Received his BFA in art in 1991 and MFA in 2000 from the School of Arts, Novi Sad where he is currently a full professor at the Department of Fine Arts.
His art practice includes paintings, ready-made, digital photography, video, performance, electronic sound, land art, robot design. He has shown his work in a number of exhibitions, art projects and film festivals- both nationally and internationally. Member of the Multiflex and Happy Trash Production art groups. His work includes conservation, restoration and teaching art to people with hearing impairments.
His art practice includes paintings, ready-made, digital photography, video, performance, electronic sound, land art, robot design. He has shown his work in a number of exhibitions, art projects and film festivals- both nationally and internationally. Member of the Multiflex and Happy Trash Production art groups.
Happy Trash Production
The group was founded in 2003 by Branislav Petric, Stanisa Dautovic, Dragan Matic, Zeljko Piskoric, Vladimir Marko and Duska Karanov.
…’In our work we use different languages and ways of expression- from images, installations, audio-visual pieces and performance to marginal languages and actions. We try to leave behind occupied and over-crowded spaces in contemporary art. We tend not to adhere to strict principles but rather follow modified and imposed outside influences and circumstances. As a result, in the last few years our focus has shifted from ’creating’ to ‘redirection’ of filtered content. This openness, incompleteness and communicability of the system we are trying to establish serves to seek and hanker for genuine and fresh art, and lack of mannerism.’
The Multiflex group are Dragan Matic, Dragan Zivancevic and Zeljko Piskoric, with associate members Bosiljka Zirojevic Lecic and Igor Lecic.
The Multiflex group joined forces in 2007 in Novi Sad. They postulated that religion and art are one and the same thing. After the stellar success of their first project- The Book One, the Multiflex embarked on research of the relationship between micro-economic stupidity and the wonder of life in Serbia. In 2011, they won the first prize for their Monkey Spa documentary in the NoBudget category at the 27th International Short Film Festival in Hamburg, Germany. The Multiflex opus includes painting, video, performance, photography, installation, audio etc.
The 2D production
The 2D production is duo of artists Dragan Zivancevic and Dragan Matic. Their collaboration started during their art college days and so far has resulted in land art, video, audio, painting, photography, installation. Also, as members of the Novi Sad Faculty of Technical Sciences interdisciplinary team they have been developing the concept and design for two robots. As teachers of the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, they collaborated in developing the art curriculum. As coordinators, they arranged a number of international student projects, workshops, festivals and exhibitions.
Vlatko & Matko
Vladimir Frelih (Osijek, Croatia) and Dragan Matic (Novi Sad, Serbia) have been working together on their Differences photographic work in progress since 2011. They also do digital photography and video. So far they have created four video pieces: Tycoon, The Man In The Foreground, A White Body In A Black River, Painting An Island. They exhibited their work in Croatia and Serbia.
Leche & Matiqi
Musician, producer and web designer Igor Lecic and Dragan Matic started their collaboration in 2006 in digital audio experiments, electronic music, live improvisation with recorded and computer-generated sound and music and sound track for video. Their approach to audio forms is casual and implies they freely and creatively take their cue from each other. They gave several
The Art Circus Group was active from 1995 to 2005. Their members were Dragan Matic, Zeljko Piskoric and Milos Vujanovic. Together they created a number of art projects in various disciplines and media, taking a dim view of social reality.