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. Together with was wife Gordana Yovanovich, Shex created his studio and gallery in his own redesign of the couple’s modest bungalow.
[…] “Dragan put his heart and soul into this house,” says Yovanovich. “He needs large spaces to create his art and our home gives him the freedom and scope to do that.”
Shex paints in his airy, light-filled studio on the main floor, but his art — including canvases of 183-by-112 centimetres — fills the entire home that serves as a functioning gallery, allowing guests and visitors to see how a work might look, say, over a sofa or by a window.
[…] Flow of light and movement were important elements in Shex’s design; they include the 20-foot ceiling in the front foyer. On a smaller scale, but with the same intent, is the wider first step that juts out from the others on the staircase: “That will draw you, take you upstairs,” Shex says of the climb that leads to his gallery.[…] Read full article at Toronto Star