Milan Milojevic employs the relatively new art of digital printmaking in creating his stunning, multifaceted work. Born in Tasmania of Yugoslav and German descent, Milojevic gained a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Printmaking) in 1976 from the Tasmanian School of Art. Currently Milojevic lives and work in Tasmania, where he is Senior Lecturer in Charge of the Printmaking Studio, Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania.
Milojevic’s imagined landscapes contain strange, hybrid creatures that are foreign, yet somehow familiar. By refiguring elements from the natural world, Milojevic creates new and different species, and in doing so ‘looks to determine his own location in the world, positioned as he is between and within different cultures’ (Karen Lunn, catalogue essay, Milan Milojevic - Imaginary Worlds, Port Jackson Press 2005). Thematically the work draws from a myriad of sources, fictitious and factual. Milojevic’s complex imagery is reminiscent of 18th century illustrations, where artists and naturalists attempted to describe the flora and fauna of newly discovered lands. An appropriate reference point when seeking to discover the mind’s hidden territories.
Awards and grants include the 2004 Australia Council’s New Work Grant, and the Australian Research Council Grant (Digital Printing Research) 1998, 1997 and1996 consecutively. Milojevic is represented in private collections in Australia and overseas, and public collections including: National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Artbank, Sydney; Art Gallery of South Australia; Queensland Art Gallery; Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart.