About me / O meni
My name is Boris Pecigoš. I was born in 1974 in Zagreb, Croatia. I live and work in Rijeka, on the border where the sea and the mountains meet. They are my inexhaustible inspiration and connection to the Source. I have had many interests over the years, but the art has proven to be one of the most important media to me. I am inspired by powerful and beautiful nature, gentle and meditative music, profound and emotional poetry, mystical and zen spirituality. It all started as a mere hobby, but eventually grew into a professional engagement in art.
I graduated at Arthouse – College of Visual Arts [link] in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and earned Bachelor of Arts degree (BA). I continue my education for the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) within which I work on an extensive project of land art.
I am a member of HDLU Zagreb (Hrvatsko društvo likovnih umjetnika Zagreb / Croatian Association of Visual Artists Zagreb) [link].
I am the founder and head of Atelier Hayat where I am active as an artist, nature lover and poet.
Feel free to ennoble your home with my paintings and to join me on conscious sojourns in nature which I lead.
Moje ime je Boris Pecigoš. Rođen sam 1974. u Zagrebu, a živim i stvaram u Rijeci, na granici gdje se susreću more i planine. Oni su moja nepresušna inspiracija i veza s Izvorom. Imao sam mnoge interese tijekom godina, ali umjetnost se pokazala kao jedan od najvažnijih medija za mene. Inspiriraju me moćna i prekrasna priroda, nježna i meditativna glazba, duboka i emotivna poezija, mistična i zen duhovnost. Sve je počelo kao puki hobi, ali je s vremenom preraslo u profesionalno likovno stvaranje i bavljenje umjetnošću.
Završio sam četverogodišnji studij slikarstva na ljubljanskom Arthouse – College of Visual Arts [link] te stekao zvanje diplomiranog slikara (BA, bacc. art, akademski slikar). Trenutno nastavljam školovanje za magistra likovne umjetnosti (MFA, mr. art) u sklopu kojeg radim na opsežnom projektu land arta.
Član sam HDLU Zagreb (Hrvatskog društva likovnih umjetnika Zagreb) [link].
Osnivač sam i voditelj udruge Atelier Hayat u kojoj djelujem kao umjetnik, prirodoljubac i poeta.
Budi slobodan oplemeniti svoj dom mojim slikama i pridružiti mi se na svjesnim bivanjima u prirodi koja vodim.
Exhibitions and events / Izložbe i eventi
2015 Event: Creating the labyrinth on Mt. Koschuta, Karawank Alps, Slovenia: view
2015 Event: Creating “The Labyrinth of silence” near Grobnik, Kamenjak Hill, Croatia: view
2015 Event: Creating the geoglyph “Flower under Učka” near Mala Učka, Mt. Učka, Croatia: view
2014 Exhibition “Post mortem” and “Composite mandala” at Theta Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia: view
2014 Event: Creating the labyrinth “Gate of the universe” near Petrebišća, Mt. Učka, Croatia: view
2014 Exhibition “Post mortem” at European House Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia: view
2013 Exhibition “Post mortem” at Uppertown Artistic Colony (Gornjogradska likovna kolonija), Zagreb, Croatia: view
2013 Exhibition “Post mortem” at Gradska loža, Kastav, Croatia: view
2013 Event “Out of music” at Mofit Centar, Zagreb, Croatia
2012 Exhibition “Sayings of the wise men” (“Kazivanja mudraca”) at Matulji, Croatia
2012 Exhibition “The exhibition without a title” (“Izložba bez naziva”) at European House Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia: view
2012 Art & Sound event “Awakening” (“Buđenje”) at Mofit Centar, Zagreb, Croatia: view
2011 Exhibition “The mystical numbers – Gate of the universe” (“Mistični brojevi – Vrata svemira”) at Apali Centar, Zagreb, Croatia: view
2011 Group exhibition of miniatures at Art Association of Zaprešić (Udruga likovnih stvaralaca Zaprešić), Zaprešić, Croatia
2009 Exhibition “The dance of the Dryads” (“Ples šumskih vila”) at Magicus, Zagreb, Croatia: view
2007 Exhibition “The five elements” (“Pet elemenata”) at Zadar Town Library (Gradska knjižnica Zadar), Zadar, Croatia
Citations by famous artists as my statement which describes my approach to artistic creation
“The invention of photography had released painting from the need to copy nature leaving the artist free to present emotion as directly as possible and by the simplest means”
“Of all the arts, abstract painting is the most difficult. It demands that you know how to draw well, that you have a heightened sensitivity for composition and for colors, and that you be a true poet. This last is essential.”
“Colours on the painter’s palette evoke a double effect: a purely physical effect on the eye which is charmed by the beauty of colours, similar to the joyful impression when we eat a delicacy. This effect can be much deeper, however, causing a vibration of the soul or an “inner resonance” – a spiritual effect in which the colour touches the soul itself.”
“The true work of art is born from the ‘artist’: a mysterious, enigmatic, and mystical creation. It detaches itself from him, it acquires an autonomous life, becomes a personality, an independent subject, animated with a spiritual breath, the living subject of a real existence of being.”
“The modern artist is working with space and time, and expressing his feelings rather than illustrating.”
“I don’t work from drawings. I don’t make sketches and drawings and colour sketches into a final painting.”
“Today painters do not have to go to a subject matter outside of themselves. Most modern painters work from a different source. They work from within.”
“I don’t listen to what art critics say. I don’t know anybody who needs a critic to find out what art is.”
[EN] Atelier Hayat is an association that acts on three intertwined areas: art, love for nature and personal development. Our mission is to promote practical synergy of artistic expression and creativity, conscious living, spirituality unconditioned by religion, modern mysticism and connection with nature.
[HR] Atelier Hayat je udruga koja djeluje na tri međusobno isprepletena područja: umjetnost, prirodoljublje i osobni razvoj. Naša misija je promicanje praktične sinergije umjetničkog izražavanja i stvaralaštva, svjesnog života, religijom neuvjetovane duhovnosti, suvremenog misticizma i povezanosti s prirodom.
Atelier Hayat is entered in the Register of the Associations of Republic Croatia (Registar udruga Republike Hrvatske) under registration number 21006877, with official address in Dedići 89, Zagreb and branch address in Ivekovićeva 4, Rijeka.
PIN / OIB: 10640603579
Bank account is at Raiffeisenbank Austria d.d., Zagreb, Croatia:
Contact / Kontakt
phone: +385 92 30 90 550