Milica Golubović (b. 1989) is a visual artist and illustrator. Milica creates poetic digital imagery with focus on atmosphere, color and texture, and draws inspiration from nature, Mediterranean sea(side) and everyday life in general. She has exhibited solo and participated in over 50 group exhibitions, both local and international, and has received multiple awards for her illustration work. She comes from a small old town on the Adriatic coast and currently lives between Boka bay and Belgrade.
Hello Milica !!. Nice to meet you. Can you tell us your story? We want to hear your little story.
Hello! I’m Milica and I’m an illustrator currently living between Bay of Boka in Montenegro and Belgrade, Serbia. I grew up in Kotor, a small town on the Adriatic coast in Montenegro. I lived there for 19 years, and then I moved to Belgrade to study. As everyone else I started drawing as a kid, then I stopped and started again just around my 16th birthday. However, I had a really hard time deciding which path I wanted to take professionally, although I've always felt I wanted to be in the art/design field. I find illustration to be a perfect fit for my interests. I love the fact that it covers a broad spectrum of design and applied arts fields, and at the same time it allows you to have a good amount of control over the visual aspect of the assignment.
What is your first artwork?
I don’t remember it, but my dad always tell this story where when I was two years old I was asked by a friend of theirs to draw him a chicken, and as I was sitting across from him I immediately started drawing it upside down, from his point of view. I believe that it showed very well my general perception of things around me, which I think is still present in my daily and creative life.
What is the aesthetic you seek?
I would say that the main aesthetic aspect of my work is the atmosphere my illustrations have. It’s usually dreamy and calm one, a bit poetic. I think that colors play major part in it.
Where do you get the inspiration for your work?
I draw inspiration from nature, particularly the one near the seaside. All about the sea and the coastal way of life is probably the major influence that can be felt in my work. However, I almost never sit and wait for the inspiration to come, the better approach is to seek for it and try to find it. I believe that working produces more work.
What is the most important when you create something?
That I enjoy the process, that I learn something new from it, and that both the client and I are satisfied with the final result.
What is your favorite visual/aural medium and why?
It’s definitely all sorts of visual arts, but especially fine art and illustration. Fine art because it’s the field of art where artists have a complete autonomy over they work and the ideas can be expressed sometimes in an unexpected ways, using and mixing different tools and mediums. On the other hand, illustration is a bit different, because when it’s commissioned it has a collaborative aspect, which is exciting because of it’s unpredictability.
What is your most important your artwork and why?
It’s called “Trapped in the blue” and it’s a personal piece, the first one I made when I decided to go down the illustration path.
From Now, Tell me about your personal side.
What is your favorite time?
My favorite time is summer and all about it!
Hmm, I find it hard to name one, but if I have to pick I’ll go down the sentimental road and say that it’s the Old town of Kotor.
Italian and mediterranean in general. I’m a big pasta lover.
favorite genre of music?
I usually listen to some electronic/ trip hop/ downtempo artists, like Bonobo, Air, Darkside, Sébastien Tellier, Glass Animals, Polo&Pan, Superpoze, Son Lux, etc, but also Charlotte Gainsbourg, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Kills, PJ Harvey, Repetitor, and some Yugoslavian new wave music.
Where do you see yourself in ten years?
It’s hard to think that far into the future, ‘though it’s always closer than we like to think. All in all, I wish to see myself happy and confident in doing whatever life has brought to me by then, and with no regrets hopefully.