Aleksandar Bašić

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About Aleksandar Bašić

  • Biography
    ALEKSANDAR BAŠIĆ (pronounced Bashich) is a Visual Artist born in Croatia, 1975. In 2002 he completed BA Illustration at University of Derby and in 2007 MA Media Arts at Manchester Metropolitan University.

    Aleksandar regularly exhibits in exhibitions around the UK. He displays fine art paintings that stand on their own as collectible works of art.

    "I am interested in all areas of art and design, although I am mostly using oils, I constantly experiment with different styles and media. My motifs are people, objects and places that have left impressions on me. I find inspiration in existentialism, impressionism, cubism and most of the other isms."

    "When creating artwork, I am not thinking about the style but rather what I want to achieve. I am interested in “how things work” and I investigate this in different aspects of form, shape, light and colour."

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  • Education

    2005 - 2007

    Manchester Metropolitan University

    1998 - 2002

    University of Derby

  • Awards

    2012

    Cork Street Open Exhibition Summer Show

    Finalist
  • Upcoming Events

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    Event: Three

    Dates: April 3, 2017 - April 9, 2017

    Venue: 5th Base Gallery, 23 Heneage Street, London / Brick Lane / E1 5LJ

    Three, an exhibition of new works by London-based artist-educators Aleksandar Bašić, Luke Branca and Lisa Sharma.

    Aleksandar Bašić's latest mixed media (ink, acrylic and watercolour) works on paper are a series of portraits, merging art history with the more contemporary phenomenon of "selfies". Throughout history artists have been infatuated with the portrayal of themselves and others in numerous ways and forms. Today, portraiture is pushed to banality, or kitsch, with the arrival of new technologies; even face recognition software is no longer science fiction. Aleksandar uses these realities to gather the essential information he needs to create his portraits, which consistently depict the memory of an artist who has inspired his practice. His abstracted portraits present viewers with a blend of jarring shapes and all of the key components of the historical and contemporary portraits that he examines. The viewer’s full engagement is demanded in reading these images.

    Event: The Origin of The World

    Dates: Oct. 5, 2015 - Oct. 17, 2015

    Venue: Paul McPherson Gallery, Lassel Street, Greenwich, London, SE10 9PJ, UK

    Inspired by the controversial painting of Gustave Courbet titled “The Origin of the World”, UK based visual artist Aleksandar Basic creates a modern version of the 1866 painting in a series of mix-media drawings which will be exhibited in London at the Paul McPherson gallery in October 2015. Experimenting with unconventional materials like human hair, spray paint and inspired by the semi abstract style of Paul Cézanne, this collection promises abstract and contemporary exploration of female form. The collection brings in the spotlight the controversy of the original painting and it's realistic representation of the female character, in a combination of line, form, color, light and different materials. This is Aleksandar' second solo exhibition.

    Event: The Londoner and The Interview

    Dates: March 31, 2014 - April 12, 2014

    Venue: Paul McPherson Gallery, Lassel Street, Greenwich, London, SE10 9PJ, UK

    Solo Exhibition 'The Londoner and The Interview' at the Paul McPherson Gallery. The exhibition is a collection of figurative-abstract works inspired with people, modern commuters that are travelling to work in and around London and will be focusing on people, travel, mood, juxtaposed shapes and lines.
    In the Interview, Londoners are represented as they attend an interview and the viewers are introduced into the world of uncertainty and uneasiness.
    This collection is also a portrait of a society and a representation of the present economic climate. The development of the series started in 2010 - in the middle of the economic crisis and even if works are depicting commuters, travelling to work emerging from a gloomy, uncertain, weathered streets one can begin to understand the importance of this imagery. These works have captured the present situation of the world and they are posing questions in a subtle way where viewers need to invest time to discover them.

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Education

2005 - 2007

Manchester Metropolitan University

1998 - 2002

University of Derby


Awards

2012

Cork Street Open Exhibition Summer Show

Finalist

There are no upcoming events

Show previous events Hide previous events

Previous events

Event: Three

Dates: April 3, 2017 - April 9, 2017

Venue: 5th Base Gallery, 23 Heneage Street, London / Brick Lane / E1 5LJ

Three, an exhibition of new works by London-based artist-educators Aleksandar Bašić, Luke Branca and Lisa Sharma.

Aleksandar Bašić's latest mixed media (ink, acrylic and watercolour) works on paper are a series of portraits, merging art history with the more contemporary phenomenon of "selfies". Throughout history artists have been infatuated with the portrayal of themselves and others in numerous ways and forms. Today, portraiture is pushed to banality, or kitsch, with the arrival of new technologies; even face recognition software is no longer science fiction. Aleksandar uses these realities to gather the essential information he needs to create his portraits, which consistently depict the memory of an artist who has inspired his practice. His abstracted portraits present viewers with a blend of jarring shapes and all of the key components of the historical and contemporary portraits that he examines. The viewer’s full engagement is demanded in reading these images.

Event: The Origin of The World

Dates: Oct. 5, 2015 - Oct. 17, 2015

Venue: Paul McPherson Gallery, Lassel Street, Greenwich, London, SE10 9PJ, UK

Inspired by the controversial painting of Gustave Courbet titled “The Origin of the World”, UK based visual artist Aleksandar Basic creates a modern version of the 1866 painting in a series of mix-media drawings which will be exhibited in London at the Paul McPherson gallery in October 2015. Experimenting with unconventional materials like human hair, spray paint and inspired by the semi abstract style of Paul Cézanne, this collection promises abstract and contemporary exploration of female form. The collection brings in the spotlight the controversy of the original painting and it's realistic representation of the female character, in a combination of line, form, color, light and different materials. This is Aleksandar' second solo exhibition.

Event: The Londoner and The Interview

Dates: March 31, 2014 - April 12, 2014

Venue: Paul McPherson Gallery, Lassel Street, Greenwich, London, SE10 9PJ, UK

Solo Exhibition 'The Londoner and The Interview' at the Paul McPherson Gallery. The exhibition is a collection of figurative-abstract works inspired with people, modern commuters that are travelling to work in and around London and will be focusing on people, travel, mood, juxtaposed shapes and lines.
In the Interview, Londoners are represented as they attend an interview and the viewers are introduced into the world of uncertainty and uneasiness.
This collection is also a portrait of a society and a representation of the present economic climate. The development of the series started in 2010 - in the middle of the economic crisis and even if works are depicting commuters, travelling to work emerging from a gloomy, uncertain, weathered streets one can begin to understand the importance of this imagery. These works have captured the present situation of the world and they are posing questions in a subtle way where viewers need to invest time to discover them.

Biography

ALEKSANDAR BAŠIĆ (pronounced Bashich) is a Visual Artist born in Croatia, 1975. In 2002 he completed BA Illustration at University of Derby and in 2007 MA Media Arts at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Aleksandar regularly exhibits in exhibitions around the UK. He displays fine art paintings that stand on their own as collectible works of art.

"I am interested in all areas of art and design, although I am mostly using oils, I constantly experiment with different styles and media. My motifs are people, objects and places that have left impressions on me. I find inspiration in existentialism, impressionism, cubism and most of the other isms."

"When creating artwork, I am not thinking about the style but rather what I want to achieve. I am interested in “how things work” and I investigate this in different aspects of form, shape, light and colour."

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