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Opening - December 6, 2013 at 7:00 PM
1614 Queen St W, Toronto,
Ontario M6R 1A8
Aleksandar Janicijevic
Anja Karisik
Ana Klasnja
Boban Dosic
Bojan Basaric
Bole Cirovic
Bozica Radjenovic
Branko Mijokovic
Ciba Karisik
David Milovanovic
Dragica Gadjanski - Didi
Dubravka Matic-Mandic
Gordana Brelih
Gordana Dosen
Gordana Olujic
Grozdana Bukvic
Lilly Otasevic
Maja Radanovic
Marie Finkelstein
Marija Vilotijevic
Marina Stojkovic
Milan Vasic
Miroslav Nesic
Natasa Stojkovic
Nebojsa Neba Macos
Nebojsa Stojkovic
Ozrenko Mrkic
Sadko Hadzihasanovic
Tanja Stankic
Una Janicijevic
Uros Jelic
Vesna Milovanovic
Violeta Milovanovic
Zorica Bogdanovic
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Ancestors
Illustration
41cm x 26cm (diptych).
3D Art Print
Preci
Ilustracije
41cm x 26cm (diptych).
3D Art Print
Aleksandar
Janicijevic
Aleksandar Janicijevic is an urban analyst and
illustrator living in Toronto with an artistic
practice spanning over 40 years and between
various media, but always with one main theme
in mind—urban well being. For more info see:
whistleandwork.ca • urbansquares.com
--Aleksandar Janicijevic je urbanista i ilustrator
cija se umetnicka praksa proteze 40 godina
u razlicitim medijima, ali uvek sa glavnom
temom—grad. Zivi i radi u Torontu. Vise informacija: whistleandwork.ca • urbansquares.com
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Nautical Keepsake
Pastel on Paper
(25” x 19”)
Nauticka Dragocenost
Pastel na Papiru
(25” x 19”)
Anja Karisik
Anja was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Hercegovina, in 1987. She graduated from the University of Toronto in 2009 with an Honours
degree in Fine Art History. She cultivated her
artistic spirit alongside her father, a respected
high-realist painter, who accepted her into his
studio as an apprentice. Anja selects ideas and
motifs from old masters while recognizing
the necessity of direct observation. When not
sharing her father’s working space, Anja is a
full-time employee of Loch Gallery, Toronto.
--Anja je rodjena 1987 godine u Sarajevu, Bosni
i Hercegovini. Diplomirala je istoriju umjetnosti 2009 godine na Univerzitetu u Torontu,
sa najvisim ocjenama. Anja je njegovala svoj
umjetnicki duh uz oca, uvazenog slikara
realistu, koji je Anju prihvatio u svome studiju
kao ucenicu. Anja odabire ideje i motive
starih maistora slikarstva, prepoznavajuci
neophodnost direktne obzervacije. Pored
slikanja, Anja radi puno radno vrijeme u Loch
Galeriji u Torontu.
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Anna Klasnja
Ana Rajkovic Klasnja enjoys nomadic approach to the Arts. She finds significance
in rapid change of themes and media she
explores on her own, as well as in directing
collaborative projects for various museum
exhibitions at the intersection of science, art
and design.
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Orient Bay
Acrylic
16 X 12” (41cm x 26cm)
Zaliv Orient
Acrylic
16 X 12” (41cm x 26cm)
Ana Rajkovic Klasnja nomadski gleda na
umetnost. Sustinu nalazi u stalnoj promeni
vidika i perspektiva, bilo kroz teme i medije
koje sama koristi, ili posredno, dok kormilari
kolektivnie projekte za muzejsku galeriju
posvecenu saradnji u brzim vodama nauke,
umetnosti i dizajna
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Markings
mixed media
42x52cm (16 1/2”x20 1/2”)
Znaci
kombinovane tehnike
42x52cm (16 1/2”x20 1/2”)
Boban Dosic
After receiving his B.A. in Painting and
Scenography at the Faculty for Applied Arts,
University of Arts in Belgrade, Serbia in 1984
Boban Dosic worked for TV Belgrade for several years. In 1987 he received British Council
Grant and specialized in Visual Effects with
the BBC TV. Following his moving to Toronto in 1988 he worked for the CBC TV and
independent production companies as an Art
Director, Set Designer and Scenic Painter for
nearly twenty years. He continued his independent art career as a painter and became a
member of Ontario Society of Artists in 2011.
As a painter he is inspired by archaeology,
fresco paintings and urban decay, and the idea
of both transience and timelessness. He is
interested in the opposing forces of construction and deconstruction and the beauty of layers formed by the passage of time.
