I was born in Leskovac, in year of 1973. Although I grew up watching the paintings of old masters of Renaissance, Baroque and Realism, contemporary painters had a decisive influence on my painting. Russian painters, as well as Scandinavian and German masters, had the greatest influence on my painting of the landscape. Today, I live and paint in Grdanica, small village in South-East Serbia, in Jablanica district. I am member of the artistic group Barti who works in my country Serbia. From exhibit opening in Perunov gallery 2016: „Dejan Trajkovic painting depicts energy that is in constant circulation, one durability that is reflected through water, the river. This concentric circle of truth, is reflected in the prism of hyperrealism, light, photographic accuracy. The painting is a frozen moment. The artist’s opus is a trail to tackle the elusive.“ – Milica Mihailovic – art historian.
For the most part I can be said to be self-taught in the sense that I did not attend any formal art school but I also learned traditional painting methods independently and from fellow academic painters. After learning about Flemish techniques, I became an understandable language of old masters. I use all of this knowledge in my paintings, and, of course, I’m still learning.
Group exhibition of work by members of the Teacher’s Society – Leskovac, 2002
Group exhibition „Close to Your Heart“ – under the auspices of Barti, 2012
Solo exhibition – Large gallery LKC – Leskovac, 24th August – 14th September 2015
Group exhibition – Gallery Perunov – Belgrade, 2015
Group exhibition – Gallery Spanac – Belgrade, 2017
Solo exhibition – Small gallery of Cultural centre of Pecenjevce – Serbia, 29th July – 3rd August 2019