Dragan Simic was born in Serbia, former Yugoslavia, and has resided in Australia since 1984. His creative approach is influenced by the works of Matisse, Modigliani and Picasso, as well as Australian Aboriginal art.
Dragan says about his work: “My new rules are color and color is wonderful”. His unique layered colorful style is reminiscent of landscapes and mindscapes. By fusing and overlapping abstract patterns with Australian aboriginal motifs, the artist creates a vibrant mesmerizing topography. His playful juxtaposition of color and line creates dynamically animated abstractions that are in constant motion.
Dragan has traveled extensively in Europe and Australia and has gathered inspiration from landscapes, cultures, flora and fauna he has encountered on his journeys.