Interview: Aleksandar Krzavac
Luca Curci talks with Aleksandar Krzavac during LONDON CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR, at THE LINE Contemporary Art Space
Born on April 15, 1959, in Belgrade (Yugoslavia). Journalist, Economist, Book Author & Visual Artist (illustrator/painter). Graduated from the Faculty of Economics at the University of Belgrade (Yugoslavia). Group Art Exhibitions: Art Pavillon Cvijeta Zuzoric Winter Exhibition (theme The Unexpected View Feb.-March 2021) Fine Artists of Serbia (ULUS) Belgrade (Serbia), Art Pavillon Cvijeta Zuzoric Spring Exhibition (theme The Invisible Portrait May-June 2021) Fine Artists of Serbia (ULUS) Belgrade Serbia, The House of King Peter I (theme ON/OFF Apr – May 2021) 29th Art Market Belgrade Serbia, Caffe Gallery Toulouse-Lautrec (theme CONTACT June-July 2020) Belgrade Serbia, LONDON CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR THE LINE Contemporary Art Space (March 10 – April 01, 2022) London (Great Britain). Author of four books: Book of aphorisms and cartoons CLOSE YOUR EYES THE FUTURE HAS JUST BEGUN, Book of economic and sociological essays CROSSROADS AND/OR ILLUSIONS, COPING WITH PLUG & PLAY IDEOLOGY, Paperback and E-book edition of humour book about a clumsy TV journalist MEDIA GUY – GOD BLESSES MEDIA BUT NOT MEDIA PROFESSIONALS and book based on the true story (war drama) THE OTHER SIDE OF REASON.
Luca Curci – What’s your background? What is the experience that has influenced your work the most?
Aleksandar Krzavac – A significant part of my background is in my CV. I graduated from the faculty of economics, but for decades of my work, I have spent as a TV media journalist. I like lines, colors and words that’s why I spend a pretty good time writing and painting/drawing. I an enjoy individual approach to any work that’s why I prefer art to corporate work.
LC – What are your thoughts while you paint? Do you have any habits or rituals while you work?
AK – Thoughts… Hmm, not easy to answer… But New Changing World makes me react to such happenings. In my opinion no specific habits or rituals while I create artwork.
LC – Where do you find your inspiration?
AK – There are no specific timetable events for inspiration. The only way is to turn on my talent at the point I have a good idea. Unfortunately in the corporate office, I am forced to TURN OFF any art idea in order to perform ordinary duties.
LC – Do you use art to express something in particular? Is it your medium of expression?
AK – To some extent Yes for I think Art is a better medium to express a creative idea than Corporation with orders on how to work, walk look etcetera… Art is more my expression than my medium. It’s impossible to express such ideas in ordinary private & business life.
LC – What do you think about the concept of this exhibition? How did it inspire you?
AK – The concept of contemporary art styles is perfect. Exhibitions with the domination of portraits, nude figures and landscapes are old-fashioned. That’s something that we have seen 300 years ago. New Approach and Style is something that inspires me to make artwork.
LC – What is your idea about ITSLIQUID GROUP?
AK – That’s a good idea for the promotion both of well-known as well as emerging artists. Internet use is perfect for more efficient communications among artists, gallerists, media experts, and collectors… Social networks can make a significant contribution to artist promotion at almost no cost what’s good for emerging authors.