Enquiry
Semi-finalist

About

Born in Croatia in 1958, Tony Belobrajdic is a full-time figurative artist. He started exhibiting in late seventies and had his first solo show in 1983, Croatia. Tony relocated to New York in 1987 where he continued his art practice. Although he largely lives and works as a full-time artist in Sydney since 1989, he divides his time between studios in Sydney and Croatia, exhibits both in Sydney and Europe regularly. He also teaches and conducts painting workshops in Sydney and Europe. Oils and watercolours have been the mediums of choice. Etchings is the latest medium being explored and studied with a great passion.Tony is represented by Thienny Lee Gallery in Edgecliff, Sydney.

Top Categories

Education

Education and Experience
1976 – 1983 Studied Architecture and Engineering, University of Zagreb, Croatia
1987 – 1988 Practising art in New York City, USA.
1989 – Present Full-time Artist in Sydney, Australia

Exhibitions

• 1980’s Participating in group exhibitions in Croatia and neighbouring countries
• 1983 Oils and Watercolours, solo Exhibition, ULAK Gallery, Karlovac, Croatia
• 1988 Juried Group Exhibition, National Society of painters in Casein and Acrylic, New York, USA
• 1989 – Present - Participating in numerous group exhibitions in Australia and Overseas
• 2010 Solo Exhibition of Watercolours, Gallery 307, Northbridge, Sydney
• 2016 Solo Exhibition of Oils and Watercolours, after 6 months Residency in Lane Cove Gallery, Sydney
• 2015, 2016, 2017 Finalist - Hunters Hill Art Exhibition
• 2016 Solo Exhibition of Watercolours, Town Gallery, Crikvenica, Croatia
• 2017 'Man in Between' Solo Exhibition of Oils and Watercolours, Thienny Lee Gallery, Sydney
• 2017 Solo Exhibition, Watercolours and Oils on paper, Atelier Zvonka Cara, Crikvenica, Croatia
• 2018: FINALIST - 'The Collie Art Prize' Collie Art Gallery, Collie, WA Australia
• 2018: Semi-finalist - Bluethumb Art Prize, Australia
• 2018 'Beyond Skin' Solo Exhibition of Oils on canvas, Thienny Lee Gallery, Sydney
• 2018 'Pandora's Box' Solo Exhibition of large Watercolours and Acrylics on canvas, Galerija Klovic , Rijeka, Croatia
• 2018 Second Salon of Miniature Art, Galerija Klovic, Rijeka, Croatia - Commendation

Press

Awards:
50th Annual Open Art Awards 2014, Drummoyne Art society Inc – Winner in Watercolour Section
49th Annual Art Awards Exhibition 2014, Ku-ring-gai Art Society – First prize Watercolour Category
The Coal & Allied Singleton Art Prize 2014, Water Colour Prize – Highly Commended
54th Ryde Art Exhibition, City of Ryde Art Society Inc., Water Colour – Highly Commended
2015 Art of Sydney Award Exhibition, Combined Art Societies of Sydney Inc – Commended
51 st Annual Open Art Awards 2015, Drummoyne Art society Inc – Winner in Watercolour Section
50th Annual Art Awards Exhibition 2015, Ku-ring-gai Art Society – First prize Watercolour Category
52nd Art Award Exhibition 2015, Lane Cove Art Society – First prize Watercolour Category
I had works published in several books and art magazines. Latest book, The Encyclopaedia of Watercolour Techniques, by Quarto Publishing Group in London, featured four of my paintings.

Influences

Dutch 17th century painters, mainly Rembrandt and Hals, and later Impressionists were my "silent mentors". English painter Euwan Uglow has been a great influence in recent years. I paint every day, ok, almost every day, finding inspiration mostly in human and animal bodies. There is that never ending desire to find "perfect" colour and tone to depict human or animal flesh. I like the statement that I read somewhere...Art is Work.
Tony’s painting style can be best described as contemporary impressionism. Painting with expressive but precise brushstrokes. Simplifying and abstracting backgrounds, using limited palette, avoiding details and concentrating on strong composition. It is the enduring process in finding the balance between evoking emotions and the desire to tell a story, to engage viewer in that search.

47cm (W) x 57cm (H)
Watercolour Paint
$610
102cm (W) x 102cm (H)
Oil Paint
$3,500
76cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Oil Paint
$2,650
51cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Oil Paint
$2,330
38cm (W) x 56cm (H)
Watercolour Paint
$550
56cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Watercolour Paint
$850
76cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Oil Paint
$2,650
51cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Oil Paint
$2,130
51cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Oil Paint
$2,130
51cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Oil Paint
$2,130
from 3,027 reviews