Dragan Azdejkovic was born in 1957. He graduated from the Art Academy in Belgrade 1983. Dragan has been a member of the ULUS (Serbian Artists Association) since 1986.
Dragan Azdejkovic has taken Fifth Place in painting out of 800 of the best artists in the world at the 2005 Florence Biennial where he represented his county of Serbia & Montenegro. He writes, "It is a big chance for every artist to show their artwork to World of Art scene." December 2005 was the fifth International Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Art. The Biennial was held at the historic Fortezza da Basso in Florence, Italy.
The paintings of Dragan Azdejkovich are a direct and doubtless alternative to that which Donald Kuspit defined as "operatic" in visual arts. Namely, believing in patient and meticulous constructing of a painting, he avoids all pretensions, although not some theatrical elements; in his case, those elements are aimed toward depiction of inner processes, and the attempt to find modalities of related plastic intensities. Practically uninterested in communication at any price, Dragan's paintings demand focused concentration from the viewer, and even, thanks to his personal feeling for the intimate, demand separation and meditation in confronting them. This strategic insistence on heavy, congested communication with a painting, Kuspit will call "visual chamber music". Where visual "opera" wearily and without an aura, collapses in to its own arbitrariness, "visual chamber music" creates subtleties. If the integrity of art can be returned again at all, that will happen through "visual chamber music" and painting which poetically belongs to that chamber circle. To claim that Dragan Azdejkovich's work belongs to the chamber visual circle doesn't mean that his paintings can be classified in any school, group or style. On the contrary! Thematically, morphologically and structurally it is completely original and personal; technically ritualised to the point of eccentricity, these paintings, unlike most, contain genuine feeling of joy and satisfaction in the act of painting.
"I paint what I like, when I like and where I like." I know that Dragan knows this quote by famous British painter David Hockney and I also know that future paintings by Dragan Azdejkovich will surprise himself first and then all of us, who find magical beauty in his work.
I paint what I like, when I like and where I like. Yes.
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