I was born on 17 april 1982 in Tuzla, Bosnia and Hercegovina. During the civil war there, I emigrated to Holland with my parents and sister in 1994.
I've lived in Holland for 6 years, where I finished my secondary school.
Ever since I was a child, I have been very interested in all kinds of arts. Later on, it was a natural choice to study painting.
After graduating at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp (Belgium), I was kind of lost in the world of the contemporary art and galleries, and decided I wanted to be financially independent and so I continued my studies.
Conservation and Restoration of paintings seemed like a good choice to combine the work that I love and being financially independent. During this study I learnt more about painting than I ever could imagine.
Painting, and mainly figurative painting has always been my main interest.
Depicting the world around me, inspired by the people and events, resulting in paintings that are figurative but at the same time symbolic, often refering to my own life, but expressing emotions that are universal.