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This profile was last updated on 2/18/12  and contains information from public web pages.

Sculptor and Designer

Satellite Statue
 
Background

Employment History

  • Teacher
    Stone Sculpture Supplies
  • Sculptor
  • Withywindle Gallery

Education

  • degree
    Academy of Fine Arts
10 Total References
Web References
Awards | International Press Academy
www.pressacademy.com, 18 Feb 2012 [cached]
Ante Marinovic, world renowned sculptor and designer of the Satellite Statue, was born on the island of Korcula in a Mediterranean fishing town called Vale Luka, Croatia. He graduated from the School of Applied Arts in Split, Croatia. He also completed advanced courses for his degree at the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade, Serbia.
The Building Industry Association of San Diego - Builder Magazine
www.biasandiego.org, 21 Mar 2004 [cached]
The work is unmistakably that of Ante Marinovic: renowned sculptor, philosopher, Renaissance man of the old world.
Of all the artists and artisans we spoke with, Marinovic is truly the most closely associated with the notion of "artist" - although he stubbornly refuses to call himself one."It is the highest responsibility," he said.Nuance aside, he is indeed an "artist" in the tradition of Michelangelo, schooled in both theory and technique, master of many artistic disciplines, and firmly entrenched in philosophy and mythology.
To describe his work is impossible without describing the man; they are one.Art does not support his life; his life supports his art.His projects range from the Denver Broncos stadium - where a shoulder pad, a football cleat, and various other items the size of an SUV poke out of the ground as though dropped there carelessly by giants - to the statuette for a Hollywood awards program, to our San Diego trolley station on Park and Market, to a water fountain complete with Greco-Roman statues and Latin phrases in a private residence.He has never needed to advertise his services; his clients find him.
In sculpture, he works with all manner of mediums - granite, stone, marble - and sees himself as a partner with the stone rather than as a creator of an image."To open the character of a material is very noble," he explained."With granite, he is king.He is eternal - when you polish his surface, what you see now is what you will see in 5,000 years.With stone, ehh, you can do with him what you want."
In addition to his work, Marinovic also teaches sculpting courses at Stone Sculpture Supplies, a stone and tool vendor and outdoor studio in rural Escondido.
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We are fortunate to have [Marinovic] here in San Diego."
Like many projects, the trolley station at Park and Market was a collaboration of talent.The Center City Development Corporation (CCDC) began with a vision of an artistic yet functional design that would comply with the requirements of the Metropolitan Transit Development Board (MTDB).Marinovic, attending a symposium on an island in Croatia at the time, communicated with architect Peter Perisic of Perisic Design Studio via a friend's fax machine as the two developed the final design.
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Marinovic and Perisic often worked overnight, so as not to disrupt the trolley schedule.
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If space permits, Marinovic works from his "church and kitchen" - his studio on 8th Avenue in the ballpark district, in one of the last remaining live-work artisan lofts.He gathers aesthetics around him as inspiration, drinking wine while sketching the god Bacchus, for example.Other inspiration he draws from clients - their personalities, their mannerisms, even how they breathe."They will be there [with the piece] everyday," he said."It must fit with them.I am just some person who has come to say hello."
Name: Ante Marinovic
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Education/Training: Marinovic attended the School of Applied Arts, Croatia; the Academy of Fine Arts, Yugoslavia; and specialized in marble sculpting at Asmaze, an international institute in Verona, Italy.
Muralist...Or Magician?
Apartments Vela Luka - Island Of Korcula-Croatia
www.apartments-vela-luka.com, 28 April 2006 [cached]
The sculptor Ante Marinovic, born in Vela Luka, has his weekend house there, too.
Ante ...
www.withywindlegallery.com, 5 July 2007 [cached]
Ante MarinovicWIthywindle Gallery | Now Showing | Ante
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Ante Marinovic | Easton
The Centre for Culture of Vela Luka
www.apartments-vela-luka.com, 28 April 2006 [cached]
In the summer of 1978, a sweeping tsunami severely bamaged the town prompting the sculptor Ante Marinovic, a native of Vela Luka, to take action geared at helping his hometown. He initiated the idea of donating a collection of drawings, graphics and small sculptures to the town. His idea was met with exceptional response on the part of numerous of artists who knew of Vela Luka thanks to the international meetings of artists.
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