This is the artist profile of Andrija Zokić. Born in 1978 in Split, Croatia. In 2003 I earned Master’s Degree in Sculpture and I am currently working as an art professor. At the same time I started working on bonsai, and I realized that bonsai is a living sculpture that represents an old tree in nature. For this a living medium is needed and this is yamadori.
In 2008 I became a student of Walter Pall who is responsible for my growing passion and love for bonsai. Since then I’ve been building my collection which is presented in galleries on this site. Those trees are not for sale, they are my personal projects. I have exhibited on several bonsai exhibitions such as Trophy (Belgium), Generation Bonsai (Germany), Bonsai Autumn (Switzerland), exhibition in Split (Diocletian’s Palace, organized by Croatian Association of Visual Artists)… and more. Recently I’ve founded Andbonsai Studio with my little team where I will be organizing students workshops.
Demo by Walter Pall with Andrija
Some of Andrija Zokić's Bonsai trees
Appeared at these events: Bonsai Autumn, Noelanders Trophy, Bonsai Museum Dusseldorf (individual exhibition in 2013.)
Appeared in these magazines: Bonsai Focus
Awards: Bonsai Autumn 2011. in Switzerland two prizes: Nominated tree and Special Prize for best Native tree in natural style from Bonsai Museum, Dusseldorf.
Location: Kaštel Novi, Croatia
Email: andrija (at) andbonsai.com