Dragan Sekaric Shex, We Are Coming, 2015
Dragan Sekaric Shex, artist
Dragan Sekaric Shex is a Toronto based artist, born in Former Yugoslavia where he earned his degree in Architecture at the University of Sarajevo. Born in the sign of Libra, Dragan initially balanced his inclination for both science and art in the practice of architecture. In the early 1990s he left his career in architecture moved to Italy where he studied the sfumto or Magical Realism style in painting which later became his notable contribution fine art. The Magical Realism in his paintings tells stories about real people, but from a subjective or magical point of view. The umbrellas stand for the artist´s heartfelt desire to protect people, while his embraces express the need for love and comfort.
The overall feeling of peace and harmony in Dragan´s Magical Realism is unique, while his turning of chaos into harmony in his abstract canvases, inspired by rhythm in music, is impressive. Dragan´s struggle to counterbalance hardship with poetry, colour and human energy engages with the divine.
His paintings have been exhibited in solo shows in Canada, US, Cuba, Italy and Yugoslavia, and in group shows at Toronto Artist Project, New York Art Expo, Las Vegas, and Miami. Dragan Sekaric Shex was the First Prize winner in oil painting in 2003 and 2004 in Toronto. In 2015 he was the Solo Award Winner at the Art Expo in New York.