Boban works in mixed media, using acrylics,
sand, plaster, metal wire, wax and paper, as
well as drawing with coloured pencils and
crayons on canvas and panel.
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Ne znam sta se desava
sa prstima
Photografija
50 x 30 cm
l’intérieur du palais
Photografija
50 x 30 cm
Bojan Basaric
lives and works in Toronto, Canada, where
his fascination with urban life provides the
inspiration for much of his photography. His
work illustrates a different side of city living,
with colorful storefronts and graffiti-covered
walls becoming the subject of vibrant, pop
art compositions. Outside of the city, he also
explores, the abstract, using natural formations to create intriguning photographs that
are rich in shape and tone.
Born in Belgrade, Boyan’s career spans over
20 years and his work is now part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Photography in his native city.
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Theseus and Minotau
sepia toned silver print
17”x20”
Theseus and Minotaur
sepia toned silver print
17”x20”
Bole Cirovic
Former photographer from the former country,
and eternal Belgrade. Worked in the “new
wave” youth press, collaborated with major
newspapers in former Yugoslavia, as well with
magazines in USA, created LP and book covers.
Some more important exhibitions - Belgrade (Galleria”Sunce”, SKC “Rock photography”), USA (“Artspace”- Raleigh, North
Carolina;”Black Mountain College”- Ashville,
North Carolina); exhibited in Toronto as a part
of “Full Frame” – now defunct association of
Canadian photographers from Serbia.
Today rarely takes photographs and exhibits,
except for friends and relatives. Does not like
nor understands digital photography.
--Bivsi fotograf iz bivse zemlje i vecitog Beograda.
Radio u novotalasnoj omladinskoj stampi
u Beogradu, saradjivao sa svim vaznijim
novinama u Jugoslaviji, kao i sa casopisima u
SAD, radio omote za ploce i knjige.
Vaznije izlozbe - Beograd (Galerija”Sunce”,
SKC “Rock fotografija”), SAD (“Artspace”Raleigh, North Carolina; ”Black Mountain
College”- Ashville, North Carolina), stidljivo
izlagao u Torontu u okviru “Full Frame” danas nepostojeceg udruzenja kanadskih
fotografa iz Srbije.
Danas retko slika, jos redje izlaze, osim za
prijatelje i rodbinu. Ne voli i ne poznaje
digitalnu fotografiju.
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If Not For Your Eyes, 2013,
nespresso cups, wire, round drawings
23 X 23 x 40cm
Ako nije za tvoje oci, 2013
nespresso solje, zica, crtezi u krugu
23 X 23 x 40cm
Bozica Radjenovic
MFA Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of
Arts in Belgrade, 1991
Sculpture, drawing.
Radjenovic’s sculptures often reference the
human body, using material as a symbolic
language. Her previous bodies of work were
created mainly from wood, plaster, and,
sometimes, found objects such as shoes. As an
émigré artist to Canada, frequently travelling
to and exhibiting in her country of birth, Serbia, she turned to soft sculpture that can be
carried in a suitcase. The wool speaks ambiguously of a connection, a way back to the point
of origin, to childhood, and of the instability
of memory.
Radjenovic lives and works in Ottawa. She
was born and educated in Belgrade, Serbia
and moved to Canada in 1993, during the
civil war in former Yugoslavia. Radjenovic has
exhibited in many solo and group exhibitions,
most recently at The Ottawa School of Art
Gallery in Ottawa, Harbourfront Centre in
Toronto and Karsh Mason Gallery in Ottawa
and Cultural Centre in Belgrade, Serbia. Her
work can be seen in Museum of Modern Art
in Belgrade, City of Ottawa Fine Art Collection and various private collections in Canada
and Europe.
www.bozicaradjenovic.com
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Chrch
Oil on board,
34 cm x 26 cm
Seoska crkva
Ulje na bordu,
34 cm x 26 cm
Branko Mijokovic
I was born in country that does not exist. My
first piece of “art” is watercolour that dates
back to 1952 and still hangs in my home
today. Since then pencil and paper were always close at hand. After finishing my formal
education, I graduated from School of Architecture at the University of Belgrade, former
- Yugoslavia. Shortly after, on April 16, 1975 I
immigrated to Canada. I have had seven solo
exhibitions in Canada and participated in
over 60 group shows internationally.
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Quail Eggs
oil on board,
(10” x 10”)
Jaja prepelica
ulje na bordu,
(10” x 10”)
Ciba Karisik
Ciba Karisik was born in Sarajevo in 1959.
