Djordje Ozbolt Yugoslavia, b. 1967

Overview

Constantly exploring a variety of mediums including drawing, painting, and sculpture, Djordje Ozbolt, who successfully held the Pavilion of Serbian at the 58th Venice Biennale, has gained global reputation for his unique works. Having spent his early childhood years in Yugoslavia where the atrocities of social conflicts and civil insurgencies persisted, he subsequently settled down in London. Such an acknowledgement of Ozbolt’s personal account sheds light on his emotional sensibilities and artistic perspective that he embedded into his works. Henceforth, his personal reinterpretations of a subject matter – whether it be issues from current events, an extraction from the media, acquaintances of new cultures during his worldwide travels, or even ordinary content excerpted from his massive private collections of nonfiction books – take on a whole new approach on his canvas. This further enables the medium of ‘painting,’ which has often been seen as a more traditional form of activity, to undertake creative and experimental possibilities for artistic expression. What most stands out in his work is the emergence of eccentric imaginative imageries. In his paintings and sculptures often portray unfamiliar backdrops imbued with animals, objects, and human characters that conduct themselves in rather unforeseen behaviors. By breaking the traditional norms, Ozbolt recalls various components emanating from different art movements – Primitive Art, Cubism, Realism, and Surrealism – hence making it impossible to define his works into a single category.

Works
  • Djordje Ozbolt, After Rain, 2019
    After Rain, 2019
  • Djordje Ozbolt, Eternal Puzzle, 2019
    Eternal Puzzle, 2019
  • Djordje Ozbolt, Greatness of Critical Mass, 2019
    Greatness of Critical Mass, 2019
  • Djordje Ozbolt, La Vida Loca, 2019
    La Vida Loca, 2019
  • Djordje Ozbolt, Lonely , 2019
  • Djordje Ozbolt, Look Out, 2019
  • Djordje Ozbolt, Music of the Forest, 2019
  • Djordje Ozbolt, On the Cliff, 2019
  • Djordje Ozbolt, Plain Sailing, 2019
    Plain Sailing, 2019
  • Djordje Ozbolt, The Visitors, 2019
    The Visitors, 2019
  • Djordje Ozbolt, Always Look Up, 2017
    Always Look Up, 2017
  • Djordje Ozbolt, Jungle Blues, 2017
    Jungle Blues, 2017
  • Djordje Ozbolt, Modern Man, 2017
    Modern Man, 2017
  • Djordje Ozbolt, Mr Daydream, 2017
    Mr Daydream, 2017
  • Djordje Ozbolt, Mr Dizzy, 2017
    Mr Dizzy, 2017
  • Djordje Ozbolt, Mr Grumpy, 2017
    Mr Grumpy, 2017
  • Djordje Ozbolt, Observing Poet, 2017
    Observing Poet, 2017
  • Djordje Ozbolt, Taking it further, 2017
    Taking it further, 2017
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