About Ivan Milenkovic
Born 1988 in Belgrade.
2003-2007: Art School of Leskovac, course: graphical design.
2007: Enrolled bacherols studies at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Art University, Belgrade
2012 : Graduated Master studies at Faculty of fine art in Belgrade, mentor: Gordan Nikolić.
The paintings portray people absorbed into their devices – laptops, tablets and mobile phones – where the only light source is the light of a PC monitor or other kind of display tech. These portraits focus on light, a key element of painting. Light not only evokes the mood, but does something far more important: it colors the very Zeitgeist of an epoch. Throughout history, people have attributed various symbolic meanings to light, which is why painters have used it as a metaphor. Though gadget screens are the only light source in these portraits, each portrait has a unique lighting solution; thus the specific ambiences invoke hermetic, virtual worlds where the person is confined or voluntarily exiled.
2020 Traps of perception, Leskovac Culture Centre Gallery, Leskovac, Serbia.
2020 (Gallery ULUS (Association of Fine Artist of Serbia) , Belgrade.
2019- de-lighted/ Lit by screen Light, Pigmalion NLB Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia.
2019¬- Open studio/exhibition, CITE (Cite international des arts), Paris, France.
2018- Light of Technologies, Gallery of National University. Vranje, Serbia.
2017- Light of Technologies, Gallery Tribina Mladih, Culture Center, Novi Sad, Serbia.
2017- Obverse and reverse, Culture Center, Palermo, Sicily.
2015- Portraits- Watercolors, Stambol gate Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia.
2015- Tubes, Pub ‘’Ship’’ in cooperation with Imidz Gallery. Belgrade.
2013- Exhibition “Together and more”-, Kunstraum Ewigkeitsgasse, Vienna,
2013- Exhibition ’’Portraits’’, Gallery of Vracar townshipt, Belgrade.