Dragan Sekaric Shex was working as an architect in Bosnia and Herzegovina when the civil war broke out in 1992. He moved to Italy, but was unable to remain there because his Ex-Yugoslavian passport had expired and he was unable to return after a group exhibition in 1996 in Montreal. As Canada became his new home he became a full-time artist and started to paint in three different categories: magical realism, figurative and abstract. His sfumato/misty style is very impressive, and his magical realism recalls Emir Kusturica’s 1988 film Time of Gypsies.
An Etobicoke bungalow is rebuilt into a studio and gallery for the artist who is also the renovation architect. Dragan Sekaric Shex needed a vast and spacious area to both create his evocative oil paintings, and display the large works. The space he found was close to home — in fact, it was his home. […]
An architect by trade, an artist at heart, and a poet of the blank canvas, Dragan Šekarić has unified all of his talents through his work, in the best possible way. I spoke with the artist at this year’s ArtExpo exhibit in New York, where two years earlier he had received first place as a […]