Born on 10th of December 1979. In 1998 graduated at the School for design in Belgrade, and in 2003 graduated at the Faculty of applied Art in Belgrade, section Applied graphics - Book Graphics studio. Live and work in Belgrade, Serbia.
I studied illustration with professor Rastko Ćirić, and also took private lessons in drawing and painting with magical realism painter Mr. Željko Tonšić. To these artists I am deeply grateful, for all the knowledge and unselfish guidance...
Last eight years I work as a freelance Illustrator/Graphic designer. In 2001, as a student, I started cooperation with Zavod za udžbenike i nastavna sredstva (The Textbook Institute), Belgrade, and since 2004 I am engaged as permanent external collaborator for textbook illustrations. From 2004 to 2005 I worked as instructor in the fine arts workshops for children in Cultural Center Stari Grad in Belgrade.
To date, I have illustrated over thirty publications, mostly books. Also, worked with various renowed clients (advertising agencies, magazines, book / textbook / multimedia publishers), have illustrated for web, video and have also participated in many other independent projects.
I have exposed my works at "Golden Pen of Belgrade" the illustration biennial in 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011; The "Acqui Terme" graphic biennial, Italy, 2005; Dvorana Slovenskog Doma, Ljubljana, Slovenia; and several other expos related to illustration, graphic and video-art.
Rather than maintaining some kind of "an authentic style of my own", I gladly open towards the natural and unbiased experience and reaction. Necessary is the technical possibility of visual expression, the technical skill which allows a spontaneous expression. I tend towards simplicity and openness to possible views (of a story, of a character...).
However expressing one's style or stylistic preference may be inevitable, I always try to act as medium for the characters' own expression or some kind of a messenger of the original idea. The results may also be called some kind of translations into the visual language, or interpretations.
When you have a ready story which you're about to illustrate, you are usually expected to purely realize the potential visual aspect of the story, giving the visual support or feedback to the textual concept. To what extent of detail you should do it, mainly depends on the author's concept and how well it is understood, or the concept of a universal idea, of the integral scope of the project.
IIllustrated media, as means of communication are a fusion of multiple layers and a composition of apparently different ways of expression. Different languages, you may say. Like the verbal language the visual language is summed up to a unique purpose, transferring the integral idea. Always working up to coherent overall impression, illustrations come as a tempered additional stimulus to the senses of a reader, and vice versa: the text adds to the impression of the observer.
There is also one thing I would like to achieve by publishing my work, that is to strenghten the illustration - art community and encourage people to do the same. So, feel free to give any comments and suggestions, and if you'd like to share a link with me - just let me know.
This section is meant to be the place where you can download some of my works, such as wallpapers, prints and even some fonts. It will be populated shortly but, in the meantime, please check out few websites that belong to my friends and colleagues, as well as some other useful resources. One koan a day included :)
A monk told Joshu, "I have just entered this monastery. I beg you to teach me."
Joshu asked, "Have you eaten your rice porridge?"
The monk replied, "I have."
"Then," said Joshu, "Go and wash your bowl."
At that moment the monk was enlightened.