Milos Sobaïc (RS)

1945 Belehrad

Miloš Šobajïč born in 1945 in Belgrade is one of the most important artistic personalities from the countries of former Yugoslavia. In 1970 he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, but since 1972 he has lived and created his works in Paris. His art has been connected with painting from the beginning, but later his activities were also directed towards sculpture, objects and installations. His interpretation of the world places him in the line of apocalyptic visionaries, whose works reveal man as the instrument of his own fall. His art can be described by several basic expressions: intensity and violence, catastrophe, tragedy, monster, mutation, doubt and uncertainty, speed, space and time. In his works, man is not an integrated whole, but a broken entity, from which parts, especially extremities, fly away. The combination of technical elements with the figure, their extreme situations, point to the deep contradiction between progress and the sustainable life. Pictures and objects usurp space and attention with expansive dynamism and differentiated work with colour.

The Serbian painter is naturalised in France. He was born in 1945 in Belgrade. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade in 1970, and in 1972 he left for Paris, where he lives and works. Since 2005, he has been dean and professor at the Faculty of Art and Design of Megatrend University in Belgrade and associate professor of painting at the Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts in Shenyang China. Since 1972, he has exhibited at dozens of solo and joint exhibitions. He is represented in the following collections: Fond National d'Art Contemporain, Paris; Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessalonica; Muzej savremene umetnosti, Belgrade; National Pinaquotheque, Athens; Musée d'Ixelles, Brussels; Ludwig Museum, Koblenz; Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow; Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts, Shenyang, China and others.

Solo exhibitions (selection):
1995 Venice Biennale. Yugoslav Pavilion. Venice, Italy
1996 Hermann-Breard Gallery. Rouen, France
1998 Astrolavos Gallery. Larissa Contemporary Art Centre. Athens, Greece
1999 Frank Pages Art Gallery. Carrousel du Louvre. Paris, France
2001 Foir d'Art Contemporain. Frank Pages Art Gallery. Strasbourg, France
2002 Galerie La Hune Brenner. Paris, France
2004 Ludwig Museum. Koblenz, Germany.
        Gallery Akie Arichi. Paris, France
2005 Lu Xun Fine Arts Academy. Shenyang, China;
        Moderna Galerija. Budva, Serbia- Montenegro,
        Perast, Serbia-Montenegro, Gospič Skrpjela
2006 Pavilón Cvijeta Zuzorič. Belgrade,
2007 M Ars Contemporary Art Centre. Moscow, Russia
2009 Galerija savremene likovne umetnosti Srbija. Nis, Serbia
        Helios Gallery. Timişoara, Rumania
2010 Timişoara Art Museum. Timişoara, Rumania
        Faculty of Humanities. Pécs 2010 – European City of Culture. Pécs, Hungary
2011 Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum. Bratislava - Čunovo, Slovakia