Invited to attend the Sarajevo Academy of
Fine Art, Ciba completed his Bachelor and
then his Master’s Degree in painting in 1985.
Already an established artist, the subsequent
war in the early 90’s played havoc to this artist’s life forcing him to eventually abandon
his homeland to immigrate with his family
to Canada. For Ciba, his world of painting
reflects a philosophy characterized by a profound appreciation for the simple things life
has to offer. Objects, interiors, and landscapes
are recreated in detail sustained by a quiet
mood of reflection.
--Ciba Karisik je rodjen u Sarajevu 1959
godine. Upisao je Akademiju likovne umjetnosti u Sarajevu, gdje je diplomirao i zavrsio
post-diplomski studij 1985 godine. Vec kao
priznatom umjetniku, rat u ranim 90-tim
je narusio njegov zivot prisiljavajuci ga da
napusti svoj rodni grad i da imigrira u Kanadu
sa svojom porodicom. Za Cibu, njegov svijet
likarstva reflektira filozofiju karakteriziranu
ostovanjem prema malim stvarima koje cine
zivot. Predmeti, interijeri i pejzazi su naslikani
u detaljima koji odrazavaju tihu refleksiju
raspolozenja.
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David Milovanovic
Born in Belgrade on 6 July 1977
Studied up architecture secondary school and
college of Fine and Applied Art at Belgrade
--Rodjen u Beogradu 6 jula 1977
Zavrsio srednju arhitektonsku skolu i
visu skolu likovnih i primenjenih umetnosti
VW Buba
Acrylic
30” X 20”
VW Buba
Acrylic
30” X 20”
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Yellow Sly
Acrylic on canvas
H36” x w 30”
Zuto Nebo
Akrilik na platnu
H36” x w 30”
Dragica Gadjanski
- Didi
Didi Gadjanski made her name as a water
media and acrylics artist. She masters various techniques, among which she feels very
comfortable. She shows spontaneity in her
approach to the research, making that her
signature and independent style. In her work
she is able to create a wonderful tension of
textures and styles. The body of work is a
result of a thoughtful search of a meaning
and soul, done on canvas, paper or yupo.
The background is her avid traveling, interest in diverse cultures and the research of
the human emotions in response to these
topics. The resulting work is not a closed site,
it leaves and open door for you to complete
it with your own response to the painting,
that gradually reveals a world to be, always
offering something new. Her palette moves
from the earth tones to brighter colors that
act as a call of attention, but she is able to
invert the usual order of the hue, showing
that it is not the color itself, but the intention
and display of the elements that can alter the
perception. On top of this, Didi is not only an
experienced artist, but a successful teacher in
several workshops, and is also a member of
various art societies.
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Dubravka Mandic
Dubravka Matich-Mandich graduated and
received her M.A. from Sarajevo Academy
of Fine Arts, Department of Sculpture.
Since 1985, she has been exhibiting in numerous solo and group exhibitions. Her work
is part of private collections as well as of various art museum permanent collections, such
as National Art Gallery of Bosnia and Hercegovina in Sarajevo, Museum of Contemporary
Art in Sarajevo, Gallery of Murska Sobota,
Slovenia and National Art Museum at Cetinje,
Montenegro.
--Diplomirala je i magistrirala na Sarajevskoj
Akademiji likovnih umjetnosti, Odsjek za
skulpturu. Od 1985. Izlaže na brojnim samostalnim i zajedničkim izložbama. Njen rad se
nalazi u privatnim kolekcijama kao i u stalnim
postavkama umetničkih galerija u Sarajevu
(Nacionalna Galerija BiH i Muzej Savremene
Umjetnosti), zatim Galerija Murska Sobota
u Sloveniji i Nacionalna Galerija na Cetinju,
Crna Gora.
Passing By (Triptych)
mixed media on wood panel
23cmx31cm
U prolazu (Triptih),
kombinovana tehnika na drvetu
23cmx31cm
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Faces
free motion machine stitching on felt…
W 24” X L 84”
Gordana Brelih
“Gordana began her art studies in serbia. After a
career in fashion she fell into quilt making. This
led to intensive studies in fiberart and a few years
ago she arrived at oakville studio to plunge into
watercolour printmaking.
Her sense of colour and design is inherent in
eveything she touches. Her output is enormous.
“I use everything in my painting and fibre pieces:
colour, texture, collage, beading, metal, whatever…ilike them to tell a story and share their
impact, both visually and emotionally.”
