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Djordje Ozbolt

b. 1967, Serbia

Djordje Ozbolt is a Serbian-born artist. He studied Architecture at University of Belgrade and has lived and worked in London since the mid 1990s. Ozbolt graduated from the Chelsea School of Art, and got his BA in Fine Art at the Slade School of Fine Art in London and an MA in painting at the Royal Academy.

Ozbolt is known as an artist who deals with acrylics in a sophisticated manner, crossing different sectors: drawings, paintings and sculptures. His practice can be considered as an aggregate, accumulating various fragments from a wide range of interests, experiences, educations and backgrounds. Traveling is especially significant to his practice, as experiences and cultures acquired by visiting a variety of areas open new possibilities in his practice. These varied influences produce Ozblolt’s own aesthetic language. 

Ozbolt conveys his opinions about society and imageries from his imagination into pictures with a strong sense of humour. These pictures include lobsters, Big Macs, dead birds and a pig’s head. These unexpected objects are adopted to twist the typical definition of still-life paintings. One of his characteristics is a command of brushwork reminiscent of numerous art trends: primitive art, cubism, realism and surrealism. His practice reveals both heavy colours to the extent of solemnity and dazzling tones with wittiness dwelling in gravitas. His work is not easily categorised within one type; it is a compound born through experiments in many different fields, leading to an original outcome full of unexpected features. 

Djordje Ozbolt has achieved recognition through several solo exhibitions at Hauser & Wirth. He has attended diverse shows opened in international leading museums and galleries such as White Columns in New York, Tate Britain in London and The National Museum of Art in Osaka. He has also presented his works in Prague Biennale and other major world-wide art events. 

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Melting poet by Djordje Ozbolt contemporary artwork
Djordje OzboltMelting poet, 2019 Acrylic on icon board
80 x 70 cm
Herald St
Moon Dance by Djordje Ozbolt contemporary artwork
Djordje OzboltMoon Dance, 2018 Acrylic on icon board
90 x 80 x 5 cm
Taro Nasu
St 12 Eyes by Djordje Ozbolt contemporary artwork
Djordje OzboltSt 12 Eyes, 2017 Acrylic on icon board
90 x 80 x 5 cm
Taro Nasu
Spring Time of My Mind by Djordje Ozbolt contemporary artwork
Djordje OzboltSpring Time of My Mind, 2018 Acrylic on icon board
90 x 80 x 5 cm
Taro Nasu
Will Wei indeed by Djordje Ozbolt contemporary artwork
Djordje OzboltWill Wei indeed, 2018 Acrylic on canvas
110 x 95 x 3 cm
Taro Nasu
Time Waits For No One by Djordje Ozbolt contemporary artwork
Djordje OzboltTime Waits For No One, 2017 Acrylic on icon board
90 x 80 x 3 cm
Taro Nasu
Lost and Found by Djordje Ozbolt contemporary artwork
Djordje OzboltLost and Found, 2018 Dyed polyester resin
163 x 198 x 10 cm
Herald St
Jungle Blues by Djordje Ozbolt contemporary artwork
Djordje OzboltJungle Blues, 2017 acrylic on Canvas, 3 pieces
180 x 480 cm
Gallery Baton

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Djordje Ozbolt, For better or worse at Taro Nasu, Tokyo
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8 April–13 May 2017 Djordje Ozbolt For better or worse Taro Nasu, Tokyo
Contemporary art exhibition, Djordje Ozbolt, Lost and Found at Gallery Baton, Seoul
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6 April–6 May 2017 Djordje Ozbolt Lost and Found Gallery Baton, Seoul

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Djordje Ozbolt at Gallery Baton, Seoul Ocula Insight Djordje Ozbolt at Gallery Baton, Seoul By Elliat Albrecht

Serbian-born artist Djordje Ozbolt is known for his use of humour to address social and political issues through eclectic painting, sculpture and drawings. His works are always vibrant, often motley and sometimes sarcastic. No one can accuse him of not knowing his craft: Ozbolt studied architecture in Belgrade before moving to London, where he...

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