CURICCULUM VITAE

ARTIST STATEMENT

"Being an artist is not a choice-it's a compulsion. And I'm compelled beyond any reasonable doubt."

 

 

I have always found the process of old master painting both intriguing (the secrets of imprimatura) and rewarding. The ability to capture scenes and objects through creative visions provide endless enjoyment. As an artist, I can get lost in the initial discovery process as I immerse myself in a variety of activities such as reading literature and watching the world around me followed by the actual painting.


I now try to improve on every aspect of the process from seeing the initial possibilities in a scene, to capturing and meticulously producing a painting of exceptional quality. I hope to steadily learn and improve my craft through interactions with other artists and workshops as well as independent study and endless practice. My goal is to follow the steps of the old masters and execute lasting pieces of art that will remain forever in the homes of passionate art collectors throughout the world.


Creative interpretations of engaging scenes and landscapes are my main interests. I constantly seek out opportunities by entering fine art competitions and collaborations with other fellow artists. 
All these activities help me to raise my level of awareness in acquiring complete knowledge as I know not to live a life of comfortable ignorance but to work hard in mastering the craft and its application. Ultimately, I look forward in making a mark as a well known and respected artist in Canada and other parts of the world.

EDUCATION

2017 Course work completed in Digital Painting/Illustration

2015-16 After Effects Adobe, Photoshop, Photography, Film Direction, Cinematography- Self Taught

2015 Course work completed in visual artform- The Drawing Academy 

2012 Course work completed in visual artform- University of Montenegro Faculty of Fine Arts 

2010 Fashion & Design - Ryerson University

 

PUBLICATIONS/FEATURES/ MEDIA COVERAGE

 

2022 - BEAUTIFUL BIZARRE MAGAZINE ISSUE 37  (PRINT FEATURE) 

2021 - BEAUTIFUL BIZARRE MAGAZINE ISSUE 33  (PRINT FEATURE) 

2021 - HI-FRUCTOSE MAGAZINE  Vol.58  (First page spread- PRINT FEATURE) 

2021-  BEAUTIFUL BIZARRE MAGAZINE  (ONLINE MENTION) 

https://beautifulbizarre.net/2021/07/27/la-artshow-2021-copro-gallery/?fbclid=IwAR1gkWQm8bg9lhE2x14cLj0q-UJGfQZp2BSIPmwjzjRirDdpvBOe05ij5_o

2021-  BEAUTIFUL BIZARRE MAGAZINE  (ONLINE MENTION)  

https://beautifulbizarre.net/2021/08/13/copro-gallery-summer-soiree/

2021 - MARIKA MAGAZINE  ISSUE 1136  (FRONT COVER / 5 page spread PRINT FEATURE) 

2020 - The Guide Artist Magazine (FEATURE) 

2017 - The Guide Artist Magazine (FEATURE) 

2017- Supersonic Art (Online Feature)

2017- ION Magazine (Print Feature)

2014 - Glassbook Magazine (4 PAGE SPREAD) 

INTERVIEWS

2021 - BEAUTIFUL BIZARRE MAGAZINE EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: 

Into the Realms of Dream and Truth: An Exclusive Interview With Cirius Scion – Beautiful Bizarre Magazine

2021 - MIROIR:   Interview with the Artist Cirius – Miroir Magazine

2021 - Marika Magazine (Print)

AWARDS

  

2021- (FINALIST)  ONTARIO SOCIETY OF ARTISTS: 148th Juried Exhibition   

2016 -  ETA 3rd Annual Awards Finalist (http://www.emergingtorontoartists.com/2016-nominees?lightbox=dataItem-irmfci482)

2015 -  (WINNER)  A Singular Nature 5 Art Competition  

(www.asingularcreation.com)

2009 -  (FIRST PLACE) PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS : Arts Etobicoke People's Choice Awards EDGE Winner (http://www.artsetobicoke.com/Art/EDGE-Student-Art-Show/2009-Winners-Peoples-Choice-Award.aspx) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOLO SHOWS

2021 

COPRO Gallery- SOLO SHOW- LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

EXHIBITIONS

 

2023

MUSONIUM Gallery- TAMPA BAY, FLORIDA

“The Filling the Void” Show🥀 Jan 6-Feb 11 2023

MUSONIUM Gallery TAMPA BAY, FLORIDA

2022

Haven Gallery- New York, U.S.