Sybil Rampen
www.brelihart.com
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Glowing cones
print, Canon G11
8” X 10”
Radovi na putu
print, Canon G11
8” X 10”
Gordana Dosen
An artist at heart, the rest is illusion!
--Umetnik u dusi, ostalo je varka!
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July, Sunday, 3:25 p.m.
thread on tulle
34x34cm
juli, nedelja, 3:25 popodne
konac na tilu
34x34cm
Gordana Olujic
Gordana Olujic graduated at the Textile
Department of the Faculty for Applied Arts in
Belgrade in 1985. She become a member of
ULUPUDS in 1986 and had been living and
working in Toronto since 1988.
She exhibited her work in numerous solo
and group shows in Canada, Serbia, Bosnia,
Bulgaria, France, Lithuania and USA.
In 2007 she participated in the 12th International Triennial of Tapestry in Lodz, Poland, at
the invitation of the selector for Serbia.
Gordana took part in international workshops
(colonies) “Parchment Rtanj” (Rtanj 2011),
“35th Sopocani Gatherings” (Novi Pazar 2010)
and Art Textiles (Sremski Karlovci 2008). She
is the recipient of many grants and awards.
Her work is represented in the permanent
collections of Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, Canada; Central Museum of Textiles,
Lodz, Poland; Atelier 61, Novi Sad and Cultural Centre of Novi Pazar, Serbia.
Gordana’s textile based mixed media work is
inspired by both personal history and wider
historical and civilizational references. It
often explores the opposites (strength and
frailty, trust and betrayal…), using expressive
qualities of various materials (textiles, metal,
natural elements). Her work has a strong
narrative character and often uses words and
statements, sometimes bi-lingual (English and
Serbian), reflecting bilingualism in her life
and belonging to two different cultures.
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Maya
Red Clay
(13” x 16” x 9” )
Maja
Terakora
(13” x 16” x 9” )
Grozdana Bukvic
Graduated in University of Fine Art - department of Sculpture in Sarayevo. She has
participated in the most important selected
exhibitions of former Yugoslavia as Panchevo,
Biennial of Yugoslav Sculpture, Yugoslav
Documents, The Yugoslav Portrait Arts, Yugoslav Biennial of Small Plastic, and Colour
and Form Society, Etobicoke, (Best Sculpture Award,2006) Ontario Artists Exibition ,
Toronto, Birmingham Galery, etc. Her high
fired terra cottae sculptures incorporate
simple forms, plentiful textures and a touch of
colours.
--Diplomirala je na Akademiji Likovnih Umjetnosti Umetnosti - odsek vajarstvo u Saraievu
Učestvovala je na značajnijim selektovanim
izložbama bivše Jugoslavije kao Pančevo , Bijenale Jugoslovenske Skulpture , Jugoslovenska Dokumenta , Jugoslovenski Portrait Umetnosti , Jugoslovensko Bijenale MalePlastike , i
Boja i Oblik Društva , Etobicoke , (nagrada za
najbolju Skulptura , 2006 ) Ontario Umetnici
Izložba , Toronto , Birmingem Galerija , itd.
Njene terra cottae skulpture zena su balans
jednostavnih oblika i obilje tekstura sa malim
dodatkom boje.
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Where I begin…
C – print on Fuji Crystal Archive paper
theater in Toronto
18” X 24”
Gde ja pocinjem…
C – print on Fuji Crystal Archive paper
18” X 24”
Lilly Otasevic
Rodjena i odrasla u Srbiji, Jugoslavija,
pohadjala Skolu za industrijsko oblikovanje u
Beogradu. Magistrirala na slikarskom odseku
Fakulteta likovnih umetnosti u Beogradu
1992. Emigrirala u Kanadu 1994. Aktivno
izlaze od 1996, ucestvovala na brojnim
grupnim izlozbama u Kanadi, Sjedinjenim
americkim drzavama i Ujedinjenim arapskim
emiratima i odrzala sest solo izlozbi.
Njen rad je uglavnom skulpturalan uz
koriscenje razlicitih materijala, a trenutno
radi sa koriscenom starom ciglom.
Uspesno zavrsila nekoliko projekata skulptura
u javnom prostoru u Ontariju.
--Born and raised in Serbia, Yugoslavia,
attended High School of Industrial Design in
Belgrade. Studied painting in the Academy
of Fine Arts in Belgrade where she earned a
Masters diploma in 1992. Immigrated to
Canada in 1994. Actively exhibiting since
1996, participated in numerous group
exhibitions in Canada, USA and Middle East,
and held six solo exhibitions.
