Petar Smiljanic graduated from Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade, Serbia in 2009.
He is currently based in Shenzhen China, where in parallel to his job as an architect he strives to express his passions on canvas.
’Human Arch - Scapes’’ is a series of paintings that interpret the human figure as building block of architectural cityscape. Using various levels of abstraction and experimenting with the scale artist develops a dialog in which the human is simultaneously city’s creator and destroyer of its physical and social ecosystems. Knowledge, sense of space perspective as well as digital media techniques derived from his architectural background help him create a unity of the human and the city in a contextual heterogeneous matrix. The context varies depending on artist’s current location, interests and emotions, all of which are explored in his painting process.
The portrait series showing existence and presence in the city. How does city becomes destroyer of human, or it is inevitable that we will destroy each other. We create city and city create ‘’urbanites’’ with different moral, ethical and personal values.