Andric Ljubodrag's large-format photographic color field abstractions reveal ambiguous, meditative cityscapes spanning the globe.
Friend and colleague Edward Burtynsky comments on the work, "What is clear is that all one needs to understand these images is contained within them. The colors, annihilation of depth, taut compositions; excruciating and infinite texture, iridescent light, impossible shadows, the traces of shifting purpose and history, layered on those walls – all jockeying for attention."
Andric who is of Italian decent, was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia in 1965 to a family of artists – his mother an actress, his father a writer, and his brother a painter. In 1981, at the age of sixteen, photography become his main focus. In 1988, while studying literature in Belgrade, Andric first exhibited at the Modern Art Gallery in Belgrade. The work included in the exhibition addressed the relationship between space and architecture, which has remained at the core of Andric's visual exploration. For thirty plus years, Andric's work has revolved around re-contextualizing the urban landscape.
In 2002 Andric relocated to Toronto where he currently lives and works, and in 2005 renationalized as a Canadian citizen. Ljubodrag Andric's work has been exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts in Le Locle, Switzerland (2017), the Fondazione Querini Stampalia in Venice (2016), and the Triennale di Milano (2016). In 2016 Skira published Ljubodrag Andric: Works 2008-2016.
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