Her main body of work consists of sculptural
work, using various materials, and presently
working with reclaimed bricks.
Successfully completed several public art
projects in Ontario.
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Maja Radanovic
I use art to turn reality into narratives, social
issues into fairy land, wishes into naive possibilities. Intrigued by different social values, historical heritage or stereotypes I like
researching and reacting on different local or
global issues.
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Searcing For Cinderella’s Shoe
c-print
35” X 25”
U porazi za Sindarelinom cipeli
c-stampa
35” X 25”
Umetnost koristim da realnost pretvorim u
narativ, socijalne teme u priče iz bajki, a želje
u naivne mogućnosti. Inspirisaciju pronalazim
u razlikama u socijalnim vrednostima, kulturnom nasleđu i stereotipima i tako najesce
istrazujem i reagujem na razlicite globalnolokalne teme.
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Sleep
Oil on Canvase
Spavanje
Ulje na platnu
SPECIAL GUEST
Marie Finkelstein
This painting is from my Sleep series. The
sleeping figure lies amidst bedclothes disturbed by slumber, perhaps due to troubled
dreams. The impression of a head on an
empty pillow suggests the absence of a partner. Grey, purple and umber are the colours
of nighttime.
I am a Toronto painter who works primarily
in oil on canvas. I have exhibited in solo and
group shows in Toronto and Ottawa, and was
a finalist in the 2005 Kingston Portrait prize
Competition. In 2009, I appeared as one of
the selected artists on the Bravo! television
series, Star Portraits. I completed a major
commission of four paintings for the permanent collection on display at Osgoode Hall
Law School, York University, Toronto, in 2011.
I studied art in Montreal where I was born
and raised, and in Banff, Boston and Toronto.
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Lost dimension
plastics and colored sand
(59”x66”)
Izgubljena dimenzija
plastika i bojeni pesak
(23.2” x 26”)
Maria Vilotijevic
B.F.A.
Maria Vilotijevic was born and educated in
Belgrade, Serbia.
She graduated the Academy of Fine Arts in
Belgrade in 1996.
After graduation she settled in Toronto,
Canada. Currently, she works as an art instructor and freelance artist in Toronto.
--Marija Vilotijevic je rođena u Beogradu, u
Srbiji. Diplomirala je na Akademiji likovnih
umetnosti u Beogradu 1996. godine.
Nakon diplomiranja stalno se nastanjuje u
Torontu, u Kanadi. Trenutno je aktivni umetnik i instruktor umetnosti u Torontu.
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No name
Oil on Canvase
28” x 36”
Bez imena
Ulje na platnu
28” x 36”
Marina Stojkovic
My name is Marina Stojkovic and my passion is Art. I find art the thread that keeps
our world together in a way nothing else can.
People thrive off of colour and observation.
I am currently studying at OCAD University
in the art program majoring in painting and
drawing. I’ve been blessed to be able to follow
my dreams as an artist with doing various
shows such as the “Super Naughty Show” and
the “Amazing Sci-Fi Show” ( at The Gallery 99
Sudbury) where I got to showcase my mixed
media paintings and work with very outwardly
topics challenging my artistic style. As I developed as an artist I discovered that my passion
is not solely on painting but also in Fashion
and in Jewelry making and primarily broadening my spectrum of love for creativity and
always staying in a flux journeying through
my years and ripening as a person and as an
artist.
[email protected]
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Big Foot
Mixed Media
50x50cm
Velika Noga
Kombinovana Tehnika
50x50cm
Milan Vasic
I cannot identify why I felt so strongly about
Native American culture but I did not create
my art until discovering the world of the Native American Nations. At first I felt it was not
my place to appropriate Native American subjects. This was not my own cultural heritage.
At first I experimented with futuristic landscape but found this did not hold my interest
enough. I relented to my fascination with the
subject of native people and the influence of
my appreciation for the Karl May’s books.
Indigenous Americans are peoples of the
earth and I feel I have developed a dialogue
with them as I restore their stories from
their olden times into mixed media (original
drawings) creations. I develop my ideas from
researching books. Something I read will
intrigue me and I’ll seek out additional information and become so caught up in that story
that I will amalgamate it to my own tribute.
These stories allow me to narrate to you my
art-works.
This is my work. I hope it touches you as it
moves me. It is my addiction to create it. If I
did anything else, I would be cheating myself.
Second to my family, art is my life. And the
histories of Native Americans is what I hope
to leave for generations to come.
