In his sculptures, Lupino’s interpretation of reality, his transformations of the ordinary into the extraordinary, are forged through his use of the various media and the tools he employs in metal and woodworking materials and equipment, in welding, reforming and polishing of metals, and in the intricate shaving of layers of wood.

His wood and metal sculptures are both gorgeous and hideous at the same time with their composition of finely sculpted wood and sharp metal components.

Lupino’s Art rewards close scrutiny at exhibition as the pieces are infused with a troubled energy, a raw beauty, the discomforting impermanence of human existence. However, buried in the pieces is a sense of the redemptive power of faith. This is at the heart of his Lupinizam philosophy.


In Lupino’s Apocalypse collection (2017), the artist takes Lupinizam to new levels with several acrylic on wood and metal studies. He revisits themes of nature and beauty ravaged or about to be ravaged by a forbidding apocalyptical finale to our short time on earth.


Lupino’s bronze statues stand some 4m high, requiring Lupino’s physical strength and dedicated passion over a long periods of time to turn these works of art single-handedly into iconic representations of Lupinizam – fire and passion, love and devotion. These bronze majesties – on fire -, are shaped first by hand in clay and then cast in bronze. They are anchored in time and place but somehow their spirits soar beyond their physical confines, reaching out to the heavens and beyond.


Among Lupino’s most popular pieces are the wooden torsos and designs laced with metal. The ‘Love Soldier’ is a gorgeous piece which breathes and lives, communicating the military strength and power of a Centurion with erotic undertones in the ‘bondage’ ribs and, on closer inspection, engorged phallus bracketed in steel armour plates. He extends this theme in other pieces such as ‘Hermaphrodite’ and ‘Bisexual’.


Lupino loves working with wood and metal. He forges and creates statuesque works in metal and wood resulting in three-dimensional larger-than-life sculpted forms. Studies include representations of power in the Caesar profiles and a self-deprecating self-study. Political themes include Coffin – representing the death of Socialism in post-Yugoslavian Croatia -, China Forest – an apocalyptic foreshadowing of environmental damage as a result of economic progress. His prodigious collection of works in these materials also includes the feminine Super Heroes such as Spike Woman, Bat Woman, Wind Goddess and Seductress.


His incarnations in the Another World collection (2016), go further. Lupino creates a family of aliens whose superior other world gazes look above and through us. The sculptures reference Venus di Milo, Madonna and Child but are clearly not of this world, strangely beautiful but devoid of emotion.


The ongoing Acrylic on Wood studies started in 2012 are a foretaste of the latest 2017 pieces in Apocalyptic World. Lupino seeks out and uses pieces of wood from sustainable sources. He lovingly creates his art on natural 3-dimensional canvas with complementary artwork on front and rear surfaces.


The iconic Chair collection (2012 ongoing) is a magnificent marriage of authority and a seat of power in an oversize chair design. The brutish beauty of the chairs draws admiration while being discomforting. The suggestion of abuse of power is evident in the fabric of the material and e uses to c These are chairs that only a very few people can feel comfortable occupying.


In his masks collection, Lupino riffs on a folkloric approach to spirituality. At the same time, the mask is an important element in his works which represents mistrust, deception and evil. Masks are an important basis for his Lucifer’s World studies.


The cross collection is an ongoing series where Lupino finds interesting offcuts of wood which can be fashioned to bring out the anthropomorphic qualities of a simple product of nature. The cross is a symbol of western organised representation of faith. In his masks collection, he riffs on a folkloric approach to spirituality.


The Adriatic Sea Stone Collection is an ongoing exquisite set of pieces found naturally on his native Croatia coastline. Each piece is chosen for its natural shape and symmetry. It is then crafted, sculpted and coloured using Lupino’s skill as an artist to work with nature and bring out the anthropomorphic qualities of the natural media.


Lupino’s ongoing love for decorative arts and accessible art which is both functional and beautiful, leads him to make occasional pieces for lifestyle and home use. While the grander, poignant themes of his art are absent, there is still the usual attention to detail to work with natural wood and forge metal fusing media to create statement pieces of furniture.