To be an artist, a creator, has been an equal endeavour throughout all times. A feat of seeing the brightness in the dark and recognising the darkness of the light. One can give without love, but one cannot love without giving. And I love my art, that particle of God within me, that need and passion…
My works bear my artistic poetics; I use a combined technique to achieve different effects, while they’re given a stamp of identity by traditional values and a large dose of spirituality. My paintings are always new, and that moment when they surprise me evokes creative excitement in me. My personal artistic style is actually recognisable due to a kind of associative abstraction with glittering dust as a cosmic touch, which provides the picture with a flicker of light and life. There is no creation without energy, which is the driver of our thoughts, inspiring, never the same, sent from the Most High. It is built through work, lifting me up, and I lose track of time when creating my works. The passion with which I paint and create is innate, as is the intertwining energy. The act of painting is discovering the unknown, and that unknown excites and rejoices me.
In searching for one’s own expression, searching for an idea, man is always seeking self. By exhibiting in renowned galleries abroad, I received the opportunity for my works to become part of the collections of famous personalities, but also reputable institutions, and to thereby be an ambassador of my art and my country.
No realised wish can permanently satisfy a person. That’s why every new country and new continent where I’ve spent time just formed part of the mosaic that I’ve been piecing together over the years, absorbing new sounds, aromas, colours and customs, taking away a wonderful feeling of diversity, because it is our differences that make us alike!
In searching for one’s own expression, searching for an idea, man is always seeking self. By exhibiting in renowned galleries abroad, I received the opportunity for my works to become part of the collections of famous personalities, but also reputable institutions, and to thereby be an ambassador of my art and my country
I specialised in glass, as a medium to which I always return, at the Michaelis School of Fine Art in Cape Town, South Africa, and at the University of Pretoria I also, in addition to exhibitions, lectured in the field of Byzantine art. The delicateness and transparency of glass and the filigree interweaving of gold and silver threads, alongside stylised elements taken from our tradition, contribute to making each piece unique and inimitable.
The concept of my auteur project SVETKOVINA represents the joy of life, the celebrating of love and togetherness, that which makes us happy as people. The amount of love one puts into what one creates, and the extent to which one gifts that to others, is very important. It was precisely the need to use beauty and joy to bring happiness to myself and the people around me that served as my inspiration for this exhibition and fashion show; that need a person has to love and, in creating works, celebrate that love. The collection of 65 fashion pieces, in which glamour is accentuated through the use of haute couture materials, together with sophisticated and sensual design, makes every woman special, giving her a sense of awareness of herself, her desires and aspirations. Glass, 65 pieces, hand-blown, brought from Czechia, partly of antique origin, hand-painted, unique, and 45 pictures, as the result of different moods, created with a combined technique of oil and acrylic, are unified by one shared personal style, one energy.
When an artist finishes a project and exhibits their works publicly, they have closed the circle and are already launching themselves into new challenges. A person’s reach must extend beyond their hands. Because otherwise what is the sky for?!
Foto: Vladimir Nešović