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.

Solo exhibitions:
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,
Austria.
2013- Exhibition ’’Portraits’’, Gallery of Vracar townshipt, Belgrade.