What’s your background?

Design – I trained for 5 years, and worked as a retail buyer for over a decade.  In more recent years I’ve been working as a freelance print designer.  I split my time between that and painting.

Explain what you do in 100 words.

My focus is abstract painting, some collage and drawing.  I experiment with the fluidity of geometric formation, the dance of matter in and out of creation, coalescing and fragmenting – an infinite exploration.  Composition is a critical part of my practice, I am increasingly pushing the boundaries between spontaneous expression and construction.

In design, I research print ideas and develop concepts in response to new trends, and in alignment with the client brief.

What five words best describe your work?Vesna Milinkovic - Composition 6914

Abstract – Dynamic – Geometric – Lyrical – Expressive

What are you working on at the moment?

I’ve just completed a painting: “Pride of Theia”, on hand-made paper – a birthday gift for a good friend of mine.  The painting is based on everything I’ve learned from a recent series of newsprint paintings that I’ve been working on.  I set myself the task of irreverence – which continues to be profoundly liberating.

Which three artists would you like to be compared to or admire?

Comparing art is like comparing children; probably not wise.  If I were to name artists that inspire me, I would say Franz Kline, Frank Stella, Jackson Pollock, Joan Mitchell, Malevich, Picasso and many, many more… I love contemporary art.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

In art – learn to colour outside the lines.

In life – to love myself first.

Vesna Milinkovic - Into The Light

Into the Light

Favourite or most inspirational place in Yorkshire?

Views from the White Horse, I was there recently

Temple of the Four Winds at Castle Howard, and the Arboretum

The Strensall Common Silver Birch Plane, Moorlands, Rhododendron Forest

My garden

So many

Tell us something we don’t know

I would never be so presumptuous.



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