Aleksandar Todorovic (b. 1982, Belgrade, Serbia) graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade with a Master in Fine Arts. Todorovic is a Serbian painter who makes politically engaged art that tackles some of the most urgent and sobering issues of our times. As an artist who has grown up during the Balkan civil wars of the 1990’s, Todorovic is particularly sensitive about political systems and their effect on the world. At the very core of his artistic investigations lies the concept of evil, which he approaches from different angles in an attempt to understand its origins and its ramifications. Todorovic’s visual style is illustrative, meticulous and accessible. He subverts the visual codes of Western pop culture, advertising and the Eastern Christian tradition to meet his own artistic goals. The darkness of his subject matter he sugarcoats with politically incorrect humor, deceptively attractive colors and cartoon-like cheerfulness, combined with a rich vocabulary of symbols that he has personally developed over the years. His use of the traditional Byzantine painting techniques and materials has received attention and critical acclaim internationally.
Todorovic has exhibited his works internationally, including exhibitions at various institutions, including the Contemporary Art Gallery at Smederevo Museum (Serbia). Todorovic, is one of the artists selected for the publication and exhibition “100 Painters of Tomorrow” by Thames & Hudson and Beers Contemporary. Awards include the Beers Contemporary Award for Emerging Art (2013). He has been featured in several magazines, such as HEY!, Ink & Arrows, Neuroblasto, Ideafixa and Superpaper. International art websites like Artforum International, Juxtapoz, Widewalls, Yatzer and Risha have also featured his work.