Art biography Dušan Savković

About painting Dusan Savkovic... 
The shortest description of the paintings of Dusan Savkovic is a combination of lack of space and playful leisure facilities.
It can already be seen from this that it is an artist who
philosophically approaches painting, combining contradictory elements and showing intermingling of different emotions.
 The first element of his paintings- the lack of space - is completely black, like abyss.  The basis of all his paintings is caused by horror, or feeling like when we "fall" in sleep. There is no full blackness, no bottom, no end, no higher, no lower, absolutely no spatial determination, which is horrifying for man as a being whose sense of space is a priori congenital. Without space,we can not even orient ourselves in the present, but otherwise we are blind topredict what the future brings and in which direction our life will take our lives.
 In the midst of that black ambush, Savković puts people and  children kicking in pools for inflatables, sitting on the beaches under the sunshades, driving rosaries, letting dragons, reading newspapers, descending down a slide, jumping or simply encountering. They are pop-artistic, using clear vibrant colors, contrasts, sharp contours and almost graphical figure resolution. These people in his paintings are not only surrounded by abysses, but also unfinished stairways, houses, fortresses, gates, passages, street lamps. At first glance, this architecture is surreal, floating in the space, incompatible with nothing but an ambis, somewhat Echesterian, embedded in itself, illogical, mathematical, with the effect of mise-en-abyme, that is, the image-in-picture.
She springs from the blackness almost sculpted, creating a sort
of scene. On the other hand, it is noticed that this architecture has not been installed just to hang in abyss anywhere. It is actually created by the movement of the people shown in the pictures. Space still does not exist by itself, but becomes defined by the activity of people in the ambition.
So, if one of the characters were to bathe in the pool, for that pool, it would take a piece of land that would fly in a little amusement like a small planet. The newly-created stage space is very graphically displayed, so it has the features of the object and looks more realistic than reality.
 In addition to joining a horrifying black ambience and colorful leisure time, Savković combines a movement with a static piece of art in his paintings.
The arms and legs of most of the figures shown are elongated
through all thespaces through which they have passed, so that no trace remains behind them, but it is they that extend through all the doors and windows. Using the modular formats of canvas and polyptychs, Savković sometimes plays narration, as in the picture of the Tunnel of Love and Couple. Depending on what canvas put left or right, the carts with the child may seem far left as a symbol of leaving the family for a new love, or they may look like a preview of the future of the two who have just met and fallen in love.
From all this we can conclude that the paintings by Dusan Savkovic are based on technical references to pop art and optical arts, and thematically focus on the conflict of idiom, subconsciousness, free will and leisure time. They say that all fears are not only masquerading with a well-spent time, but they are actually being nullified by it. If we put rosules, they will separate us from the abyss which is below and around us, but it will immediately create a path that we can ride or at least roll. And it's certainly better than constant decay.
Sonja Jankovindependent curator
november 2018




