University of Derby, Derby, UK, 2002, BA Hons Illustration
ALEKSANDAR BASIC (pronounced Bashich)
I am a Visual Artist born in Croatia, 1975. In 2002 I have completed BA Illustration at University of Derby and in 2007 MA Media Arts at Manchester Metropolitan University.
I regularly exhibit in exhibitions around the UK displaying 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.
Aside from working as an artist, I am also working with adults and children as a lecturer at university and a college teacher. In 2010 I worked as a visiting lecturer at Hunaghuai University in China teaching animation to second year art students.
5th - 17th Oct 2015 THE ORIGIN OF THE WORLD, Paul McPherson Gallery, Lassell Street, Greenwich, London, UK
2014 Oct - Apr 2015 THE SOUTH GALLERIES, Royal Star Arcade, High Street, Maidstone, UK
31 March- 12 Apr 2014 THE LONDONER & THE INTERVIEW, Paul McPherson Gallery, Lassell Street, Greenwich, London, UK
13 Nov - 1 Dec 2013 Annual Open CGP LONDON, Southwark Park, London, UK
Jul - Nov 2013 OPAL GALLERY, Brighton Road, Purley, Croydon, UK
Jul 2013 SUMMER EXHIBITION, Paul McPherson Gallery, Lassell Street, Greewich, London, UK
Aug 2012 The CORK STREET OPEN EXHIBITION, Gallery 28, Cork Street, Mayfair, London, UK
Nov 2011 - Apr 2012 GEORGE THORNTON ART, Flying Horse Walk, Nottingham, UK
Oct 2011 PARALLAX ART FAIR, La Galleria, Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall, London, UK
Jul 2011 - Apr 2012 FISH FRAMES, Picture Framers & Art Gallery, Shirley, Croydon, UK
Mar - Aug 2011 MOOCH ART GALLERY, Unit 19, The Triangle, Exchange Square, Manchester, UK
Nov 2010 - Apr 2011 FISH FRAMES, Picture Framers & Art Gallery, Shirley, Croydon, UK
Mar 2006 Postcard A5, DERBY CITY MUSEUM & ART GALLERY, Derby, UK
Exhibited two drawings with a Turner Prize candidate. The cards were donated for raising funds for the final exhibition for Derby University Fine Art students (Pen & ink and Watercolours)
Feb 2005 - MA Group Show, Holden Gallery, MACHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY, Manchester, UK
Jun 2002 Degree Show, Britannia Mill, UNIVERSITY OF DERBY, Derby, UK
2014 THE LONDONER AND THE INTERVIEW Catalogue, Paul McPherson Gallery
2014 MOLE EMPIRE exhibition feature by Tim Woodward
2013 SUMMER EXHIBITION Catalogue, Paul McPherson Gallery
2012 The CORK STREET OPEN EXHIBITION Catalogue, Kathryn Roberts, Elizabeth Beecher Publishing (2012 Selection Committee: Bridget Coaker - Troika Editions, Edward Lucie-Smith - Art Critic & Author, Sergei Reviakin - Art Dealer, Critic & Author, Louis Singh - Beaux Arts)
2011 PARALLAX ART FAIR Catalogue, Dr Chris Barlow, Professor Donald Preziosi