- Vladimir Manic
Born in Belgrade, Serbia in 1957 he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1981, and masters of Science degree in art conservation techniques in 1983 from University of Belgrade. Maestro Manic later pursued advanced studies in painting, drawing and sculpture techniques at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, traditional iconography, and fresco techniques at Mount Hilander Monastery in Greece, and conservation of historic and artistic works at the Institute for Conservation and Restoration in Florence, Italy.
V.Manic had been a certified member of a Swedish Society of Visual Art, which is sponsored by the Swedish Royal family. He had been a member of the American Institute for Conservation. His works are presented in private collections and galleries in Europe, USA and Russia.
Vladimir Manic: Shaping the Soul
“What fascinates an observer right at the first glance with the existentialist layer of Manic’s paintings, within which a world of bricks with its symbolism and meaning is offered as an authentic world which provides creation, is a dark background and precisely painted shapes whose shadows are reflected from the black surroundings. This first impression is dominant, and does not surprise why observer reacts quickly with senses on these elements, which shine literally and metaphorically. IF sparkling is added to a carefully chosen hue, which is downed two-to-three colors, where black as anon-color is dominant along with the present contrasts, the imprinted inner time and inner light of a painting, which are emphasized by the author to more directly express the mentioned phenomena. That is why it is understandable that right from the beginning of the readings the transcendental and metaphysical meanings are enforced as guides and determinants of the following painting layers. Even though a human being is not artistically shaped, his presence is assumed and felt in every component of the painting as unavoidable reality…”
Written by Zvonimir Osrecki, an art historian for Manic’s exhibition in SKC Gallery in Belgrade. 2011.