Velickovic has had many solo exhibitions in Europe and Asia, and one in the US (Los Angeles, 1989). He has also received prestigious awards for drawing, painting, and etching. His work includes numerous series in which he reinterprets themes from religious art, notably the crucifixion and the recumbent effigy. References to the art of Matthias Grünewald recur as well. Throughout, his style establishes correspondences between the contemporary world in crisis and an experience of tragedy that is rooted in history. Marked by the crimes of the Second World War, Velickovic has focused his work on the representation of the body. Torn and mutilated, the male body in agony is an endless source of investigation for Velickovic—one in which the human figure mingles and merges with the animal (as in the series Pitbull, Crows, and Rats). With his skillful painting technique and vigorous draughtsmanship, Velickovic stands out as a consummate artist, in the tradition of the great masters.

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Vladimir Velickovic was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, in 1935. After graduating from the Belgrade School of Architecture in 1960, he turned to painting and held his first solo exhibition in 1963. In 1965, he was honoured with a prize at the Biennale in Paris, where he moved the following year and continues to live and work. Velickovic gained public attention in 1967 with an exhibition at the Galerie du Dragon (Paris), emerging as one of the leading artists of the Narrative Figuration movement. In 1983, he was appointed professor at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris, a post he held for eighteen years. A member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts as well as the Académie des beaux-arts–Institut de France, he is also a Commander of the Ordre des Arts et Lettres and a Knight of the Légion d’Honneur.


1700 la poste

1700 Notre-Dame Street W
Montreal (Qc) H3J 1M3

Metro station Lucien L’Allier
or Georges-Vanier

How to get there
T. (438) 384-1700
F. (438) 384-1600

The 30th anniversary of Les Impatients at 1700 La Poste

Enchanté∙e ! A look at 30 years of creation and hope

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