Born in Macedonia (1937). Studied at the School of Decorative Art in Skopje, Macedonia (a former republic of Yugoslavia) (1959). 1960-63 Restored old paintings and icons at the National Museum in Belgrade. Studied art history. 1963-69 Worked in Paris as a professional painter and restorer.
“Tomislav draws his pictures with printing ink, using the shadows from the typefaces used titles, articles, stock exchange quotations. Then he undertakes a subtle value game, i.e. elegant lines which show a female silhouette – a woman’s body idealized in a stroke, inscribed in depth in the thickness of the layers of gel which make up his working material, each layer being the site of a transferring operation which allow him to pick up a few signs of stolen ink. As a guideline, a transfer drawing is used all through this productive process for original paintings.” –Giles Plazy
Artist: Tomislav Nikolic
Title: Desert Storm – No. 8
Medium: Oil & Mix Media on Canvas
Size: 40” x 44 ½”