Bojan Jevtić is a Serbian visual artist, born and raised in Belgrade. He is known especially for his complex portraits of women in a variety of settings. Although there are elements of reality in his work, there is also the sense that what he is illustrating is not exactly of this world either, or if it is, then it is of this world in a way not usually perceived. He sees in women intrigue and excitement, and it is those things that he tries to put down onto canvas. Bojan work can be on Saatchi Art and also in amongst other sites and publications including Artfido, Artfinder, Shadowness, and Onlyunique. In Bojan’s work, you are looking at a vision of a vision. Something has been seen here, mirrored, and then its mirror has been seen in sequence. His work is magical and unsettling, but at the same time shows the modern lives of todays world in which we live.
Tell us about your journey through the arts so far?
My journey through art has a lot of surprises, very positive surprise for now. I hope it will stay that way. I am looking forward to it .
What is it that you like about manipulating a portrait?
I like the metaphor, sometimes it is antithesis. Merging to a new dimension too .
Your work seems to capture the everyday. Would you agree with this?
Yes. For me is very important capture the everyday. I really enjoy picking my camera, and going to the streets, lost in the city, talk with the people,….I can´t describe it with words,…but I feel something in my heart when I capture “decisive moments” like Cartier-Bresson said,….I really enjoy it.
What style would you say is portrayed in your work?
My work is based basically in documentary photography, portraits and abstractions.
Who inspires you?
Before photography I´ve studied Architecture and music. I think my references are really different. At the end I´m influenced for all the arts I think. I really love the works of Martin Parr, Daido Moriyama, Gilliam Wearing, Utta Barth, William Klein,… the list could be very big, I think it will never ends.
What do you hope the viewer sees when looking at your work?
I never propose to me this question. I´ll try to do my best always, put all my head and heart making photos,….Of course there are people that loves my work, other will hate it,…but this is life.
Is there any particular technique you use in your work?
Digital photography and for some projects I use black and white film too.
Do you still see yourself as a musician and architect?
I only see me like a photographer. But maybe there are something of the musician and the architect in my projects. In architecture I learnt to work really hard…In music I learnt the meaning of discipline.
Do you still practice these mediums alongside your photography?
I´m a bit obsessive sometimes with the geometry and composition.
What made you decide to change mediums?
The life changes and everybody changes. Without looking for, step by step, I was entering in the photography. Do you see your work changing soon or will it continue with the same themes?
I don´t know,….I think that work of every artist must change with the past of the years,….your mind change, the world change, everything change.
Have you got any upcoming exhibitions?
Maybe in England, It´s probably that I´ll come soon to expose my work there.
What is your favorite camera and why?
My favourite camera doesn’t exists. It would be a full frame digital camera with a 35mm fixed lenses, little heavy, small, good high ISO, possibility to use pre-focus, and good autofocus with low light. And no expensive too.
My artistic career truly began when I embarked on my masters in fine art at Aberystwyth University. My work dealing with site specific approaches to culture and history was awarded the Royal Photographic Society bursary award. This recognition encouraged me to be more daring in my artistic practice. Continue reading “An Interview with Brenda Bullock BA (LCP) MA (Wales)”