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Art is like language that everyone understands, but very few people can speak.


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He feels so comfortable that he is using the same process with oil painting. Result is unbelievable.


Prince Nicolas Petrovitch-Njegosh de Montenegro

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Arso Ivanovich’s paintings are known to many art lovers and critics throughout the United States and Europe. His versatility of style and technique is apparent, as his artistic influences are many – Picasso, Cézanne and Dali. But he remains faithful to his own instincts and memories of his native homeland, (Montenegro) Yugoslavia, and its proud, tumultuous history.

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Ivanovich’s paintings have ranged from the thick, textured oils of his expressionistic figures and post impressionistic landscapes, to the ‘crystallized’ transparency of his frozen watercolor. The majority of Ivanovich’s work is painted using the revolutionary frozen technique, combining colorful realism, mystique and fantasy with a harmonious cracking of the paint pigments, reminiscent of frosted windowpanes on a cold, winter morning. The secret of his technique lies in the placing of the wet painting into cold temperatures under these extreme conditions of cold the watercolor – pigment-frieze and crack, creating an indescribably beautiful effect.


His bold, narrative paintings depict figures set in surreal landscapes and fantastic situations that convey universal meanings. Each figure appears to be at odds with its environment, yet fixed in space. Many paintings portray or suggest aggressive confrontations interpreted from history, classical mythology and combined with his dream. This artist media is very complicated. He feels so comfortable that he is using the same process with oil painting. Result is unbelievable.


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He studied Art at the University of Sarajevo, Yugoslavia – School of Fine Arts in 1965. Ivanovich came to the United States in 1967 and received his M.S. in Art at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee in 1972. If the tempo of his artistic accomplishments is maintained the name of Arso Ivanovich will join the ranks of the great artist of our time. His works will bring untold pleasure for lovers of fine art throughout the world.


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His works will bring untold pleasure for lovers of fine art throughout the world.


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1969 – Union Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1970 – Union Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1971 – Union Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1972 – Union Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1972 – H.B. Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
1972 – H.B. Whitefish bay, Wisconsin
1973 – L’Atelier Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1974 – H.B. Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
1974 – L’Atelier Gallery, Milwaukee Wisconsin
1975 – West Allis City Hall Gallery, Wisconsin
1976 – L’Atelier Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1976 – Bagatelle gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1977 – Halwerson Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1978 – Umjetnicki Paviljon, Podgorica
1978 – Galerija Beograd (Klub inzenjera i tehnicara), Beograd
1978 – Galerija ‘Josip Bepo Benkovic”, Herceg Novi
1978 – Galerija Sarajevo, Sarajevo
1980 – Landmark Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1980 – Y.C. Center New York, NY
1980 – Kenosha Museum, Wisconsin
1982 – Capitol Building ‘Rotunda’ (parliament) Madison
1982 – West Allis City Hall gallery, Wisconsin
1983 – Continental Hotel, Chicago
1983 – Badger Savings, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1984 – West Bend Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


1985 – O’Connor Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1985 – “Performance Gallery”, Albuquerque, New Mexico
1985 – Milwaukee Art Center, Milwaukee Wisconsin
1986 – World Art Expo New York, New York
1986 – International Expo, Los Angeles, California
1987 – Artree Gallery Peoria, Chicago
1988 – Capitol Building ‘Rotunda’ (parliament) Madison
1989 – Bradley Galleries, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1990 – Halwerson Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1991 – Halwerson Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1991 – Wisconsin Academy of Science, Arts and Letters, Wisconsin
1992 – Imperial Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada
1993 – West Bend art museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1994 – MATA- Art Show, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1994 – Cultural Center, Detroit, Michigan
1995 – Culture Center, Niagara Falls, Canada
1996 – West Allis City Hall Gallery, Wisconsin
1997 – Halwerson gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1998 – MATA- Art Show, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2004 – City Hall – San Marcos, California
2005 – City Hall – San Marcos, California
2006 – Imperial Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada
2014 – City Hall Gallery, St. Marcos, California
2015 – Vista Gallery, Kings Beach, California
2016 – Artist Gallery, Carlsbad, California
                   


1982 – TV International Art Exposition (auction) – in Super board; Arso’s work – No. 1
1983 – TV International Art Exposition (auction) – in Super board; Arso’s work – No. 1
1984 – TV international Art Exposition (700 art works) – Arso’s Art in Super board – No. 1
1985 – TV Art International, Milwaukee – Super board


Over 100 group exhibitions
Many Tv appearances (1984-Prime News in US/Arso’s Art)
Over 160 articles in newspapers and magazines
Critiques and analysis of Arso’s work in many books & encyclopedias, some of them:

  • Encyclopedia of Living Artists
  • Who’s Who in American Art 1995 – 2001
  • Serbs in the World – Who is Who
  • Contemporary Artists of Montenegro
  • “Who’s Who in America Art” (editions from 1995 to 2000)

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