Miloš Šobajić, painter and sculpturer
Miloš Šobajić was born in 1945. in Belgrade, where he graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts, painting department. From 1972 till 2005 he lived and worked in Paris. In 2005. he comes back to Serbia, only to become the first dean of the newly founded Faculty of Art and Design. He administered the duty till 2014. Today he is professor emeritus of Megatrend University.
Prof. Šobajić had more than eighty independent exhibitions in the most prestigious galleries on the planet. His works are exposed in almost forty museums in the world. Nonetheless, he is author of the book „Paint and hush“ („Slikaj i ćuti).
Nikola Dimitrović, painter
Nikola Dimitrovic was born on July 29, 1990 in Belgrade. After graduating as a bachelor from Belgrade Polytechnic at the department of Graphic Design, he gets his MA degree at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the department of Painting in June 2019 in class of Professor Vesna Knezevic. During his studies he has participated in over 20 group exhibitions in the country and abroad, of which the following are highlighted: Stone in Art and Architecture (RTS Gallery, Belgrade 2019); Youth Palette (Cultural Center, Vrbas 2019); Student Drawing Biennale of Serbia (Student Cultural Center, Belgrade 2019); MASTERPIECES (U10, Belgrade 2019); InterAction (Youth Center, Belgrade 2018); Kunst im Dialogue (Rathaus, Landshut, Germany 2018) and Collective Identity (Štab Gallery, Belgrade 2017). In addition, he was a regular exhibitor at the Annals such as the Small Format Drawings and Sculptures Exhibition at the Youth Center, Interventions at the Magacin Cultural Center and FESTUM at the Student Cultural Center. After many years of exhibiting practice, Nikola enriched his artistic experience by playing the role of a curator in the initiative of the author's project Trilogy: Time, Space, Identity - the first art exhibition trilogy in Belgrade, which took place in 3 stages (October, November, December 2019) at the Magacin Cultural Center. His work has been published by several local and foreign catalogs and art magazines.
Ivana Martić, painter, editor and journalist
Ivana Martić (Serbia) is an artist, editor and journalist. She holds a MA from the Academy of Fine Arts Novi Sad. As a scholar of German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) she studied at the University of Kassel and completed educational seminar “Cultural Scene” at the Goethe Institute Weimar and Berlin. She founded the contemporary art jewelry brand TOTA art forms. Painting, writing and editing on visual culture, organizing exhibitions of contemporary abstract painting and creating of own art jewelry and art objects are her main activities. Her art objects and jewelry are presented in many galleries across Europe. Ivana is a member of ULUPUDS (The Association of Applied Arts Artists and Designers of Serbia). She lives and works in Belgrade.
Ivana Martić, artist’s statement
- “Research of visual elements and materials whose ultimate goal is the achievement of good in harmony and contrasts, is actually endless fascination that the complexity of the works of art and applied art rests on a few basic shapes and colors, as well as on the fact that the number of diverse compounds of these forms is infinite”.
- “There is a way to achieve magic of beauty in art and life – it is always a moment that takes our breath as emotional convey of ourselves or whatever holds a value of it – sometimes it’s about artwork that chooses us or when we choose art work. The ability to arouse emotions in the viewer is art itself – expression withing object and paintings emerges from feelings.“
The Hanging Fireplace and the Other Face of Minimalism, oil on canvas, 60×40 cm
Golden Shadows of the Table Lamp – Isolating of the Treasure, oil on canvas, 50×40 cm
Under the Lampshade, Silence, oil on canvas, 70x70 cm
The Tree of Happiness in Living Room – The Smoke, Sail and Longing, oil on canvas, 60×45 cm
Impressions from a Trip, Images and Pendants, diptych, oil on canvas, 60×90 cm
Dawn, assemblage, acrylic on wood, 50x50 cm
Assemblage exhibition „Sense and Feelings“ , acrylic on wood, Gallery at the House of King Peter of Serbia Belgrade
Tamara Kusovac, painter and designer
Tamara Kusovac, designer and painter, was born in 1970 in Belgrade, where she lives and works. She graduated from the Higher School of Fine and Applied Arts in 1992 in Belgrade in the class of Prof. Batomir Barugdzic. She worked for twenty years in the company Dekus for the production of furniture as an interior consultant, where she also painted objects. She is a member of ULUPUDS (The Association of Applied Arts Artists and Designers of Serbia).
For decades, she has been painting on canvas, glass, ceramics, wood, furniture, making Easter eggs, souvenirs with Belgrade motifs, she is the creator of the figure of the owl - the guardian of the house, as well as the founder of a new direction in painting, that critics called an urban naive.