Independent exhibitions
   "Portrait through Grimas", Academy of Arts, Novi Sad (2009)
   "Girl from imagination", Hall Gallery, Petrovaradin, (2011)
   "Wealth of Diversity", Danube Cluster Istar 21, Novi Sad (2011)
   "Dreams-New Reality", Multimedia Center A.U. Novi Sad (2013)
   "Dreams-New Reality", KCNS, Art Salon, Novi Sad (2014)
   "Images of Fantasy" K.C. Frolunda,Gothenburg, Sweden (2017)
   "It s not everything so black",KC Novi Sad , Small art salon (2018)
   "It s not everything so black",KC Vrbas,  Art gallery (2018)
   "It s not everything so black",National library,B.Palanka (2018)
   "Emotional fantasy", Gallery of KC ZR, Zrenjanin (2018)
   "Emotional fantasy" Gallery Most, ZKV, Novi Sad (2018)
Collective exhibitions
    Exhibition of photo, gallery "FKVSV", Novi Sad (2009)
   "In dialogue with Vazarelli", MSUV Novi Sad (2010)
    Final exhibition, Center of the Academy, Novi Sad (2010)
    Project "Death and Girl", Gallery of Matica Srpska (2011)
    Final exhibition of Academy, Gallery Matica srpska (2011)
    Association of artists Fractal ,"Stara kapetanija" Belgrade (2011)
    Nis Art Foundation, "Youth 2012", Nis, Belgrade (2012.)
   "Differences", KCNS, Factory, Novi Sad (2012)
   "Differences", KCNS, Factory, Novi Sad (2013)
   "Art for Youth", KCNS, Youth Council, Novi Sad (2013)
   "In the Heart of a Sajka", Museum of Vojvodina, Novi Sad (2013)
   "Ice Silence", KCNS, Youth Council, Novi Sad (2014)
   "Collection of decorations",Gallery Matica Srpska, Novi Sad (2014)
   "White Russia",  Museum of Vojvodina, Novi Sad (2014)
   "Belgrade Open Art", Cultural Center of Belgrade (2014).
   "Novi Sad Open Art", KCNS, Youth Council, Novi Sad (2014)
   "Novi Sad Open Art", KCNS, Youth Forum, Novi Sad (2015)
    Exhibition of the Faculty of Philosophy, Novi Sad (2016)
    New members of ULUS, "Cvijeta Zuzoric", Belgrade (2017).
    Spring exhibition of ULUS,"Cvijeta Zuzoric" Belgrade (2017)
   "Salon in October", Art Pavilion "Cvijeta Zuzoric", Belgrade (2017)
    Art Salon "30x30", KCZR, Zrenjanin (2017)
    New members of ULUV, Gallery of members, Novi Sad (2018)
    Exibitions 30x30, Gallery 76, Belgrade (2018)
    Memorial Gallery "DUŠAN STARČEVIĆ", Sm. Palanka (2018)
    Exibition 30x30, KC Pančevo,Gallery of contemporary art (2018)
    Exibition 30x30, KC Novi Sad, Tribina mladih, Novi Sad (2018)
   "MINIATURES", internacionale art fest, Valjevo (2018)
    NAF, Niš Art Fondation, "Young 2018", Niš, Philip Morris (2018)
    NAF, Niš Art Fondation, "Young 2018", Belgrade, (2018)
   "Miniakt", Association "Široka staza", Belgrade, Japan (2018)
    Summer sale exhibition, KCNS,MLS, Novi Sad (2018)
   "UAE-Serbia Art Week", Gallery Parobrod, Belgrade (2018)
   "Bienalle Likovna jesen", Gallery of contemporary, Sombor (2018)
   "UAE 47 National day", Hyatt, Belgrade (2018)
   "100 years of ULUS" Art pavilion Cvijeta Zuzoric, Belgrade (2019)
  Festival "Dev9t", Old brick factory, Belgrade (2019)
Projects, performances in public spaces
    Painting of the primary school "Slavko Rodić" (2010)
    Sports Center, mural, Petrovaradin (2012)



Professional residency abroad
     Italy, Venice Biennale 2011
    Sweden, Art fest 2017


  •     First prize for drawing, "Novkabel", Novi Sad (2002)
  •     First prize for the best idea, "Bogdan Šuput", Novi Sad (2003)
  •     Second Prize for Drawing, Academy of Arts, Novi Sad (2008)
  •      Praising of ULUS, Belgrade(2019)


Dušan Savković-Dukatti biography


Dusan Savkovic-Dukatti

Dusan Savkovic was born on July 30, 1984 in Novi Sad.
He finished elementary and high school in his hometown.
Graduated from painting at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad,
in the class of professor Jovan Rakidžić in 2011.
and master studies in 2013.
Completed his professional training for the Conservator-Restorer
of paintings and archaeological ceramics at the Museum of Vojvodina
 in Novi Sad in 2014. Has passed the State professional examination
and the title curator-painter.
Member of ULUS and SULUV-a. He has the status of
independent artist.
Realized twelve solo exhibitions and participated in
over 50 collective exhibitions and humanitarian projects in many cities
of Serbia.
More publications. Many times awarded.
Images are found in private collections in the United States, Canada,
Sweden, Germany, Greece, UAE... and throughout Serbia.
Active participant of colonies in the territory of the Republic of Serbia
and author over a thousand painting, several murals, icons, frescoes,
illustrations. He says about his art that is in the field of researching
relationships between people, placed in an imaginary space with the
roles of everyday man. Father of three girls,lives and works in Novi Sad.
  • Design School "Bogdan Šuput", Novi Sad, (1999-2003)
  • Academy of Arts Novi Sad, Department of Painting. (2007-2011)
  • Master of Painting, Academy of Arts Novi Sad (2011-2013)
  • Conservator-restorer, Museum of Vojvodina, Novi Sad (2014)
  • State exam passed, title curator-painter (2014)
  • Member of ULUS and SULUV.
  • Status of independent artist.