Contemporary Abstract Florals & Landscapes
Emilija Pasagic sees her artwork as a personal expression that is rooted in her love and fascination of people and their intricate relationships with each other. As a result, her contemporary encaustic paintings transport the viewer into her whimsical scenery.Learn More About Emilija Pasagic
Artist Inspiration & Process
Pasagic works her paper and canvas with a variety of traditional and innovative techniques. Depending on her mood and what is available in her studio, she incorporates as many as a half dozen elements into each painting. Pasagic uses a contemporary version of the Encaustic process in her work. Her technique involves a unique blending of bee’s wax and oil paint applied to paper, board, or canvas. Furthermore, the paint is often blended into the hot wax, burnt into it or simply painted upon it. Pasagic often fuses paper and cloth into the pigments, adding gold leaf and various gel mediums to create beautiful textures. As a result, her paintings take on depth and mystery with a balanced tension between texture and form.
A Brief History
Emilija Pasagic is a native of Belgrade in the former Yugoslavia. She and her husband studied landscape architecture at Belgrade University, and after graduation, the couple worked together as designers. In the early 1990’s, the couple decided to immigrate to Canada as a result of hostilities in their region. Pasagic then experienced an artistic rejuvenation. She quickly became involved in the vibrant Toronto art scene, joining The Scollard Street Artistic Cooperative and Visual Arts Ontario.
Today, Pasagic works out of her home studio in Ontario. She is ultimately represented in select fine art galleries throughout Canada, Great Britain and the USA. Finally, Art Leaders Gallery is proud to be a representative of her work.