Milan Vasic, B.A. Faculty of Applied Arts and
Design, Belgrade. Serbia
Milan Vasic lives in Toronto, Ontario. He
moved to Canada from Belgrade, Serbia, 20
years ago.
e-mail: [email protected]
Phone:416-733-3548
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Reconstructed Pottery
Acrylic on canvas
85cm x 60 cm (34” x 24”)
Rekonstukcija Grncarije
Acrylic na platnu
85cm x 60 cm (34” x 24”)
Miroslav Nesic
Spanning over 45 years with more than 100
national and international exhibitions, the
work of Miroslav Nesic is constantly
transforming. Recognized in the early years
in Europe as a surrealist of the Yugoslav
school, he established himself in Canada
as an expressionistic figurative painter of
great dynamism and power. The relationship
between man and his environment, his place
in society and communication with others are
constant themes of his work. The tension
between the mathematical, technological
world and the organic world of nature is the
artist’s way to warn, alert and make us think.
--U rasponu od preko 45 godina i vise od 100
nacionalnih i internacionalnih izlozbi rad
Miroslava Nesica prolazi kroz konstantne
promene. U ranoj karijeri u evropi bio je prepoznat kao nadrealista jugoslovenske skole.
U kanadi se potvrdio kao slikar ekspresionistickog figuralizma velike snage i energije.
Odnos coveka i njegovog okruzenja, njegovo
mesto u zajednici i komunikacija sa drugima
su cest motiv Nesicevog rada. Sukob izmedju
matematickog, tehnoloskog sveta i organskog
sveta prirode su teme kojima umetnik zeli da
nas upozori,uzdrma i natera na razmisljanje.
Nut’s Dish
Porcelain Sculpture
24” x 4” x 15”
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Da ne bode oci
Porcelanska Skulptura
24” x 4” x 15”
Natasa Stojkovic
I hold a B.F.A. from the Academy of Applied
Arts and Design in Belgrade, Serbia.
To take a journey in Art is to follow a path
that will last you a lifetime. By using clay as
my main medium I find myself borrowing the
life force of the Earth and using it to make
my work immortal. Clay is the soil beneath
our feet that hold things together and brings
things to life. In that very way I use clay to
bring my artwork to life. My sculptural concepts are based on a very personal narrative,
always revealing a story behind the object.
Earth tones are crucial to uniting aspects of
my work, utilizing additional media such as
wood, leather, and coiled metals to express
and enhance the forms. My ideas stem from
the innate qualities of the materials that I
use to express my sculptures. The tentative
work, the details, the fate of how the work will
emerge after the firing process, creates the
journey I go on with every new concept.
[email protected]
www.stojkovicart.com
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Last made ...
Acrylic on canvas
32” X 32”
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Akrilik na platnu
32” X 32”
Nebojsa Neba Macos
Nebojsa Neba Macos, born in Serbia, Kikinda
1963. Participated in more then 200 group and
6 solo egzibitions. Nebojsa was one of the of
“Zis” art colony founders in Kikinda, Serbia.
Throughout his career, he was the recepient
of many awards, and in 2007 the winner of the
Toronto Artist Inspiration ( 1st place).
He was a member of VAO and Canvas Gallery
for many years.
Presently, Nebojsa lives and works in Toronto.
--Nebojsa Neba Macos, rodjen u Kikindi, Srbija
1963. Ucestvovao na vise od 200 grupnih i 6
solo izlozbi. Bio jedan od organizatora likovne
kolonije “Zis”. Dobitnik je vise nagrada i
pohvalnica u svojoj karijeri, a 2007 dobitnik je
prve nagrade Toronto Artist Inspiration. Zivi i
radi u Torontu.
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Supernatural Supply House
Sculpture - Drawing on
Ceramic
28” x 15” x 15”
Supernatural Supply House
Crtez na Keramickoj Skulpturi
28” x 15” x 15”
Nebojsa Stojkovic
My academic education includes a B.F.A. and
an M.F.A. from the Academy of Applied Arts
and Design in Belgrade, Serbia.
From an early adage I have had a great passion to create and express myself. I have always found visual art and music as my favorite
form to communicate with the world.
As an artist, on one hand I strip reality to its
core, and on the other I create its superstructure by supplementing the already observed
with my own emotions and sentiments. I feel
a strong need to penetrate deeper and explore
my own intimacy, my own worlds, which I
describe in the language of symbols and
characters.
Material and media that I use for my expression are carefully chosen. I find very important to use different media to express myself,
traditional and new digital. I use clay, glass,
silver clay and digital media like i-phone or
i-pad brushes for my paintings, drawings, and
sculptures. I like to express myself creating
music, animated moves.
