Biljana Petrovic – Billie, serbian artist based in Italy from 1996, graduated from “Accademia Delle Belle Arti from Bologna”. Enrolled in the Department of Painting, she found her attention increasingly grown to marble sculpting and spent more and more time in the Marble Class dealing with the hummer and chisels. Human figure, often in movement but also its emotional and psychological expression is the base and the source of her artistic researches and inspiration. Dance and dancers – the perfect symbiosis of emotions and bodies’ highest level of expression is one of the frequent subjects of this artist.
Biljana’s work is both contemporary and archaic, with clear references to Renaissance sculpture, only in its new form. Her figures are marked with emotional muscle tension with the high definition of anatomy but with no intention of reproducing in hyper-realistic way the seen motif, making it rather as an inspiration, turning her own internal energy, her emotions, into the real substance of the work.
Biljana works mostly with marble and bronze with traditional sculptural techniques but she is also open to the new materials and techniques which recently is experimenting.
Her sculptures and drawings can be found in various private collections in Italy and across the world, on different continents.
Her first public committees were ecclesiastical: “Crucifixion of Christ” (displayed in front of the Church of the Holy Cross, Fontanellato, Parma), and the main entrance door to St. Magdalene Church, also near Parma.
Her three bronze sculptures were displayed on the main square in Bologna in a two-year exhibition (2015 -2017).
More info about Biljana Petrovic art on https://biljanapetrovic.com/