Serbian/U.S. based abstract artist living in Cape May, NJ
After graduating University, I spent several years on a study tour of Italy, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Greece and Germany. On return to Serbia, I began a career in architecture and started the first private atelier for architecture and painting in Belgrade, Serbia. Starting in 1984, my professional career in painting began. I embraced abstract expressionism as my style, which always seemed the most natural way to express and translate my feelings and thoughts onto canvas.
In the early 90’s, as an established painter, I began a series of paintings under the musical influence of Gustav Mahler’s music. I re-visited this muse more recently, painting larger scale pieces using various scores of Mahler’s work. Since then, I’ve applied the same method of translating classical music to canvas with many different composers.
2014 Fih solo exhibition in prestigious Ozon Gallery, Belgrade. 04-10 Ten group events in the gallery Arlekino, Belgrade. 2005 Forth solo exhibition in a private gallery showing at Belgrade’s City Hall. 2003 ird solo exhibition of large sale paintings in “Gallery 73”. Đorđe Kadijević opened the exhibition. 94-03 Seven group exhibitions in Leonardo Gallery, Belgrade. 1999 Second solo exhibition in gallery “Beograd”. Large scale paintings were exhibited. e exhibition was
opened by the curator of National Museum of Serbia, Nikola Kusovac, leading art critic in ex-Yugoslavia
and most famous expert in the eld of Yugoslav painting. 1994 First time I held a solo exhibition of my large scale paintings in art gallery “Belgrade”. Stanislav Živković
opened the exhibition, curator of the SANU Gallery (Srpska Akademija Nauka i Umetnosti – Serbian
Academy of Sciences and Arts) – institution of highest national importance. 86-94 During this eight year period, a total of 16 group exhibitions in Beograd Gallery, Belgrade.
01-05 I was appointed President to the leading board of the prestigious “Gallery 73”. I worked on annual programs for the gallery with Đorđe Kadijević, a leading art critic and professor of art history.
1995 I became a member of ULUS (Udruženje Likovnih Umetnika Srbije – Association of Artists of Serbia) with status/rank of independent artist.
1971 First prize on the competition run by “Pivo Karamatijević Foundation – Annual prize”.
2015 Conductor of Baltimore Philharmonia Orchestra asked to showcase certain painting through various social media platforms.
1998 Rectorate of Belgrade University ocially orders a classical portrait of Dragutin Veličković. e painting is part of a permanent display in the Ceremonial hall of the Rectorate. Paintings found here are considered to be work from the greatest Serbian painters.
1985 I printed a series of graphics in screen printing technique. is launched my career further and opened opportunities throughout Belgrade, Serbia.
84-90 Temporarily I worked in my atelier in Berlin, showcasing paintings of classical portraits and gurations with elaborated expressionistic style.
67-68 School of painting “Šumatovac” 68-74 Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade 68-76 Atelier of Professor Grigorije Samojlov (cum Laude)