Vojislav Radovnovic is Serbian painter, TV author and independent filmmaker born in Valjevo, Serbia in 1982. He is engaged with classical painting and drawing and multimedia artistic expression such as installations, video, experimental film. So far, Vojislav Radovanovic exhibited at numerous solo and group exhibitions and festivals in Serbia and worldwide. Vojislav Radovanovic also works as television director and Editor primarily in the field of cultural and artistic programs. Lives and works in Belgrade, Serbia.
Below he describes his inspiration behind his weed drawings.
“Weeds are wild plants that are not desired. As much as they have been destroyed, contaminated and burned away, these plants grow there triggered by their own will and they grow so rapidly and successfully, that the struggle against it stays in vain. As is usually the case, weeds are wrongfully designated as bad plants, harmful or even completely as not useful, though it is to concern that some of them actually are medical, some of them eatable but nevertheless- all of them are beautiful. I perceive savage meadows in an poetic and symbolic way. The weeds are as all other, outcast from the society, marked as unwelcome, judged and sometimes even razed. That what I actually paint is their triumph. The weed will flourish always.
— Vojislav Radovanovic
Self taught or art school?
I have BA and MA degree in Painting / School (Faculty) of fine arts at the University of Belgrade (2000-2005)
If you could own one work of art what would it be?
I would like to have all pieces by French surrealist Michel Lablais…
How would you describe your style?
I already changed style from poetic realism into something that i do not know to describe,
Where are your favourite places to view art?
Favorite place to see art is Youtube… LOL I also love Centre Pompidou in Paris… Palais de Tokyo again in Paris
Who are your favourite artists and why?
Joseph Beuys, Anselm Kiefer, Kiki Smith, Merab Abramishvili, David Hockney, Michel Lablais, Francesco Clemente… So many others…I feel their art as something very close to me, I feel energy or some kind of frequencies or vibrations from their works…
What or who inspires your art?
I love Religion art, Philosophies, Science, Botanical science, Biology, Art, Art History…
Where’s your studio and what’s it like?
My studio is inside of my apartment so when I woke up I am already in my studio, LOL I have beautiful view trough windows… see this https://www.instagram.com/p/2Fy_SKRvfI/
or this https://www.instagram.com/p/_ll73rxvY0/
Do you have any studio rituals?
Before I start to work I have to drink longer Coffee…
What are you working on currently?
I am preparing one more drawing installation… but i can not talk about it…
Where can we buy your art?
You can buy my works online on Saatchi art web site and London Siott Gallery…
What are your ambitions?
I would like to produce art that can help people to feel better, some kind of therapy trough seeing art…