Aleksandar Vac was born in Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia in 1973. He graduated from the Department of Ceramics at the Academy of Applied Arts in Belgrade, where he lives and works. Vac has participated in many national and international exhibitions and has been the recipient of many awards. His work combines the ancient technique of terra sigillata with a modern approach to form.
Aleksandar’s work is influenced by the place of his birth – Sremska Mitrovica, which is at the locality of the Roman city Sirmium. Sremska Mitrovica is place where archaeological layers date from 7000 years ago. His fascination with old technique called terra sigillata, which was used for luxurious roman ceramics, demonstrates his desire to achieve and to penetrate in the secrets of reshaping the matter – earth, in its multilayer significance and shapes.
Aleksandar Vac is dedicated to the research of inwardness and characteristics of the matter itself. He is doing that by reshaping the matter in the various organic forms like cocoons, pebbles, with firm membrane that is smooth outside, almost like a mirror, while the inside remains vulnerable, unprotected, like cut tissue, that reveals its vivid inwardness.
By using esoteric procedure to analyze life of the nucleus of matter’s shape itself, with shaping forms of distinctively attractive tactility and perfect craftwork, author has achieved, with artistic medium and dynamic moves, his captivating print that is contained in the name of technique he is using.