At the very first glance of Djurovic’s paintings we face the unusual colorful fluorescence that simply, blinds all our senses. In that first encounter with the colorful world of this Mediterranean painter, we will feel how he acts suggestively, powerfully, warmly. Only afterwards, do we discover the artist’s affinity towards mysterious, hidden, fantastic and amazing. From that point this art of painting forces us by its bucolic-pastoral charms into a pleasant journey in the depths of one world whose existence we have already forgotten. Metaphysically speaking we are the Beings of the flesh. Each painter always for himself, again and again rediscovers his Arcadia. That is the ONE last homeostasis shelter in which one can find tranquility. Djurovic’s paining is charmed with one obsessive. Arcadian colorful eroticism, led by the deep order of a being that is aware of the existence of Beauty. With all that, the erotic at the painting of this artist is sublimed into the spiritual. That painting, unusually lit, which seems to arrive form the fairy tale world is a paradise oasis, water of one intimate maternal source in which the soul returns again to get some warmth.
Dragan Jovanovic Danilov – poet
Željko Đurovic is born on 12th December 1956 in Danilovgrad, Montenegro where he completed his primary and secondary education. He graduated fine arts / painting from the Academy of Applied Art in Belgrade, where he also gained his master. A member of ULUS and Ex-libris Society, Belgrade. He is also a member of international group Ange Exquis, France. Currently teaching as an Associate Professor of drawing and painting at the Faculty of Philology and Arts, Kragujevac (FILUM).
Address Zeljko Djurovic
1980. Danilovgrad, House of Culture, Danilovgrad – drawings
1983. Belgrade, Grafički kolektiv Gallery – drawings
1984. Danilovgrad, Education Center – paintings
1986. Belgrade, Gallery Atrijum – drawings
1987. Zemun, Gallery Stara kapetanija – paintings
1987. Titograd (Podgorica), Gallery of Youth Centre – paintings
1990. The Sveti Stefan island, Gallery Sveti Stefan – graphics
1990. Belgrade, Grafički kolektiv Gallery – graphics
1992. Kragujevac, Mali likovni salon – graphics
1993. Belgrade, Gallery 12+ – paintings
1993. Belgrade, Cultural Center Gallery – paintings
1996. Podgorica, Contemporary Art Centre – paintings
1996. Kotor, Gallery Stari grad – paintings
1996. Kragujevac, Mali likovni salon – paintings
1996. Sombor, Art Gallery – paintings and drawings
1997. Fribourg (Switzerland), Castle Gruyeres – paintings and drawings
1998. Neuchatel (Switzerland), Temple alemand – paintings
1998. Fribourg (Switzerland), Forum – paintings
1999. Herceg Novi, Gallery Spinaker – paintings
2000. Geneve (Switzerland), Atelier Jose Roosevelt – paintings
2001. Belgrade, Gallery ULUS – paintings
2003. Tivat, Cultural Center – paintings i drawings
2003. Danilovgrad, Center for Culture – paintings and drawings
2004. Fribourg (Switzerland), Galerie de la Cathedrale – paintings
2004. Belgrade, Gallery Progres – paintings and drawings
2006. Belgrade, Gallery Art Point – paintings
2007. Fribourg, Atelie Contraste – drawings and graphics
2010. Belgrade, SKC – paintings
2010. Zemun, Gallery 107, paintings
2010. Kragujevac, National Museum – paintings, drawings and graphics
Participated in more than 300 of group exhibitions, in the country and abroad
1991 participation in the exhibition Meeting of Contemporary European Painting organized by the Artdeco Gallery, Avignon, France.
