Dragana Pajković Dodig
Dragana Pajković Dodig
Born in Belgrade, Serbia, Dragana has exhibited 35 times in Serbia and abroad, participated in 30+ international art festivals as a representative of Serbia and more than 100 group exhibitions of graphic prints, paintings, watercolors, drawings and multimedia works in the country and abroad. On more than ten occasions, Dragana was awarded for her work by international juries, domestic institutions and public exhibitions.
From 2018 through 2022, Dragana promoted art in watercolor, and officially served as a leader and representative of Serbia, at “Fabriano In Art” in Fabriano, Italy. During that period, she established performance “DaliStyle”, inspired by Salvador Dalí in Italy, France and Serbia, and produced ove 20 live performances.
Dragana’s artworks are currently in over 30 public and private collections around the world.
Dragana lives and works in Belgrade, Serbia.
2022. International Biennale, Gallery A, Belgrade, Serbia
2022. 11. Inarte Fabriano, Bologna, Italy
2021. October Exhibition, Sabac, Serbia
2021. In Memory. Exhibition Dedicated to Artist Milan Tucović. Gallery A, Belgrade, Serbia
2021. International biennale, Gallery A, Belgrade, Serbia
2019 International Exhibition Basel, Switzerland
2016. Fabriano in Aquarello 2016. convention, Milan; 1st IWS Pakistan International Watercolor Contest.
Transforming the inspiration obtained from nature, I assemble my paintings by using colours and shapes and grouping them to form genuine associative landscapes. Theme cycles, as well as their names, account for the stream of consciousness and the development from nature to associative abstraction. Some materials that I use on my paintings have been taken straight from nature – sand, palm tree bark, crushed stone etc. They stand there in opposition to the white of the paste and the colours of the lines.
Roads, Passages, Tracks, Crevices, Falls, Settlements, Light, Delusions – when put all together, they make a journey, which art actually is – A journey into the Unknown. Landscape is the setting for artist’s life narration.
Inspiration comes from natural shadows, light, texture of mountains, transparency of water…Thought puts them all together, and then the artistic imagination and skill projects them onto the canvas in perfect harmony.
The easiest way to understand and accept my paintings is to look at them for a while and then perhaps try to catch the breath of my soul.
Try to enjoy yourselves…
1998. Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of painting in Belgrade, Serbia.
2018. September – Sunny Art Prize London
2018. Leader of Serbian in FabrianInAcquarello 2018/19.
2016. Special Award ESCODA, 4th International Watercolor Biennial of Gallery A, Progress, Belgrade.
2016. Ransom Ministry of Culture Serbia, Plexiglass drawing, ICONE.
2015. Ransom Ministry of Culture Serbia. Triple choice, plexiglass object.
2015 – 2016. Honorable Mention Award of Shenzhen International Watercolor Biennial.