drawing and collage on paper
variable dimensions (4 pcs)

Storypads belongs to his series consisting of collages, artist’s books, video animations, objects and models that make a great visual and mental image, blurring the boundaries between fiction and documentarism, memory and history, past and future. Storypads is a series of collages and drawings that function as an installation or “film comic strip” in the spatial form.


Intervening on found objects / materials, such as old postcards, notebooks or photographs from personal archives, flea markets or rubbish, Tadić in his works jumps into slightly structured fictional narratives open to different interpretations. Their references – ranging from literature, film and art history to radio programmes and popular culture – become triggers that enable a process of free association, an endless exploration in progress, which works through obsessive and daily acts of drawing, experimenting with materials and potential forms and meanings that can then be produced. In a gradual process of accumulation, Tadić often uses small-scale formats, such as artist’s books or collages, which evolve into larger archives or series of animated films, grouped around specific themes or specific motifs.

© Cultural Centre of Belgrade, the October Salon Collection and the artist
Gift Contract: III-5-295/1/29.9.2014.
Inventory No. 1368
Photo: Milan Kralj

Selected Bibliography:
Marko Tadić, Imagine a Moving Image, 2016, Laura Bulian Gallery, Milano, Italy, text in the catalogue by Ana Dević
Marko Tadić, This is Not a Museum, 2016, Apoteka Gallery, Vodnjan, Croatia, text in the catalogue by Branka Benčić


Marko Tadić (1979, Sisak, Croatia) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence in 2006. His art practice includes drawing, editing, collage and animation. He won the First Prize at the Youth Salon in Sisak in 2001 and the Youth Salon in Zagreb in 2006 and numerous other awards: “Vladimir Nazor” Award for the best exhibition (2015), award for the best design at the Croatian Festival of Animated Film FHAF (2012), “Radoslav Putar” Award for the best young contemporary artist (2008), etc. His films have been screened at many international animated and experimental film festivals. He works at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb.

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