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Željko Đjurović

Zeljko Djurovic was born 1956 in Danilovgrad, Montenegro, at that time part of the former Yugoslavia. In his earliest childhood he showed a creative tendencies by making his own toys. He made his first sculptures in sand on the Mediterranean beach of Ulcinj, Montenegro as a boy, and remembers being very miserable when waves destroyed them. While his friends were playing football, he was busy sketching the countryside; he realised he was destined for other things.

After finishing school, he went on to at the Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade for five years, majoring in painting. He has very fond memories of the comradery he found their with his fellow students. He held this in higher esteem than what his lecturers had to say.

Đurović says his artworks are inspired and influenced by the Renaissance, Baroque, Surrealism and Fantastic Art.

Željko Đurović works and lives as a free lance artist. He is also employed as professor of drawing and painting at the Faculty of Arts of Kragujevac. His professional memberships include ULUS (Association of Fine Artists of Serbia) and Belgrade Ex-Libris Association. He has also exhibited with the Libellule group.

Awards

1980 A. Tomasevic Award for mosaic, Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade
1995 Award for Drawings, at the 7th Exhibition “Belgrade ’85”
1986 Zemun Gallery Award
1991 Spring Award of the Zemun Society of Artists
1991 Special Lion Club award “La Mole”, Torino, for ex-libris at the international exhibition in Italy
1992 QUADRA award at the exhibition of small graphics, Gallery “Graphic Collective”, Belgrade
1995 “Ninth December” award, Danilovgrad
1998 Special Award M.C.ESCHER FONDATION for ex-libris, Holland
1998 First award on the first Biennial of fine and applied arts of Serbia, Smederevo

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Artwork

Events

Endangered Visions Exhibition

Start: 15/10/2014
End: 19/10/2014
Endangered Visions is a group exhibition of local and international artists exemplifying the Surreal, the Visionary and the Fantastic. Endangered Visions features 41 artists in total, with 23 foreign and 18 local. This is the first show of its kind in the Philippines. Manilart 2014, the exhibition will run October 15-19 2014 at the SMX Convention Center, SM Aura Premier, Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines
Dreams and Divinities Travelling Exhibition Paris

Dreams and Divinities Travelling Exhibition Paris

Start: 13/09/2013
End: 15/10/2013
The 2013 Dreams and Divinities travelling exhibition was launched this Spring Equinox in the historical Iglesia St Marcos of Toledo Spain. It will finish this autumn in Paris with a few exhibits and events including a celebration on the Autumn Equinox at La Porte Soleil.
Dreams and Divinities Travelling Exhibition 2013

Dreams and Divinities Travelling Exhibition 2013

Start: 22/03/2013
End: 31/03/2013
On the Spring Equinox of 2013 an exhibition of fifty nine Visionary, Surrealist and Fantastic artists and the book 'Divining the Dream' will be launched in Toledo, Spain. The launch will take place at a Dreams & Divinity Conscious Art Conference in the landmark Iglesia de San Marco.

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