Status quo, 2011, 65x85cm

Artists Statement:

“The success of a realistic painting does not depend merely on copying a subject. I believe it needs to offer the textures, colors, and tones to one’s eye and become something more than just an illusion. Through an evolutionary process, painting again becomes a part of nature itself.”

Biography

Jura Bedic completed his studies at The Florence Academy of Art in 2002, and became a principal instructor first in the Intensive Drawing Program, then in the Painting Program.  He has participated in group exhibitions in numerous galleries in the United States, as well as alumni exhibitions organized by the Academy in Germany and Florence.  Bedic is the winner of the 2001 Art Renewal Center International Scholarship Competition, and his work is featured in an article in American Artist’s “Drawing” Magazine, 2003, “Classical Approaches to the Teaching of Drawing.”

In 2007 he won “The best in Show” award in the F.A.A.’s 3rd Annual Alumni Exhibition. He continues to paint and teach in Florence, Italy.

Group Exhibitions

2009 – Three man show, Ann Long Fine Art Gallery, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
2008 – “F.A.A. 4th Annual Alumni Exhibition”, Stables of the Corsini Palace, Florence, Italy
2007 – “F.A.A. 3rd Annual Alumni Exhibition”, Stables of the Corsini Palace, Florence, Italy
2006 – “Masters of the Florence Academy of Art “, Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York, USA
2006 – “F.A.A.” 2nd Annual Alumni Exhibition”, Stables of the Corsini Palace, Florence, Italy
2005 – “Da Firenze”, Ann Long Fine Art Gallery, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
2005 – “F.A.A. 1st Annual Alumni Exibition”, Stables of the Corsini Palace, Florence, Italy
2003 – Jura Bedic, Joakim Ericksson, Brandon Soloff, Grenning Gallery, Sag Harbour, New York
2003 – “Still Classical”, Westbeth Arts Gallery, New York City, New York, USA
2003 – RISDI, Providence, Rhode Island
2003 – Palazzeto Cenci, Rome, Italy
2003 – “Realism Revisited”, Panorama Museum, B. Frankenhausen, Germany
2003 – Hirschl & Adler Gallery, New York City, New York, USA
2003 – Century Gallery, Alexandria , Virginia, USA

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