Samir Biscevic born in 1963, in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Hercegovina. He spent four years at the Sarajevo Academy of Fine Arts where he majored in painting and worked under professors Nusret Pasic and Miroslav Percinlic. Live and work in Chicago, USA.
Life, destruction and the tension between them preoccupied Samir in his war paintings.
However, the spontaneous feelings aroused from the experiences of war steered him through a series of conscious and subconscious decisions in response to both violent external and turbulent internal stimuli. His expressionist style is deeply rooted in the tragedy brought on by the war in Bosnia. The collapse of existing values filled Samir with the desire to express visually the existential conflict of man. His art enables us to understand the conflict and bravery of one man’s through acts of love, tragedy and survival.
Samir is using a multitude of art combination of photo techniques, digital manipulation, print, and collage and acrylic paint on canvas. His connotations are multiplied and enriched by means of his technical skill. Samir typically applies paint rapidly in an effort to show feeling and emotion.
New paintings are mix of photos, images and other subjects to creating a totally new piece of art. When final image is printed It’s painted over with many layers of paint until new work is slowly emerging. He paints gesturally, applying paint with brushes, and sometimes dripping it onto the canvas. He uses brushes with blissful energy building up multilayered and multycromatic bold mixed medium color paintings.
To read essay “Bosnia corrected me” by Tom Simpson click here.
At Academy of Fine Art – click here for more info.
To reed Tragedy as Awareness by Dijana Kadic click here.
Chicagotalks.org Review: Chicago Bosnian Community Says No Peace Without Justice By Ellyn Fortino