Milovan DeStil Marković is Serbian visual artist, who began his career in the early 1980s. Active for over three decades, he is recently described as father of Transfigurative Painting and the Text Portrait. Visiting Professor Art in Context at the University of Arts, Berlin.
Markevitch applies the term transfigurative to a body of work he started to produce in the mid-1990s, comprising three series: Lipstick Portraits, Selfshaves and Text Portraits. In all of these works, his focus has been on the human face. In contrast to conventional portraits based on figurative procedures, however, his works are not representational and iconic. Even though his works are all pictures of real men and women, his portraits are other than figurative; they go beyond pure resemblance. They are not abstract, but rather trans-figurative.
(From Markovic: Trasfigurative Works 1996-2006)
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