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Interview | Alen Ajanović

Contributed by: Rusmir Arnautovic
Date: Sunday 24, May 2009
Interview | Alen Ajanović

We asked. He answered. Read an interview with Alen Ajanović. Illustrator and animator from Bosnia.

01. Tell us a little about yourself.
My name is Alen Ajanovic. I was born in Sarajevo 1.6.1973. Bosnia and Herzegovina, where, during my secondary school I finished Goldsmith handicraft. I was mostly interested in drawings and illustration geting more and more occupied with studying and copying the masterpieces of other traditional artists, taking more serious steps in collecting practical experience.

Willing to continue, finally I am starting my next step at Academy Of Fine Arts in Sarajevo in 1995 and intensively start to work with various techniques on canvas and other kinds of medium, having few individual and group exhibitions in and out of home country.
As interesting medium, in middle 1990's, digital graphics comes to stage, creating 2d, 3d graphics, TV animations, presentations, and web design.
Today, I still live in Sarajevo and work as an illustrator and animator for TV productions, graphics and post production tasks, web design and although rarelly game level developing.
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02. What inspired you to become an artist?
To say what inspired me is hard cos it just happened in my early childhood when the pencil became my everyday companion drawing things from my mind that comes from music I listened, books I red, movies I watched...
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03. You are undoubtedly at the top half of many people’s inspiration list, but who are your inspirations as an artist?
As an artist that I liked are few classic traditional painters like Caravaggio, Rembrandt and other who worked on light and drama. Who ever paints good dramatic scene with good composition and message, that kind of artist catches my eye on. There are many modern artists I like so it would be unfair to say who is the best among them. Lets say that Frank Frazetta is one of them.

04. What are you opinions on art as an expression and art made to just look pretty?
For this kind of questions there are critics. But my personal appinion is that everybody has right to like what he wants and needs so, the quality of work can be hidden only in explaination of an artist and his work. By the way what is the difference between traditional artist and modern product designer? For me both of them are artists for its purpose with their crafts.
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05. What things do you do to try and push yourself further as an artist?
Watch around me, read, think, learn, comunicate...

06. What tools do you use to create your art?
It depends on situation, idea and purpose. Unfortunately, deadlines can be crucial very often and it affects quality. Sometimes its traditional tools sometimes digital. There is no rule I suppose.
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07. What does the future hold for your website and artwork?
I dont know. I will keep on working if others likes my work or not :)
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08. Lastly thanks for doing the interview, anything you would like to add?
Thank you very much taking me in condiraion. I would have one advice for everybody who wants to make arts: dont search inspiration in other artists but in yourself. Looking at others work mess up you mind and you will appritiate less your own work. Be yourself, and you will develop faster and be more happy :)

Wish you good inspiration :)

Alen thank you very much for answering our questions
So if you want to visit Alen and his works  you should do that now

Visit http://www.ajanovic.co.ba

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