Milojevic’s work explores contemporary cultural identity and the complexities of a cross-cultural position. The imagery is informed and inspired by the aesthetics and visual language developed by18th and 19th century engravers and naturalist artists. Milosevic constructs fictitious flora and fauna, using a combination of digital and traditional print technologies to create highly patterned chimeras. The impulse to construct fictional narratives and spaces is a response to collected stories of a homeland Milojevic never witnessed and is based instead upon memory, myth and fact
Milojevic combines digital printmaking with etching and woodcut techniques, and his prints frequently employ the visual effects of symmetry and repetition. The ordered appearance of ambivalent forms make them seem both alien and familiar, like fragments taken from nature that have been enlarged and re-contextualised to form new species. Through his own experimentation Milosevic has created a universe populated by hybrid flora and fauna that generate a sense of wonder in its audience. Yet this wonder is accompanied by the uneasy knowledge that the world created is a dystopian one, a fabricated version of reality that nonetheless seduces with its spectacular forms that leap from the paper with technicolour intensity, into the space the viewer inhabits.
Milan Milojevic is currently a University Associate at the Tasmanian College of the Arts, University of Tasmania. He was appointed by UTAS in 1981; 1987 to June 2012 he has been head of the Printmaking Studio, Tasmanian School of Art . Milan artistic practice explores issues surrounding identity and and his reflection upon his own cross-cultural position as a first-generation Australian, born of German and Yugoslav parents through printmaking media.
Milan has exhibited nationally and internationally and has held regular solo exhibitions over the past two decades and contributed to group exhibitions throughout Australia, USA, UK, Europe and Asia.
He has received awards from major national funding bodies including DAAD, the Australia Council and the Australian Research Council. He has undertaken several international residencies in Scotland including: Peacock Arts in Aberdeen and at the Glasgow School of Art. In 1977-1978 Milan was Master Printer, Landfall Press, Chicago U.S.A. and in 1986/7 he was awarded a D.A.A.D Post-graduate Research Grant, Federal Republic of Germany, Hochshule fur Bildende Kunste Hamburg.
His work is held in major public and private collections in Australia and Europe, including Art Bank, Art Gallery of South Australia, National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of NSW, Queensland Art Gallery, Parliament House, Canberra, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, BHP Bilton, RACV Art Collection, Victoria, Montrose Academy, Scotland and the Bureau of Artistic Exhibitions, Poland.