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Milan Kecman, Mixed Media
Milan Kecman creates art in a wide variety of styles. His work conveys a flexible, versatile approach that brings a unique vision to each project. His work includes B&W scratchboard with color wash added digitally, in addition to painting in acrylics and oils. Drawing from early influences in mythology, fold tales and Aesop's fables he makes frequent use of allegory and humor in a style perhaps best described as "visual storytelling."
A BFA graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art, he has also worked as a graphic designer and art director. Pursued a career in illustration and worked as a freelance illustrator until 1995 when he took a position as an editorial artist with the Plain Dealer. No longer with the paper, he is currently devoting time to exploring new creative directions. Familiar with photography and the computer as visual tools. He also takes on commissioned work in addition to reproducing some work as limited edition Giclee prints. Has done public art projects and completed a large outdoor mural in the summer of 2010.
He is active in The Northern Ohio Illustrators Society having served as vice president for a number of years. In addition to NOIS he is also a member of various community art groups int he northeast Ohio region.
During the past couple of years, he has exhibited in local art festivals. Has won a Best of SHow in Hudson Art on the Green, and an Honorable Mention at the 6th Annual Crocker Park Art Fair. He has been accepted in juried art shows at the Chagrin Valley Art Center, The 2nd Annual May Show at Lakeland, The Shaker Heights Library, and the 5th Annual Ohio Online Visual Artist Registry show in Columbus. Also has exhibited his Head2Head historical portraits at Bayarts, Cleveland Public Library, Cleveland Hopkins Airport in a ddition to several local galleries.