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Velizar Krstic's
Serbian Arts on Show Till July 4
"Metamorphosis, Portraits & Memorials"
By Grace Kee
Staff Reporter
Serbian Ambassador to Seoul Zoran Veljic

Serbian Ambassador to Seoul Zoran Veljic hosted the exhibition, "Metamorphosis, Portraits & Memorials" at Gallery Chungpa on the campus of Sookmyung Women's University in Seoul. The exhibition was co-hosted by the Sookmyung Women's University Museum.

The exhibition features works of Mr. Velizar Krstic, the famous Serbian artist. The exhibition, which started on June 24, 2009, runs until July 4, 2009.

Serbian artist Velizar Krstic's "Metamorphosis, Portraits & Memorials"

On June 24, 2009 there was an opening ceremony hosted by the Serbian envoy at 5 p.m. at Gallery Chungpa of the Sookmyung Women's University.

Mr. Velizar Krstic, who was born on September 10, 1947 in Oreovac near Niš, graduated painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade on 1972 and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna as a grantee of the F.V.S. foundation from Hamburg from 1973 to 1974.

He completed postgraduate studies on 1976 and studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Athens as a Greek Government grantee on 1979.

Participants of Serbian artist Velizar Krstic's "Metamorphosis, Portraits & Memorials"

Presently, he teaches students as a Full Professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade, Department of Painting. Until last year from 1973, he held more than 60 solo exhibitions and was given 20 painting rewards in the country and abroad.

Third secretary of Embassy of the Republic of Serbia, Jelena Backovic said, "Mr. Krstic is a main stream graphic artist, having 40-year- old long career in print making.

Mr. Krstic chose 40 graphics for Seoul exhibition "Metamorphosis, portraits and memorials," showing portraits of famous and iconic personalities, his family and other familiar motives in very different ways."

For details or inquiries contact the Serbian Embassy at 797-5109 or Sookmyung Women's University Museum at 710-9133.

Grace Kee, who serves as staff reporter for The Seoul Times, studied English language and literature at Sookmyung Women's Univesity. She served as campus journalist for the Sookmyung Times for three years. She covers cultural affairs as well as diplomatic coummunity in Seoul.






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