Born in 1986 in Rijeka, Croatia, Ivan Blažetić “Šumski” began studying art at Academy of Fine
Arts in Rijeka, where he finishes his Master in Art Education. After studying he specialize in the City Puppet Theatre Rijeka, and focusing more on expressing himself thru digital media and street art.
He is involved into experimental and contemporary illustration with visionary and psychedelic narrative, street art, character design, art installations and animation. His modes of expression, both digital and traditional, are versatile and unconventional, he is guided by the intention to make the soul perceptible.
His works, which have non explicit narrative background, are imbued with eternal inspiration which he finds in our collective divine imagination. Observing this dimensions has encouraged him to set off on cosmic paths. He understands that he is nothing in comparison with the universe, and yet not smaller than the stars among which he sails on his space ship. This voyage is a quest for nobility of spirit, a pursuit of a game, seeking to attain new perspectives in purpose to point to the union with the divine.
He currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany.