Aleksandar Aca Todorovic
He was born in 1982, in Belgrade, Serbia. In 2007, he finished the Faculty of fine Arts as a painter, with master degree. He actively exhibited his works in over 30 exhibitions, some of them outside Serbia- Serbiarte group show in Austria in 2014, “100 painters of tomorrow” group show in England in 2014. He won several awards so far, most recently Beers Contemporary award for Emerging art in 2013, and he was also selected as one of the artists to be represented in the Thames & Hudson book “100 painters of tomorrow”, published in 2014. His works and interviews appeared in several foreign magazines- HEY!, Ink & Arrows, Neuroblasto, Ideafixa, Superpaper etc.- and also on many art web sites like Juxtapoz, Widewalls, Risha etc. Aleksandar is one of the founders of the “C4” art group, and a member of ULUS and independent artist since 2011. He is actively painting socially and politically inspired art. Currently he lives and works in Belgrade, Serbia.
Living in Serbia during the 90's I have seen the collapse of many moral and citizen values- the former Yugoslavia broke down in a bloody civil war. Growing up in a society where the politics is ever-present I became interested in it, so I started making my own art inspired by it. The central character of my art poetics is the character of the politician. He is the archetype of evil, the obese, blind, pale-skinned, bald and gluttonous individual in a black business suit, a pure greed in human form. He is portrayed practically in all of my personal works. Other archetypical characters are also presented to some extent, like the character of an bureaucrat, of ordinary working man, of model and other human types. In my personal art I am frequently using illustration style techniques. Popular culture, from movies to video games, illustrations and comic, inspires me greatly . I also use caricature, irony, sarcasm and politically incorrect humor in my works. I started exploring the evil, the roots of it, how it begins and how it evolves, trying to make a detailed studies of it in my works. Modern world with all its complexity inspires me. I believe that art can inspire people to be better and to do better- art can change the world, one viewer at the time. By exposing the truth, the objective reality as I see it, I hope that at first it can make people laugh, and then make them think and ponder over the message which I am trying to tell.
2005- Metro Cash & Carry award, sold two paintings at their art competition.
2011- Art collectors club award, on line voting art competition, won shared first place, theme Anti-Consumerism.
2013- Beers Contemporary award for emerging art, first place, for painting.
2013- Selected for amongst 100 artists on the international art open call for representation in the book "100 Painters of tomorrow" by Thames & Hudson, published in September of 2014.