Vesna Milinkovic is a British abstract painter. Drawing and painting since the mid 1980’s, Milinkovic shifted focus to abstract painting and collage in 1999. Exhibitions include the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, The Other Art Fair London and Bristol, The Great North Art Show, selling works in the UK and USA.
Five years of formal study in Design and a further two years in Philosophy, Milinkovic has worked as a Creative Director in recent years, making the transition to full time painting in December 2015.
Tending toward the expressive, Milinkovic utilizes gestural mark-making with calligraphic undertones, influenced by the oriental arts and graffiti. When considering the geometric composition and form, experimentation with textural layering is a critical part of the process, at once spontaneous and architectural. Texture varies from obligatory brush work to watermark and print impression, scribble, fragmenting paint and the hammer of obliteration. Spontaneity and the element of chance are the practice, allowing for bold leaps in aesthetic direction. An oscillating tension exists between structure and fluidity, mirroring the push-pull of ordinary existence while contemplating the existential.
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