Sunday, February 1, 2009
Serbian-Canadian artist Drasko Bogdanovic was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia in 1977. An early fascination with the Hollywood magazines and black & white photography of the distant West instilled an early glamorous aesthetic and a constant desire to juxtapose Classical posture with natural light, especially in his later nudes. A classically trained musician and self taught painter, Drasko picked up a camera soon after emigrating to Canada as a means to capture images that he might later portray on canvas. Even his early work on this medium made attempts to develop a graphic aesthetic that he would only recognise and realise some years later when he turned to photography exclusively. Today his landscape and architecture photography capture cities’ geometry and abstractions and provocative nude and erotic photography continues to drive this bright young arrival to the Canadian Art scene to push his machine, medium, techniques, models and materials to new limits. His name and images are in the top rankings of search engine results of the nude photography and erotic art genres; his photography has appeared in domestic newspapers and magazines and he exhibited locally and internationally.
DRASKO BOGDANOVIC FOR TRY STATE MAGAZINE