Urban artist Drasko Boljevic is a Masters of Contemporary Arts graduate from VCA (2012), who began his career in Zagreb at the Academy of Fine Art. Since his arrival in Australia in the early 90’s he has completed a VCA Fine Arts degree majoring in Sculpture (1997), a Postgraduate Diploma in Visual Arts (painting) in 2011 and a Masters in Contemporary Art (2012).
Drasko has been involved in the visual arts scene in Melbourne for over two decades. He has participated in the arts from diverse angles, from being a gallery co-owner (Azibi Gallery, St Kilda) in the late 90's, to working for several theatre companies as set designer, prop and puppet maker.
He has an extensive exhibition history, including two solo shows of painting and sculpture: at Brightspace Gallery (2008) and Gasworks Arts Park (2011). Amongst his major participation in group shows we find his video installation Possible Worlds, at the Innovators 3, Linden New Art (2014) and Melbourne White Night (2016). In 2009, he was finalist of the Sulman Prize, awarded by the Gallery of NSW, and later was awarded several art competitions prizes.
Drasko works in the space between reality and possibility, using a variety of mediums such as sculpture, moving image, and he is also known for his 3-D stencil street art in walls and floors. His work tends to include a commentary on current issues, without leaving out a sense of play and humour.