Dragan-Visual Arts ~ Dragan Simicevic

Dragan-Visual Arts ~ Dragan Simicevic

Dragan Simicevic

Photographer + Visual Artist, Berlin Germany


Dragan Simicevic was born in Sarajevo in 1981 and raised in Croatia. He later moved to Berlin where he studied psychology at Freie Universität. His life path has had much influence on his art: though a practicing psychologist, his artistic sensibilities were strong and he began working as an artist towards the end of the 90s.
Simicevic’s art is an exploration of his catholic upbringing, of the ties that bind his family and the impact of the Yugoslav wars on his psyche. Much of his work explores the contrast between life and death. This fascination with the macabre has contributed to the evolution of his aesthetic, which he describes as “brutal sensibility.”
His video and photography works compel the viewer to penetrate his extraordinary melancholy, a world of black and white playing with contrasts, with Eros and Thanatos, with intimacy and aloofness, with urban life and mysticism.
When you show in your soul, your heart, your passion, the happiness within. All these are colored monochrome. Don’t be afraid, just love.

Motion pictures collaborations:
“Wespen” – independent movie by Jean-Sébastien Meynard, main artwork by Dragan
“Breath” – fashion movie with Marko Popadic
"Femminicidio" - Unter der Haut liegen die Knochen by Alessandra Marlene Pardeller


Education

Analogue Photography at VHS Berlin
2012 – Present Berlin, Germany
Psychology Diploma at Freie Universität Berlin
2001 – 2009 Berlin, Germany
BWL at Technische Universität Berlin
Berlin, Germany
Screen Print at RISE Berlin Gallery
Berlin, Germany

Exhibitions

2015
Rinaldo´s Salon at Ballery , Berlin, Germany
2015
Month of Queen & Faries at SchwuZ, Berlin, Germany
2014
Dream Within a Dream at Schwules Museum Berlin*, Berlin, Germany
2013
Queer Days at Humboldt University Berlin, Berlin Mitte, Germany
2012
EroticaMENTE at EroticaMENTE, Rome, Italy
2012
Jungbrunnen at Berlin Avantgarde, Berlin, Germany
2012
Marekowa Prototypes& Studies at Wine Gallery, Berlin Prenlauer Berg
2011
Art Auction at Berlin Avantgarde, Berlin, Germany
2010
Love is a stranger at Melitta Sundström, Berlin, Germany

Clients

  • marekowa
  • Chyvon
  • Atelier Lorand Lajos
  • Obectra
  • Alexander Stanek
  • Sasha Kanevski
  • Superior Magazine
  • BONER Magazine
  • Siegessäule Magazin
  • English Theatre Berlin

Specialties

  • photography
  • objects
  • installations
  • videos