Nenad Šaljić was born 1961 in Croatia. He is a Zermatt-Switzerland based visual artist best known for his photographic art. Being trained as a mountaineer and a caver, Šaljić is inspired by earth’s geological history.
He was introduced to photography by his math teacher, after which he attended film school and filmed a few Super 8 shorts while earning his degree. Although he wanted to pursue photography after film school, Šaljić’s life was pushed into a different direction. Eighteen years of his adult life were spent in the world of international business and university lecturing after obtaining a PhD in Economics. However, he returned to photography entirely in 2007.
His projects include five artist books: Matterhorn: Portrait of a Mountain (a seven-year project concluded in 2015, German-English bilingual), Birth of a Ship (shot between 2007 – 2009 and completed in 2017), Void (Two-volume Box Set, shot between 1980 – 2018 and released in 2019), DeVoid (shot between 2010 – 2018 and released in 2020) and MATTERHORN II (photographed between 2021 – 2022 and published in 2022). His work has received numerous major awards. It is exhibited internationally and is also included in various international collections. His Matterhorn photograph was the choice of Louis Vuitton Men’s Fall/Winter 2013/14 Collection, and his series Void was the inspiration for a fashion collection from Saxony in Australia 2013/14. Šaljić is represented by Kunsträume – The Heinz Julen Art Gallery Zermatt, Switzerland and Kranjčar Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia.
BOOK: Nenad Šaljić MATTERHORN II, 2022
55 Black & White Duotone Photographs
Publisher: Orada GmbH Bern, Switzerland
Limited Edition of 500 copies
Price 60.00 €