I attempt to inspire growth in my students
by giving them tools to take into other art
disciplines and into other domains of their
life. Among these tools are a sense of curiosity, non-judgmental attitude, and a thirst for
knowledge. This is integral part of my artistic
practice.
[email protected]
www.stojkovicart.com
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Love is in town
Oil on canvas
16” x 20”
Ljubav je u gradu
Ulje na platnu
28” x 22”
Ozrenko Mrkic
My work is personal; each piece represents
an individual thought and experience I have
drawn from my own sense of spirituality and
culture. It is a subconscious journey between
my body, my soul and surrounding energy.
My approach can be understood by the old
adage: “Paint from nature, but do not paint
nature as it is.” This is essentially what I try to
do. If I were to make myself strictly paint from
reality I would be undermining my own sense
of reason with every move I make.
To me, paintings clothe the processes of the
human soul in a plastic form and function to
enrich our lives. Unlike science, art requires
one to explore new territory often without any
controls in place. I enjoy the fact that art is
not definitive and offers such a broad field to
make bold statements.
FOR DREAMS IS THE MOST DIFFICULT THEY ALWAYS HAVE TO STAY AWAKE
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Old house
Monotype 2012
8” x 10”
Stara kuca
Monotipija 2012
8” x 10”
Sadko
Hadzihasanovic
Sadko Hadzihasanovic studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo, Bosnia. He
earned his MFA at the University of Belgrade,
Yugoslavia (1984). Sadko was a founding
member of the avant-garde group “Bell”
(Grupa Zvono) in Sarajevo, Bosnia in the years
1982-92
He arrived in Canada in 1993. Since his arrival from Bosnia, Sadko has participated
in over fifty exhibitions in public galleries
and artist-run centers across Canada. Sadko
continues to explore identity, and its cultural
and social implications, with an extensive
portraiture-based body of work using mixed
media and collage, and an array of references
to popular culture. He is represented by Paul
Petro Contemporary Art in Toronto
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Change in the wind
Mixed media
23 x 25 x 56 cm
Odakle vetar duva
Kombinovana tehnika
23 x 25 x 56 cm
Tanja Stankic
One never knows what the torrent of life
might teach them. I have learned that the real
purpose of life is... Having uncovered this
principle I am ever grateful.
--Niko ne zna kuda ga stihija zivota nosi i sta
u tim vrtlozima dobija a sta gubi. Za mene
je pravi smisao zivota ... otkrivanje i prihvatanje ovog principa kao i spokoj zbog takve
spoznaje.
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Una Janjicijevic
Una Janicijevic is an award-winning art director and mixed media artist living in Toronto.
She has worked with a wide range of Canadian publications and international non-profit
and arts institutions.
For more info see: unaart.com • lets-get-lost.com
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Where we will go if it all
works out
Mixed media
35cm x 35cm
Gde cemo biti ako se sve
lepo zavrsi
Mixed media
35cm x 35cm
Una Janicijevic je nagradjivani art director i
mixed media umetnik. Saradjuje sa mnogim
kanadskim publikacijama i internacionalnim
dobrotvornim i umetnickim institucijama. Zivi
i radi u Torontu. Vise informacija: unaart.com
• lets-get-lost.com
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Masked
Acrylic on paper
Maskirani
Akrilik na papiru
Uros Jelic
Human presence is a useful device in my
work for melding autobiography with banal
and idiosyncratic moments of everyday life.
The human figure – either through direct
representation or through index – effectively
reveals many layers of individual and social struggle. However in figurative painting
the nature of paint is sometimes lost to the
practice of representation. I’ve found screenprinting to be an appropriate solution for
deploying representational imagery against
abstract expression, as well as an interesting
metaphor for particular cultural systems in
the themes of my work.
--Prisustvo ljudskog bica, u mojim radovima, otvara mogucnost za amalgamaciju autobiografije sa banalnim i idiosinkraticnim momentima
svakodnevnog zivota. Ljudska figura – bilo
kroz direktnu reprezentaciju ili kroz indeks –
efektivno otkriva mnoge slojeve individualne i
socijalne borbe. Ipak u figurativnom slikarstvu
priroda slikarskog materijala, ili boje, je cesto
zapostavljena zarad realizma. Sito stampa je
po mom misljenju pogodno resenje za razvoj
figuracije naspram expresivne abstrakcije, kao
i interesantna metafora za posebne kulturoloske teme koje se pojavljuju u mom slikarstvu.