Tamara Kusovac's works resonate with fullness of life, dynamic music of colors and sophistication of feminine artistic expression. Shapes and surfaces are filled with fantastic worlds that open the door to the beauty of creation as a procedure for oneself and enchanting speech whose source is naturalness, sensuality and sincerity. In her new creative chapter, she replaced her long-term orientation to architecture in her works, both as a thematic content and as an artistic and constructive means of controlling always well-balanced zones on one surface, with an abstract painting that is still symbolically and materially connected to the figurative.
She won the award at the souvenir competition in the city of Dimitrovgrad. Since 1996. he is a permanent associate of the Cultural Center of Belgrade. She had several group exhibitions and six solo ones. She is the organizer and participant in humanitarian exhibitions (help to the Japanese people after the tsunami 2011), several times the organizer and participant of the exhibition to help children suffering from malignant diseases Nurdor. Donor of hand-painted furniture to socially endangered families in the show Radna akcija, as a permanent work in support of Belhospice.
Waiting for the love, acrylic on canvas, 50x70 cm
From the cycle “Recorded in time”, acrylic on canvas, 40x40 cm
From the cycle “Recorded in time 1”, acrylic on canvas, 40x40 cm
From the cycle “Recorded in time 2”, acrylic on canvas, 40x40 cm
Words in Gold, acrylic on canvas, 70x70 cm
Unbreakable ties, acrylic on canvas, 70x70 cm
Isidora Ivanović, painter
Born in 1983 in Belgrade, Serbia. Since 1991 lives in Moscow. In 2004 she graduates and gets her master’s degree from Moscow State Academic Art Institute named after V.I. Surikov, after which she returns to her native land Serbia, where she lives today.
She had more than 10 solo exhibitions in Serbia and abroad.
She exhibited her artwork on more than 40 exhibitions in USA, Russia, Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia.
She is active in different kinds of public artwork (sculptures, art projects etc.)
She is the winner of Special recognition for contribution to Serbian art “Colors of Serbia”, Moscow, Russia, 2013
She is the winner of Special recognition for contributions to Art Fest @ Doral, Miami, Florida, USA. 2012
She is the winner of Special Appreciation for contribution and promotion of arts among cultures of Carlos Albizu University, Miami, Florida, USA. 2012
She is the winner of Russian national Academy of Arts Award in 2008.
From 2005- 2007, together with a team of Russian artists, she is painting Serbian Orthodox Church in Zagreb (Croatia). In august of 2007, after decision and blessing of Mitropolit of Zagreb, Ljubljana and hole Italy she was honored with a medal of second order of Kantakuzina Katarina Brankovic for special services to Serbian Orthodox Church, Zagreb-Ljubljana Mitropoly.
She is the founder of Art Association “DivArt”, in which she achieves numerous art projects (since 2010).
She is the founder of Art Gallery “Atelier DivArt” in Belgrade, 2019
She is a member of ULUPUDS (Association of Fine artists of Applied Arts and designers of Serbia).
Her artwork is presented by galleries in USA, Russia, Serbia.
Her works are also presented in private collections in Germany, USA, Norway, Austria, Switzerland, Georgia, Russia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia.
She lives and works in Belgrade, Serbia.
She had 14 solo exhibition and took part in over 70 group exhibitions.
More about her work on website www. isidoraivanovic.net
Reveal your Face, 100x70 cm
The Touch, mixed media, 70x100 cm
Touch of Water, mixed media, 70x100 cm
Touch of Earth, mixed media, 100x70 cm
Touch of Fire, mixed media, 70x100 cm
Maja T. Izquierdo, painter and architect
PhD Maja T. Izquierdo was born in Belgrade, Serbia, of Peruvian and Serbian origin. She currently works at the Faculty of Architecture Union Nikola Tesla University in Belgrade, as a full professor. Maja is IFLA LAWB Representative for Europe.
She grew up among the myths and legends of the Peruvian Amazonian shamans and old Slavic legend and fairy tales which had an immense influence on what is she today. Her training in the field of shamanism she obtained in the deep Amazonian rainforest of Peru.
Maja is a Doctor of Science (Architecture), Master of Science (Biotechnical sciences and forest ecology), Master of Science (Art history), Master of Landscape architecture and urban design and master of architecture and urbanism. She is an author and co-author of several peer review papers and one script book. Currently on Clinical psychology specialization. She was educated in Serbia, Spain, and Peru.