Denis Kaplan is an artist painter who lives and works in Zagreb, Croatia. In his art, he combines two great loves...painting and music. His paintings, mostly abstract done in acrylic on canvas technique, are inspired by musical works of different genres - from classical music, jazz and rock to popular tunes and evergreens. He is a member of Croatian Association of Artists Zagreb (HDLU Zagreb).



(All photos on this webpage © Denis Kaplan)


...preneseno sa portala Zagrebački Likovni Umjetnici, tekst: mr. art Krešimira Gojanović

...iz predgovora izložbe "Interstellar Clouds" u Sv Ivan Zelini, tekst: prof. Danko Merin

from my studio... iz mog studija...


“A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.”  (Goethe)


“Generally speaking, color directly influences the soul. Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammers, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another purposively, to cause vibrations in the soul.”  (Kandinsky)


"Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love."  (Monet)

Every good painter paints what he is.”  (Pollock)