Slavko Krunić

I paint portraits that do not have source in reality. The gallery of these faces is powered by visual and literary patterns. These are not the reflections of a person or a personality, but of an idea or a critique embedded in a satire. The effect of ‘’the Strange’’ is emphasized entirely because we live in a time that strives for artificial perfection. Therefore, the tendency to build up the missing characters of the portraits is unusual at the present time.


Born in 1974, in Belgrade.
Graduated at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade, at the class of Professor Radomir Reljic in 1998.
Completed master’s degree in 2002 at the same faculty, at the class of Professor Andjelka Bojovic.
Member of ULUS – Artists Association of Serbia since 2000, and a member of ULUPUDS – The Association of applied arts artists and designers of Serbia since 2011.
Lives and works in Belgrade and Novi Sad.

Author and co-author of books

Mausoleom of Imperfection (Unicorn publishing group)

Fake fairy tales (Booka)

Small goddesses (Službeni glasnik)

Antilogic of painting (Cultural center Novi Sad)

Insomnia for two (Booka)

Mausoleum (Alta Nova)

Satiricons (Samizdat)


Solo exhibitions

2019. Contemporary gallery, Budva
2017. Space for creative activity – Deli, Nis
2016. Art Gallery, Kragujevac
2015. Cultural Center, Knjazevac
2014. Gallery 212, Belgrade
City Gallery, Uzice Gallery Hexalab, Belgrade Cultural Center, Novi Sad
2013. Contemporary gallery, Valjevo Gallery ULUS, Belgrade Gallery Care Dor, Monaco
2012. Contemporary gallery, Lazarevac Gallery of Serbian Academy of Art and Science, Novi Sad Layer House, Kranj, Slovenia
2011. Contemporary gallery, Valjevo Palace of Apollonia, Piran, Slovenia
2010. French Cultural Center, Belgrade Contemporary Gallery, Zrenjanin
2009. Christianshavns Beboerhus, Copenhagen, Denmark Vanlose Kulturhus, Copenhagen, Denmark
2008. Gallery A, Belgrade
Spa gallery, Igalo, Montenegro
CHO Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2007 Master Workshop, Belgrade
2006. Gallery of the Vuk Karadzic Foundation, Belgrade
2005. YHD Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia Cultural Center, Pivka, Slovenia
2004. Literary Club Ben Akiba, Belgrade
2003. Kolarac Endowment Gallery, Belgrade
2002. Old Theater Depot, Zemun Gallery Pesak, Belgrade
Art & Blues Gallery, Belgrade
2000. Yugoslav Cultural Center, Paris, France
1999. Paleta Gallery, Cultural Center, Belgrade


2021. The First prize Kolo colony, Trebinje
2019. Jury Award Art and Wine, Oplenac
2017. Purchase prize Ex Tempore, Piran, Slovenia
2016. Major purchase prize Ex Tempore, Piran, Slovenia
2015. Purchase prize Ex Tempore, Piran, Slovenia
2014. Merit award, Palm art award, Leipzig, Germany
2014. Award for the best book illustration of the 20th International Book Fair, Novi Sad, Serbia
2013. Grand Prix at the 13th International Biennal Milena Pavlović Barilli Foundation, Serbia


Represented in publications:

– An anthology of Serbian painting of the second half of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century (Pariski krug)

-Lexikon der phantastichen Kunstler (I.F.A.A.- International Fantastic Artist Archiv – G.Habarta)

-Dreamscapes V (Imaginary editions)

-Dreamscapes VI (Imaginary editions)

-Imaginaire III (Fantasmus)

-50 masters of realistic imagery (Art domain whois publisher)

-Visionary art yearbook (Otto Rapp)

-Society for art of imagination (Phantasten museum Vien)

-Masters of contemporary fine art (Art galaxie)

-Masters of painting (Art galaxie)

Selected group exhibitions

2021. Surrealism now – Centro de Artes e Spettacoli, Figueira da Foz, Portugal
The art of sports, CentralMilitary Club gallery, Belgrade Kolo art colony, Cultural center, Trebinje
2019. Works from the collection of Contemporary Gallery Valjevo – City Gallery, Užice From the collection – Contemporary Gallery, Valjevo  Surrealism now – Municipal Gallery, Vieira de Leiria, Portugal
2018. Paralele – Juraj Klović Gallery, Rijeka Dust World, Contemporary Gallery, Valjevo
Surrealism now – Casa Municipal da Cultura, Coimbra, Portugal  Fantastic … memory of Ljubo Popovic – Paris Circle Gallery, Belgrade
From the collection Meneghello – Collegium artisticum, Sarajevo
2017. Mediala once and now – RTS Gallery, Belgrade Surrealism now – Condexia A Nova, Coimbra, Portugal
Dreamscapes – Trierenberg Art, Traun, Austria Serbia meets Belgium – gallery Sabine van Paemel, Leke Diksmuide, Belgium Art on paper – National Library of Serbia, Belgrade Extempore – Piran, Slovenia Paris Circle gallery, Belgrade Surrealism now – PO.RO.S Museum, Condeixa, Portugal
2016. Multimedia project – Gallery of the Army House of Serbia, Belgrade Extempore Piran, Slovenia The concept of continuity – Cultural Center, Novi Sad Surrealism now – Espaço Particula, Coimbra, Portugal
2015. Gallery Sabine van Paemel, Leke Diksmuide, Belgium Antilogy of paintings – National Museum, Zrenjanin Antilogy of paintings – Cultural Center, Novi Sad Antilogy of paintings – Gallery Canvas, Belgrade Surrealism now – Museu da Cidade de Aveiro, Portugal
2014. Dreamscapes – Alden Biesen castle, Belgium From the collection – Contemporary Gallery, Valjevo Surrealism now – Palácio da Lousã, Coimbra, Portugal Surrealism now – Galeria Vieira Portuense, Porto, Portugal
2013. 14. Biennale In the light of Milena, Milena Pavlović Barilli Gallery, Požarevac
Act in Contemporary Serbian Painting – Contemporary Gallery, Valjevo Hiver exposition, Swiss art space, Lausanne, Switzerland
2012. Society for art of imagination, Phantasten museum, Wien, Austria
Spring exhibition, Art Pavilion Cvijeta Zuzoric, Belgrade The first Belgrade triennial of drawings, Cvijeta Zuzoric, Belgrade Surrealism now – House of culture, Setubal, Portugal
2011. Santa Maria della Pieta, Cremona, Italy Arte Padova – Padova Art Fair, Italy Gallery Progres, Belgrade Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy Contemporary Gallery, Valjevo
Liaison, Amsterdam, Netherlands 46th May Exhibition – Museum of Applied Art, Belgrade
Gallery SKC, Timisoara, Romania Artita 10 years – Apollonije palace, Piran, Slovenia
2010. Hilleroed Library, Copenhagen, Denmark Cambridge Art Fair, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Museum of Applied Arts, Belgrade La Galleria Pall Mall, London, United Kingdom Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France Bissaya Barreto Museum, Coimbra, Portugal Matice srpska gallery, Novi Sad Gallery Nis Art Foundation, Belgrade
DIN Gallery composed of Philip Morris International, Niš  Gallery Krug, Budapest, Hungary