Ivan Butorac


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Ivan Butorac is an artist who lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

“Love for art started at an early age, I remember coming home from school with friends and their reaction after seeing my parents’ art that was everywhere in the house, they loved it, it was almost magical. I discovered the power art and colors have on human emotion and mood.”

Heavily influenced by his artist parents he was always in a state of motion and experimented with a lot of media. He studied at an arts academy in Belgrade. In 2014 he spent a year working for artist Saint Claire Cemin in his studio in Brooklyn.

Seeing what it is, and then dreaming up and creating a space for new reality is what Butorac was used to since he was a child. His work sits between meaning and no meaning, not abstract and not not abstract, also geometric. Not interested in conveying a message but more interested in questions: “What does this look like?”, “Does it remind me of something?” and “How does this make me feel?”

“Art is about creating a space for the viewer. It is the discovery of one’s own possibilities. It’s about freedom, self expression and following your interests and going beyond the rational mind, the ego. It’s about brining people together and communities. I am interested in brining light into the world.”

“Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.” – Andre Gide

Artist CV

Born: Belgrade, YU, 1980


2002 – 2005 Arts Academy BK, Belgrade, RS

Solo Exhibitions:

2011 Cappellini, LA

2012 Urban Hardwoods, LA

2014 Cappellini, Soho, NY

2018 Budman Studio, Venice, CA

2018 Wndo Gallery, Venice, CA

Group Shows:

2011 Phantom Galleries, Long Beach

2011 Cappellini, LA

2013 Ethos Gallery, Melrose Ave

2014 Hale art space gallery, Venice, CA

2015 MD Gallery, LA

2017 Legato Studios, DTLA

2018 Beverly Hills Art Show, BH

2019 Yucca Valley Art Center, Yucca Valley