Joseph Todorovich, Artist at Art of the Portrait Conference, 2013, photo credits

Joseph Todorovitch

United States 1978


Joseph Todorovitch
Joseph Todorovitch
United States
March 30, 2016

With the attention to explore the present and the future and to express them joined together on his oil paintings, Joseph Todorovitch observes the people and their environment trying to show the moments in the life of his subjects. Adopting the rich tradition of representational art, his artworks have a gentle and sophisticated emotional state and beautiful lighting. His primarily figurative work includes and consolidates elements of still life, interior or a landscape. Refined approach and measured assessment of the color palette, give his paintings silent intensity and contemplative feeling.

His works have sophisticated lighting

Joseph Todorovitch - Outing oil video home comments page 2012
Joseph Todorovitch – Outing

Expanding the Limits of Representation

Interested in art at an early age, he enjoyed in the creative process as long as he remembers. Todorovitch started to study drawing as a high school student and later received the bachelor degree in fine art at Cal State University Fullerton. Attending various southern California art schools and studying art history at the same time, he was greatly inspired by the painters of the 19th and early 20th century, and also by the naturalistic style of contemporary artists. He began to refine his taste and style, and now, Todorovitch creates innovative and harmonious paintings which expands the limits of established perceptions of painting. Todorovitch’s work was presented in numerous solo and group exhibitions, in The United States and abroad. His talent was honored with prestigious prizes and featured on in several online and printed publications.

The eyes are telling the story

Joseph Todorovitch - Cocoon video home comments 2012
Joseph Todorovitch – Cocoon

Between Realism and Personal Experience

Creating the visual field of atmosphere, light and space behind his figures, his work evokes fine narratives within the viewers. He aims to create images that challenge people to investigate and create their own story about them. Although his work is considered realism, the artist is trying, besides recognizable figures, to represent the abstract surface and metaphysical interchange of the ideas. Todorovitch’s works are rich in detail and complex in meaning and it is not that easy to put them in one frame or context. His studio is also the very important element of his creational spirit. A lot of empty walls for the paintings, high ceilings and comfortable environment are of crucial importance for the creative work.

The Truth is in the Eyes

Some of his favorite themes include ballerinas and dancers. Especially interested in the gesture and the pose, he aims to capture the moment of graceful humanity in the subject. The second important element is the gaze and eyes are often in the focus of the painting. Looking into the eyes of the portrayed, the viewer can find the whole story to tell. That is also something that encourages the spectator to have their own view and special, personal experience of the painting. Todorovitch’s work is the culmination of all influences, including education, passion for the old masters and contemporary environment. Creating the art piece, he is hoping that he will share his energy with the audience, helping them to liberate their own imagination and discover the hidden story.

Joseph Todorovitch is represented by Gallery 1261, Denver

Joseph Todorovitch lives and works in Pomona, USA.

Featured image: Artist at at Art of the Portrait Conference, 2013, photo credits
All images © artist

YearExhibition titleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2012Exhibition of Contemporary RealismBeijing World Art Museum Chinagroup
2012ACOPAL members exhibitionThe Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown group
2012UnknownLos Angeles Art Show by FADA group
2012101st Annul Gold Medal Exhibition California Art ClubAutry National Center LA group
2012Richard Schmid Fine Art AuctionWest Fort Collins COgroup
2012The Contemporary Figure: Past PresenceLancaster Museum of Art & History LAgroup
2012OAC's Art For Awareness Benefit Art AuctionThink Space Gallery, Culver City LAgroup
20122nd Annual Scottsdale Salon of Fine ArtLegacy Gallery, Scottsdale group
20127th Great American Figurative ExhibitionWaterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara group
2011ACOPAL Members Group ExhibtionButler Institute of American Art, Youngstown group
2011100th Annual Gold Medal ExhibitionCalifornia Art Clubgroup
2011Annual Small Works ExhibitionArcadia Gallery, New York group
2011Annual Figurative ShowWaterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara group
2011Instructors Exhibition Nucleus Gallery Alhambragroup
2011Lipking Studio ExhibtionCalabasas group
2011ACOPAL's Exhibition of Contemporary American RealismNational Arts Club, New Yorkgroup
2011Limited Size, Unlimited TalentPortrait Society of America Annual Conferencegroup
2011International Salon of Figurative Art Sylvana Gallery, Glendale group
2011Saturday In The Park With The MasterMid Valley Arts League group
2010Joseph TodorovitchArcadia Gallery, New York solo
2010Annual Small Works Exhibition Arcadia Gallery, New Yorkgroup
2010UnknownLos Angeles Art Show by FADA group
2010Richard Schmid Fine Art Auction 2010Bellvuegroup
2010Limited Size, Unlimited TalentPortrait Society of America Annual Conferencegroup
2010Annual Figurative ShowWaterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara group
2009Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition Semifinalist ExhibitionDonald W Reynolds Centre for American Art, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Washington group
2009Introductions, A group exhibition Arcadia Gallery New York group
2009Annual Figurative ShowWaterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara group
2009Saturday In The Park With The MastersMid Valley Arts League group
2008 Joseph TodorovitchWendt Gallery, Red Bank solo
2008Realism Paintings Show, Group Exhibition Wendt Gallery, Laguna Beach Wendt Gallery, Laguna Beach group
2008Saturday In The Park With The MastersMid Valley Arts League group
2007Richard Schmid Fine Art Auction Bellvuegroup
2007Antiques and Fine Art Show New York Armorygroup
2007Realism Paintings Show, Group Exhibition Wendt Gallery, Laguna Beachgroup
2006 Joseph TodorovitchWendt Gallery, Laguna Beach solo
2006Artist for the New Century,Art of the West, Fine Art ConnoisseurSouthwest Artgroup
2006MagazazineBennigton Center for the Arts, Bennington group
200615th Annual US American Artist's Fine Art ShowPhiladelphia group
2006Realism Paintings ShowGroup Exhibition Wendt Gallery, Laguna Beach group
2006Richard Schmid Fine Art AuctionBellvuegroup
2005Richard Schmid Fine Art AuctionBellvuegroup
2005Realism Paintings ShowGroup Exhibition Wendt Gallery, Laguna Beachgroup
2004 Joseph TodorovitchOntario History Museum Invitational solo