ARTIST – VISUAL ARTIST – SCULPTOR
Lives and works in VERNET-LES-BAINS (Pyrénées-Orientales)
Travels, on request, to conduct workshops and exhibitions
Technics used : Clay, Drawings, Inks, Pastels, Pigments...
Born on 20th March 1957 in Donji Zovik Bosnia-Herzegovia
Moved to France in 1969
Using sculpturing, painting, drawing as tools, I work on myths,
symbols, expression of the female inner foce, as well as on the
reinstatement in an etymological sense of the female and male energy
of the forces of the elements.
My sculptures materialise, among other things, ancient goddesses
which may also echo the illustrations of these goddesses still very
present with some Slavic peoples in their legends, songs, proverbs
and exorcisings, as well as in many other civilizations through
space and times of our global heritage.
From these ancient practices, I seek to extract symbols and rites,
as story tellers in Eastern countries do : when a story ends, it
calls for another one which, in turn, calls for a third one.
Technics used for sculpturing :
I work mainly with sculpturing clay and also with finer clays of
various colours. The clay is worked in the bulk and is then dug out
to be fired.
Technics used for painted panels :
This work is done in successive stages : drawing, photocopying,
transferring, then colouring by means of inks, coloured pencils, oil
pastels, pigments... on paper.
The spirit I put in my wok, as an Artist, is intended in a manner
which is both personal and more global, to extract the spirit of a
people's identity – NARODNOST, in my native language.
I could also express it as :
« SEARCHING FOR MY ORIGINAL ORIGINS ».
This work brings me to work on ancient Slavic goddesses, the
elementals, the TOTEM animals, as well as on the goddesses which
refer to myths and symbols of long gone civilizations.
Touching trough Space and Times these invisible threads which build
up in our collective memory, I seek to re-actualize, make these
threads visible, to invite one to find the origins of our own