WOW X WOW Gallery- (ONLINE EXHIBITION) (UK BASED ONLINE GALLERY)   

ARCH ENEMY ARTS Gallery- PHILEDELPHIA, PENS.   (SEPT 15)

MODERN EDEN Gallery- SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

BAU-XI Gallery-  TORONTO, ONT.

ARCH ENEMY ARTS Gallery,- PHILEDELPHIA, PENS.  (MARCH 4)

2021

COPRO GallerySOLO SHOW- LOS ANGELES, CA

LA Art Show with COPRO Gallery - LOS ANGELES, CA

Ontario Society of Artists 148th Juried Exhibition- TORONTO, ONT.

Jaguar Anaheim Hills, Anaheim, CA

2020

Galeria Karowa, Warsaw, Poland

2019

Michael Berger Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

Antebellum Gallery; Hollywood, CA

Art Square Gallery - Toronto ON

Wallace Gallery - Calgary  AB

KRAB JAB STUDIO, Seattle, WA

Clutter Gallery, Beacon, NY

Cella Gallery, LA, CA

2018

Equinox Gallery -Vancouver BC

Gallery 1313- Toronto ON

Angell Gallery- Toronto ON

Project Gallery Toronto (Group show)

Elaine Fleck Gallery- Toronto ON 

2017

M Modern Gallery; Palm Springs, CA

O Patro Vys, Montreal, QU

AFA Gallery, NY, NY

Stewart Hall Art Gallery, Pointe-Claire, QU

2016

District 28- Toronto, ON

Venice International Art Fair

Tokyo International Art Fair

Galerie Matthew Namour; Montreal, QU

8eleven Gallery-Toronto (Group Show)

2015

Le Livart, Montreal, QU

Super Wonder Gallery- Toronto, ON

ETA 3rd Annual Show- Toronto, ON

Gallery 1313- Toronto ON

Irvine Contemporary; Washington, DC

Art Square Gallery - Toronto ON

Ritchie Art Gallery- Toronto, ON  

2014

Art Gallery of Mississauga- Toronto, ON

Allen's Galleria- Montenegro

2013

Michael Berger Gallery; Pittsburgh, PA

Joshua Liner Gallelry, NY,NY

🌹 ⚔️ ART COLLECTIONS ⚔️ 🌹

FINE ART

2021 Shakespeare's Temple: OUT OF THE SHADOWS 

2019 Celestial Scion 

FILM

2021: SHAKESPEARE'S TEMPLE : OUT OF THE SHADOWS (MOTION PICTURE FILM)

🌹 ⚔️ CONTRIBUTIONS ⚔️ 🌹

DONATIONS:

Free Arts for Abused Children in Los Angeles 

http://www.freearts.org/ 

🌹 ⚔️ SKILLS/EXPERIENCE ⚔️ 🌹

  

FINE ART- Oil Painting   

(Dutch-Flemish Old Masters Traditional Fine Oil Painting Technique)

Digital Painting/Illustration
Concept ART Design
Photography

Cinematography 

🌹 ⚔️ ARTISTIC DIRECTION ⚔️ 🌹

Cinematography (Camera Operation/Lighting)

 

Artistic Direction

(Storyboarding/Writing/Screenwriting/Directing/Filming/Editing/Production Design)


Raw FILM Footage Editing/Cutting

Animation + VFX DESIGN*   

(AE After effects)
Colour Grading

(Da Vinci Resolve)

🌹 ⚔️ SOFTWARE SKILLS ⚔️ 🌹

*Da Vinci Resolve 

(Colour Grading)


Adobe After Effects

(Editing +  VFX DESIGN + Animation)


Adobe Illustrator Pro
Adobe Photoshop

Corel Painter