Biljana Petrovic Artist artworks for sale
Artist: Biljana Petrovic
Live in: Bologna, Italy
Artworks for sale: 3.00
Biljana Petrovic Artist Bio:
BIOGRAPHY Artist Biljana Petrovic was born in 1975 at Belgrade Serbia. From 1996 she lives and works in Italy. The first challenges and comforts came early as an encouragement when she was only thirteen. Her first significant event that affected her artistic career was when Biljana won an important painting Prize of National Museum of Belgrade for the young talents. The same year in 1989, her painting was sold at the charity auction where she was the only teen-artist among many well-known Serbian academic artists exhibiting their art pieces. In 1996 she decides to move to Italy urged by her biggest desire- to study art! The same year she admitted to Fine Arts Academy at Bologna in one of its painting classes . During her third academic year, Biljana approached art of sculpture for the very first time, starting in unusual way and with one of the most complicated sculptor techniques –a marble carving. Watching other students working on magnificent pieces of marble of Carrara, she decided to try herself also in this art discipline (which was out of program for the students of painting!). Immediately carving marble becomes a real obsession for her! Mentally and physically involved in this long but very passionate creative process, soon she will be totally captivated by the stone carving ,choosing from the beginning the biggest size of marble blocks she could find in Academy sculptor studio (high about 170 cm or 5 foot, 7") ,appropriate for her personality and energy which often was generated from marble itself ! As soon as she graduated at 2001, Biljana got her first artistic committee for a public place. She realized a bronze entrance door for the Catholic Church “Santa Maria Maddalena” situated near Parma. Three years later, in 2004 she achieve her second public place committee. This time it’s about a bronze Cruxifixion made for the Catholic Church “Santa Croce” at Fontanellato Parma . Although the sculpture activity is taking most of her time and energy, Biljana continually gets back to her paint brushes and charcoal! Her need to express her artistic nature as a sculpture has an equal importance as a need to express herself as a painter and drawer. In the fallowing years Biljana took part at several collective exhibitions and she also had few personal exhibitions around Italy. Besides her own visionary art work, Biljana is also working on a commission bases. She realized several marble, bronze and terracotta portraits, as well as oil portrait, all for private collections.