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Portraits With A Penetrating Gaze by Petar Mosic

portraits with a penetrating gaze

Many of the contemporary surrealist portrait paintings by Serbian artist Petar Mošić have more in common than just their illustrious quality, they also confront the viewer with a steely penetrating gaze. Equal parts unnerving as compelling, these painting have an undeniably seductive quality. The subjects speak with their eyes, behind which lie tales only imagined, imbuing the paintings with a sense of mystery.

Portraits With A Penetrating Gaze by Petar Mosic

Even when other facial features are obscured, one is so drawn in by the eyes that the artworks appear as though they possess a sense of power over the viewer.

“All rabbits go to heaven”, oil on linen canvas, 140x100cm.
“All rabbits go to heaven” (detail), oil on canvas
“Little Emperor”, oil on linen canvas, 170×150 cm, 2019
“Mute”, oil painting, 19.7 W x 27.6 H x 2 D in
“FEAR”, oil on linen canvas, 170x150cm.
“Beautiful Lies”, oil on canvas 150x140cm
“Beautiful Lies” (detail), oil on canvas
“Good Boy II”, oil on linen canvas, diptych, 80×80
“Good Boy II”(detail), oil on canvas
“LOVE” oil painting, 39.4 W x 39.4 H x 0.1 D in
“Casper”, oil on canvas, 50×30 cm

Even when not directly looking toward the viewer, one can feel the intensity of his subject’s gaze.

“GOLDEN CHILD”, oil on linen canvas, 140x100cm
“Embroideries”, 2017 Oil on canvas 55 1 10 × 59 1 10 in
Holy Violence, oil painting, 15 W x 19 H x 1 D in
Cropped at top: “When i open my eyes”, oil painting, 47 W x 55 H x 1 D in

About the artist:
Petar Mošić was born on 11th of June 1981 in Belgrade (Serbia). At 2010 he graduated (MA) at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Arts in Belgrade, department of painting. He enrolled in 2013 doctoral art studies at the same Faculty, under the supervision of Professor Andjelka Bojović. He has received several awards for painting, which is the most important the Golden Palette Award, the Spring Exhibition of ULUS (Association of Fine Artists of Serbia). His works are in public collections of “GLO’ART” organizations in Belgium, the insurance company “Wiener Städtische”, “Marriott” hotel and the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. He made several murals on public buildings in Belgrade. In 2016, he became a member of the Gallery Council of Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade.

He currently lives and works in Belgrade, Serbia.

Keep up with his work on Instagram here

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