1991 by the invitation of the Atelier Contraste of Fribour (Switzerland) creates a graphic for Prix Contraste de l' Estampe Originale
1994 the only Yugoslav painter participating in the First Exhibition of Fantastic Art in the World, named Du Fantastique au Visionnaire, organized in Venice, Italy
1995 participation in the international exhibition of contemporary art – Budapest Art Expo in Budapest
1996 participation in the Europart Exhibition, Genève (Switzerland)
1996 presented in the Encyclopedia bibliographical of the Art Contemporary Exlibris No 19, Artur Mario da Mota Miranda, Portugal
1998 Belgrade National Museum, Open Graphics Workshop – the author demonstrates making of graphic plate, mezzotint technique
1998 Graphic Atelier of Fribourg (Switzerland) ordered and bought up graphic plate, mezzotint technique and printed it in the edition of 59+10 copyright prints for collectors
2001 participation in the exhibition of fantastic and visionary art ''Tra Sogno e Magia'', Comune di Piombino, Italy
2006., 2007, 2008, 2009 Salon Comparaison, Paris, Grand Palais
2008 L’ange exquis, etre ange etrange, Chaumont, France
2009 L’ange exquis, Chateau de Vascoeuil, France
2009 participation in the exhibition GENESIS, Chalk Farm Gallery, Santa Fe, USA
2009 Salon International des Arts Visionnaires, CHIMERIA, Sedan, France
2009 Grand Prix Internazionale, „Italia“, Castroreale, Sicilly
2009 participation in the exhibition WAF, Los Angeles, USA
2010. International Mezzotint Festival, Yekaterinburg, Russia
The author in books
Đoric, Dejan – Body and Soul of Paintings – independent publisher Slobodan Mašić, Belgrade, 1993.
E. Benezit, Dictionnare Critique et documentaire, Editions Grand, Paris, 1999.
Majher, Vesna – In the Atelier – published by the author, 2001.
Etienne Chaton, Tra Sogno e Magia, lalli Editore Siena, Italia, 2001.
Dragoslav Bokan, Beautiful Serbia, Veduta, Belgrade, 2002.
Amidžić, Biljana – from the Diary of Gallery 107 – publisher Fincom, Belgrade, 2002.
Group of authors – Views, Time of Art, publisher Ms. Ž. Ivanišević, Belgrade, 2003.
Živković, Stanislav – Serbian Painting in XX century, publisher Matica srpska, 2005.
Jon Beinart – Metamorphosis, Melbourne, Australia, 2006.
Peric Ivan, Metaphysical Painting publisher I. Peric, Belgrade 2006.
Marsel Salome – Dreamscapes I, publisher SalBru Publish, The Netherlands, 2006.
Claus Brusen – Imaginaire I – publisher Fantasmus-Art, Denmark, 2009.
Marsel Salome – Dreamscapes II, publisher Re- Art Imaginary, The Netherlands, 2009.
Claus Brusen – Imaginaire II – publisher Fantasmus-Art, Denmark, 2010.
1980 ''A. Tomaševic'' Mosaic Award, FAA, Belgrade
1985 Award for drawings on the VII Belgrade 85 Exhibition
1986 Redemptory Award – Salon of Zemun
1991 Spring Award of Zemun Artistic Society
1991 Special Award of Lions Club ''La Mole'' Torino for the Ex-libris, international exhibition, Italy
1992. Redemptory Award ''QUADRA'' – exhibition of small graphics, Gallery ''Grafički kolektiv'' Belgrade
1995 Award ''Deveti Decembar'' – Danilovgrad
1998 the First Prize of the Biennial of Fine and Applied Arts of Serbia, Smederevo 98
1999 Special Award of the Foundation ''MC Escher Jury, the Netherlands
2005 the first prize for fine art, VIII International Biennial of Miniatures Art, Gornji Milanovac
2011 the First Prize “Ljubica Filipovic“ for the drawing, Kragujevac
Locations of his works
• Belgrade National Museum, Graphics Department
• International Museum of Fantastic Art, Gruyeres Castle, Switzerland
• International Museum of Ex-libris, Italy
• Kragujevac National Museum, Kragujevac
• As well, in many private collections in the country and abroad
Category: Interviews 2012