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Born in 1982, in Belgrade, Serbia
Education: Master of Fine Arts, Faculty of Fine Art in Belgrade, Serbia
E-mail: al. todorovic@yahoo.com
Works from: Belgrade (Serbia) and Salem (MA, US)

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Biography
After finishing the Faculty of Fine Art in Belgrade, Serbia in 2007, he became a member of the ULUS (Association of Fine Artists of Serbia) as an independent artist in 2011. So far he has had more than 40 solo and group exhibitions, in Serbia and abroad. He creates socially and politically inspired art. He is a founder and active member of the C4 art group. Founded in 2012, C4 organizes group shows regularly, collaborating with and promoting the work of other artists. He was interviewed many times for art books and magazines (Hey! Magazine, Ink & Arrows magazine, etc). His works were also featured in various art publications, and on many art blogs and web sites (Artforum, Yatzer, Juxtapoz etc). He has won several international art awards so far. He was selected and featured in the “100 painters of tomorrow” book by Thames & Hudson. In 2015, several of his works became a part of the Dakis Joannou collection. He works and lives in Belgrade, Serbia and Salem, Massachusetts.

Statement
Former Yugoslavia broke down in a bloody civil war during the 1990’s. Ever since then, Serbia has been in constant turmoil and economic and financial crisis. Growing up in a society where political unrest is a constant topic, I became interested in politics, so I started making my own art inspired by it. The central character of my art poetics is the character of the politician. He is the archetype of evil, depicted as an obese, blind, pale-skinned, bald and gluttonous individual in a black business suit, a personified greed. He is portrayed practically in all of my work. Other archetypical characters are also presented in my work, like the character of a bureaucrat, and of an ordinary citizen as a crash-test dummy. Popular art and culture, from movies to video games, illustrations and comics, inspire me greatly. I also use caricature, irony, sarcasm and politically incorrect humor in my works. The visual style of my paintings and drawings is illustrative. I started exploring evil, the roots of it, how it begins and how it evolves, trying to make detailed studies of it in my work.  The modern world with all its complexity inspires me. By exposing the truth, the objective reality as I see it, I hope that at first it can make people laugh, and then make them think and ponder over the message which I am trying to tell.