(Reka by Koprivnica, 1951)

Marijan Molnar is a post-conceptual artist and one of the participants in the New Art Practice in Zagreb. In his works, he prefers artistic nomadism, which, with time, started including new technology. He combines painting, installations, video, ambients, public actions, photography, and site-specific and online installations.

After painting over with black his drawings created in Academy, from 1977 to 1983, he was occupied with the philosophical meaning of the system of elements: earth, water, fire, and air, which he questions with actions such as Earth and Fire (1977), Burning of Paper on Snow (1977). At that time, he dealt with the relationship of culture and nature, for example, with the action Artist’s Daily Meal, as well as the limits of, e.g. paper and gallery – Artwork’s Frame (1978) – and the boundaries of body and space, as in the performance Three Relations Body/Environment (1978).

For the Democratization of Art is a series of works started in 1979 with an action to get signatures for the democratization of art at the then Republic Square in Zagreb. In his works, he questions the topic of absence, being open or closed, and indifference. He collaborated with the artists around the Podrum Gallery and PM Gallery in Zagreb.