić's works are not calming, but they initiate and emphasize movement, engagement and the exchange of thoughts and impressions. They do not provide the final answer Read More "The End – Sonja Švec Španjol"

All your paintings are OK – dr.sc.Vinicije B.Lupis

I approached the writing of this text about the painter Eugen Varzić, an exceptional figure in the Croatian art scene, from the stance that it should be viewed through the prism of an autonomous art Read More "All your paintings are OK – dr.sc.Vinicije B.Lupis"

Ludus – Sonja Švec Španjol

There are different types of love and passion. They are often directed towards other living beings. Read More "Ludus – Sonja Švec Španjol"

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