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Aleksandar Antonijevic

Aleksandar Antonijevic (b.1969) is an award winning Canadian fine art photographer.

Aleksandar Antonijevic was born in Pozarevac, former Yugoslavia. After a 25 year career as a classical ballet dancer, Mr Antonijevic extended his love of dancing from the stage to the camera, implementing the same principles of form and space into his passion behind the lens. He deals primarily with the form of the human body and portraiture. In his photography, the artist captures that unquantifiable dynamic between two beings, to reveal the inner conversation of a lone model and to explore their meaning and impact on the viewer.

The artist was influenced by the form of ancient Greek monumental sculptures, the work of August Rodin and his ability to model the complexity and the elegance of the human figure; and the highly stylized and provocative contemporary photography of Robert Mapplethorpe.

Describing Aleksandar Antonijevic’s recent body of work, Peter Clothier, art critic for Art News, wrote:
“His images reveal to us, at first sight, the breathtaking beauty of the human form in its perfection; and the dramatic beauty of its ability to reach the absolute limits of its potential. He invites us into the most intimate places of the human anatomy and makes them a matter of pure line and contour. As viewers, we are enchanted by the chiaroscuro, the play of light and dark, the mysterious, quasi-minimalist abstract forms created by those draped figures, tensed against the drapery that enfolds them.”

Aleksandar Antonijevic has exhibited his work in North America and Europe. He presented solo exhibits at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto, as well as at the David H. Koch Theatre in New York City, USA.

The artist lives and works in Toronto, Canada.