About the artist
Although first and foremost he considers himself a graphic artist, Andrej Marjanovic works a lot in both multimedia and in many classic arts techniques (painting, sculpture, and drawing). But it is less known that he was also a graffiti artist during the emerging Skopje graffiti culture of the 1990s, working under many pseudonyms (НДРЈ/NDRJ, ЧКЉ Кру/ CHKLJ Crew, Право гето/Real ghetto). Since about the same time, he was part of the birth of the Macedonian underground electronic music scene under various pseudonyms (NDRJ, Partybreaking Inc., Кисела куќа/Acid House), using sampling as his main constructive technique. From 2000 onwards, he works professionally in branding, graphic design, web design, photography, video production, audio production, and animation.
With regard to technique, Andrej Marjanovic is always interested in experimentation, innovation, and intermediality. In his interartistic and intermedia fine art explorations, he is often inspired by music, comic books, street art, computer art, video art, video games, and film. Whatever the technique, medium, or application, his art stylistically gravitates toward the minimalist, symbolic, and abstract, always grounded on deeply deliberated concepts, a critical approach, autoreferentiality, and humor.
He was born and raised in Skopje, but from 2014 he lives in the Prespa area.
Exhibitions / Performances / Releases:
Blockheads (Objects and paintings) – Solo exhibition (Cultural Information Centre Skopje, June 2023)
Exhibition from the Open Graphic Studio’s Collection – group exhibition (Museum of the City of Skopje, June 2022)
Macedonian Artists’ Exhibition in Sofia – group exhibition of the Association of Fine Artists of Macedonia (Gallery of the National Palace of Culture – Sofia, July 2009, catalogue p.25)
GraphICON – group exhibition (Open Graphic Studio, Museum of the City of Skopje, December 2008, catalogue p.13)
Slang Dictionary – installation (Museum of the City of Skopje, Open Graphic Studio, White Night Festival, September 2008)
Recurrences (Prints) – solo exhibition (Open Graphic Studio, Museum of the City of Skopje, 2007)
NDRJ + SAKO = Split – collaborative double CD release of experimental electronic music (Alexandria & FOSM, 2001; promotion in the Museum of Contemporary Art – Skopje)
Live electronic music performance (Spoeni Sadovi – Multimedia Art Festival, Youth Cultural Center, Skopje, 1997)