Connecting The World - Artist Profile - Lidija Taranović / Illustrator
I was born in Belgrade, Serbia and I’ve lived there ever since with few short breaks.
I graduated from the Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade, Department of Graphics specializing in (a) book graphics and (b) calligraphy.
I’ve been a permanent member of the Illustration Society of Serbia. I’ve cooperated with many publishing houses, ad agencies and cultural institutions.
There were a couple of years where I lived and worked in United States of America, Philadelphia and New York.
I still to this day cooperate with Irmeli Holmberg, Art Representative.
I am the author of numerous illustrations for children's books and magazines in America and Serbia.
I had four solo exhibitions and participated in numerous international ones.
I have won many awards and recognition's in the field of illustration.
Since 2006, I have been working for the marketing agency POZITV MVP as an Art Director.
Today, I deal with freelance illustration, which also appeared as a result of many years experience, but also as a need for the artist to constantly create.
I am inspired by people and their emotions, people in motion, people in ordinary and unusual situations...
What I illustrate are my impressions and observations!
People describe my style as unique, often spiced with humor and/or a tiny piece of irony.
Is there anyone else who likes to play with colors and textures to the limits?
I have always been curious and excited to see where my imagination and creative enthusiasm will take me, without any boundaries.
I would say ...
That is how I see and feel the world but also life itself.
Lidija Taranović / Illustrator