My paintings began to change under tragedy of war experience and I moved to abstract, intuitive, energetic and spontaneous work. This new experience molded my creative process and helped me to express my feelings and emotions. I felt a sense of freedom when I broke from my earlier work because it was so different from what I used to do. I did not have a choice but let emotions freely flow.
In my paintings I express emotional state of mind throughout emotional value and art process which is as important as the painting itself. I paint to celebrate life and in protest of systematic violence and horrific massacre of innocents.
"Tragedy is the greatest art form of all. It gives us the courage to continue with our life by exposing us to the pain of life. It is unsentimental, it takes us seriously as human beings, it is not condescending. Paradoxically, by seeing pain we are made greater, it becomes a need." (Howard Barker)
For years I have admired Samir Biscevic art. When I inquired about purchasing MOSTAR. Samir took great time and care to explain how I could best handle and frame this treasured artwork. Now that it is displayed in my living room, MOSTAR has become a riveting visual focal point for my family, friends, and students. It adds immeasurable aesthetic beauty to my domestic space, while offering unique opportunities for conversation and reflection about the Bosnian tragedy and the universal human experiences of loss and hope. It is hard for me to imagine my home without it.Tom Simpson, Phillips Exeter Academy, Boston
Recently, I bought second painting from you and thank you for such wonderful paintings. They are such a work of art and I love them so much. I am glad that I know you personally.Mensura Lejlic, Chicago