Tomislav Nikolic

artist_TomislavNikolicBorn 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


Tomislav Nikolic: Desert Storm – No. 8

Nikolic_Tomislav-DesertStorm_GOLDENNo.: 2266
Artist: Tomislav Nikolic
Title: Desert Storm – No. 8
Year: 1991
Medium: Oil & Mix Media on Canvas
Size: 40” x 44 ½”