Today we’d like to introduce you to Miljan Suknovic.
Miljan, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
I was painting and drawing since I remember myself. How it started I don’t know but art became my life, my profession, passion and escape from world I live in. Actually, I wouldn’t call it escape its just parallel world I have created. I lived and worked as an artist in different countries but most influential places I lived and call them my home are Florence and New York where I live since 2007.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I’m an abstract painter. My work is often represented in large scale paintings. From lyric to geometric abstraction, minimal or intensely painted surfaces are always characterized by color. Mostly those paintings give a pleasant and happy vibe what is not my intentions but describes my personality. Since I’m interested in architecture I often see my work as a part of space not as a secluded object. One of reasons for that I find in Italian renaissance, as an influence that effected my work and was part of my 7 years life in Florence.
There are two very different groups of work that I create; one is very calculated, often with elements of geometry and other is poetic and closer to lyric abstraction. Those two different approaches sometimes meet in a single painting. This is who I’m: a person with sense for logic and math and someone who deeply appreciate feelings and spontaneity.
Do current events, local or global, affect your work and what you are focused on?
Art was always part of social movements and it takes important role in it. Also, artists are inspired by the time and events that take place in their surroundings.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
Most recently my show opened in Rhythm Ryde in Dumbo, neighborhood in New York City. It is a solo show of large scale paintings. Just to mention a few interesting shows from past; Constellations at the World Trade Center in New York, in Museum of Porto Montenegro, painting-installations show at the R. Livingston Beeckman Mansion in New York, several solo exhibitions at Catherine Ahnell gallery which represent my work.
- Address: studio: 59 Franklin Street, 10013 NY, New York
- Website: www.suknovic.com
- Instagram: @miljansuknovic