Vladimir Velickovic, born August 11, 1935 in Belgrade, is a Yugoslavian contemporary painter. He is with Dado and Ljuba Popovic, artists of the same generation, one of the three Serbian painters in Paris. He is the father of the Serbian mathematician Boban Velickovic.
Vladimir Velickovic was elected to the Academy of Fine Arts on December 7, 2005 in the chair of Bernard Buffet.
Witness, in his childhood, of the atrocities committed by the Nazis in Yugoslavia, his painting expresses the pain and the violence of this memory. At the beginning of the sixties, Vladimir Velickovic determined the themes that would appear permanently in his work. He paints men or animals (most often rats or dogs) whose bodies are confronted with dramatic and terrorizing situations.
From 1972, he produced a series of paintings and drawings inspired by the photographs of Edward Muybridge (series of Descents, 1989 – 1991 and Hooks, 1983 – 1991) He “tries above all to leave a scar” in his memory of the viewer of the painting.