The serial of paintings called "People and horizons" was motivated by my interest in the human figuration. Monochrome figures are placed within an open space that reminds me of a horizon. This horizon represents both natural and psychological landscape, which it surrounds and demarcates. This is an element that should not be observed and understood literally, but more as a neutral environment in which to embody the vivid and intense dynamics of the human soul. Achromatic figures, placed in a mostly neutral, encompassing scenery, reach out and connect to the colored elements positioned around them. A dynamic exchange and symbolic communication between the figures and the elements are allegories of the themes that inspire me deeply. They speak about the flow of time, about life as an open horizon where we strive to overcome our limitations, through intrinsic transformations and innate growth. The final goal is to eventually become unrooted and free to move.
The serial of drawings named "Unaccustomed to encounters" is realized using a mixed techniques on paper. Human portraits in my drawings do not have identity, they do not represent specific persons. Instead, the portraits are comprised of universal features, corresponding thereby to a reflection of an archetype. Drawing these portraits using a similar blueprint, and experimenting with the dynamics of their encounter and arrangement within the surface, I investigate eternal questions of human existence and relation.
The drawings are made mostly through the contrast of black and white elements. The male and female faces form an external image of an inner dialogue through which the aspects of the soul are revealed. The bond between the figures is sometimes intensive and sometimes random. For me, this represents a constant striving to become complete by integrating what is initially ambivalent or opposing, anima and animus, black and white, shadow and persona etc.
1978 Kotor-Varoš, Bosnia and Herzegovina
2005 Master Degree (2 years painting program) in Art
from the Art Academy, Novi Sad
2001 Diploma in Art, Art Academy, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Academy of Novi Sad, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
1997 High school of art and design, Novi Sad, Serbia
14 Personal exhibition
28 Collective exhibitions
2001 The First Award for Paintings in the final exhibition of
graduating students(Generation '97/98)
1998–2001 Excellent Annual Results Award, Art Academy, Novi Sad
1997 Best Student Award, School of Art and Design, Novi Sad, Serbia
Member of Nordjyllandskunstrværksted, Aalborg, Denmark
Serbian Association of Artists, SULUS, Belgrade
Serbian Association of Artists of Vojvodina, ULUV, Novi Sad
Galleri A i Lønstrup, Nordjylland
Galerie ArtMonopol GmbH, Salzburg