Starting to move through the fields of the painting Salon (from 2016), Zdravković disturbs the traditional two-dimensional perception of the canvas – by using VR, the painting conquers the interior, that is, the non-existent space so far. By upgrading the meaning and content, the visitor will have the opportunity to find for the first time in Belgrade on the other side of the canvas in the uncertain dimensions of virtual reality.
The painting Salon was exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 2017 (“Enclavia – painting, a consequence of this kind of life”) and is currently in a private collection in Vienna.
D Salon, oil and acrylic paint on canvas 145x200cm, 2016. ( private collection, Vienna)
Dragan Zdravković & Digital Mind
Dragan Zdravković (Belgrade, 1969) graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade, where he earned his Master’s degree, too. He received his PhD from the Faculty of Contemporary Arts in Belgrade under the mentorship of academician Vladimir Veličković. He is a lecturer in Drawing and Painting course at the Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade. He had professional training in Leipzig, Florence, and Bern. He exhibited his works in about ninety exhibitions in the country and abroad. He represented Serbia at the 57th Venice Biennale at the exhibition Enclavia – Painting, a consequence of this kind of life. Part of his work is in individual museum and gallery collections (MSU, Belgrade; Christen Sveaas Art Collection, Oslo; Museu do Douro, Portugal; Zepter Collection; LIA – Leipzig…), as well as in many private collections in the country and abroad.