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Fall
Garments
Nuno felting
Jesen
Prsluk
Nuno felting
tehnika
Vesna Milovanovic
Born and raised in Belgrade, now living in
Toronto, I’ve been sewing, crafting, and making jewelry for as long as I can remember.
Daughter of two creative individuals, I guess
it was my destiny... I’m easily inspired and am
constantly toying with new design ideas and
craft techniques - just wish there were more
hours in the day! Alongside my jewelry, I’ve
been felting and experimenting with mixed
media over the last three years.
--Rodjena sam i odrasla u Beogradu. Presla
sam u Toronto 1993, gde i sada zivim i radim.
Odrasla sam u umetnickoj porodici - otac i
sestra su diplomirali slikarstvo a majka je
bila professor likovnog vaspitanja . Sa njima
sam i ja zajedno crtala,slikala, sila, kreirala i
nije ni cudo da sam jednog dana i ja morala
da pocnem ozbiljnije da se bavim primenjenom umetnoscu. Sve je pocelo kada sam,
trazeci nesto na Internetu, shvatila da ima
mnogo onih, kao ja, koji zele da naprave
nesto lepo. Pocela sam da pravim nakit od
poludragog kamena. Nema dovoljno vremena
u danu koliko bih mogla da stvaram, igram se
sa oblicima i bojama kamena i dobijam nove
ideje kako da napravim jos neki detalj za moju
kolekciju. Tako sam i pocela da pravim salove i
da experimentisem sa vunom i svilom, a naravno i da sve to upotpunim izrazom u grafici,
koja je oduvek bila deo mog zivota.
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Violeta
Milovanovic
Being an artist is an exciting and often
overwhelming life-long battle with life’s little
mundanities.
It’s a blissful curse for the privileged few; a
much needed recovery from the overload.
This can most effectively be achieved by
Veggie bacon
Digital collage
8.5”x 11”
Veggie bacon
Digitalni kolaz
8.5”x 11”
removing oneself from an overcrowded
mental space, away from daily distractions, in
a tranquil environment of mystery that allows
the imagination to wander.
Making time to let your mind wander is time
well invested!
“Take a pinch of keyhole
And fold yourself up
You cut along a dotted line
You think inside out
And you’re invisible”
K.Bush
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Spring - prolece
Acrylic on Yupo
36”x30”
Prolece
Acrylic on Yupo
36”x30”
Zorica Bogdanovic
I was born in Belgrade where I lived until
1989 when I moved to Toronto. Expressing
myself as a painter and artist has always been
my way of self-discovery…meditation…a
one-way ticket to the roots of a new world…
a world of mystery and nirvana. I get inspiration for my work from nature and memories...
although my work is sometimes just a result
of my imagination and connection to the
universe. My favorite techniques are: acrylic
on yupo, oil and water-colour. I am a member
of Don Valley Art Club - Toronto
--Rodjena sam u Beogradu ,od 1989 zivim u Torontu. Moje slikarsko izražavanje doživljavam
kao najveću samospoznaju... meditaciju...
odlazak u neki svet blizi izvoru...svet misterije i blaženstva. Inspiracija za većinu mojih
radova nikla je iz prirode, mojih sećanja, a
ponekad je moj rad jednostavno plod maste.
Omiljene tehnike su mi: akrilik na yupo
papiru ulje na platnu i akvarel. Clan sam
udruzenja likovnih umetnika DVAC Don
Vally Art Club-a u Torontu.
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Special thanks to - Posebna zahvalnost
To All Artists,
13th Serbian Film Festival, Toronto
Artistic Way Ltd., Toronto
Marko Vitorovic, Toronto
Novine, Toronto
Praxis Gallery, Toronto
1614 Queen St W, Toronto,
Ontario M6R 1A8
Aleksandar Janicijevic
Anja Karisik
Ana Klasnja
Boban Dosic
Bojan Basaric
Bole Cirovic
Bozica Radjenovic
Branko Mijokovic
Ciba Karisik
David Milovanovic
Dragica Gadjanski - Didi
Dubravka Matic-Mandic
Gordana Brelih
Gordana Dosen
Gordana Olujic
Grozdana Bukvic
Lilly Otasevic
Maja Radanovic
Marie Finkelstein
Marija Vilotijevic
Marina Stojkovic
Milan Vasic
Miroslav Nesic
Natasa Stojkovic
Nebojsa Neba Macos
Nebojsa Stojkovic
Ozrenko Mrkic
Sadko Hadzihasanovic
Tanja Stankic
Una Janicijevic
Uros Jelic
Vesna Milovanovic
Violeta Milovanovic
Zorica Bogdanovic
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