Boban the artist


Sunrise of Icarus

"Sunrise of Icarus"

Exhibitions –

-Various galleries in Europe (1986 – 1990).
-Permanent exhibit at Francis Reilley Gallery 740 N. Franklin, Chicago, which contains all and the exclusive displays.
-Annual Old Orchard Art Festival, Skokie, IL (1992 – 1999)
-Annual Port Clinton Art Festival, Highland Park, IL (1996 – 2000)
-Chicago Art and Design Show at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago IL, (1998 – 1999)
-Toyamura International Sculpture Biennale 2001, Japan
-Makati shangrila –Grand art Gallery –Philippines , May 7, 2002
-International Artexpo New York 2002-2003.
- Linkoln park art initiative – Chicago -2003
- Premiere Gallery & Alexandros Foundation- June 20th -2003
-MG Gallery 676 N Dearborn-Chicago- Permanent displays 100 + one man show’s in the period 1985-2004

Awards –

-First place for sculpture design at North Shore Art League 1992,Chicago IL
-Award of excellency Port Clinton Art Festival 1998 (Best Art Work of the show)
-F Price (Best of the Show) Toyamura International Sculpture Biennale 2001 Sapporo, Japan
- Annual Sculpture Exibit “Linkoln Park Art Initiative 2003” First place.

Special Projects –

-Monument of Shaka Zulu figure for Oak Park Community displayed outside at the City of Chicago.
-Sculpture of Pegasus displayed outside on Montigo Bay, Jamaica.
-Complete Interior Design and Art at Palette’s Gallery, downtown Chicago.
-Sculpture commissioned by McDonalds Corporation displayed with McDonalds art collection.
-Sculptures for Mobile Oil Corporation displayed out side of headquarters, Texas.

Media Exposure –

“Wild Chicago” on WTTW Ch 11, Chicago video show.
“What’s Working” program about Boban’s art on WTTW Ch 11.
“Good Morning America” on national television.
“ Starting Over” N.B.C. on national TV


Energetic figures, posed at the brink of balance, animate the mythological world of sculptor Boban. Athletes and angels, heroes and artists, musicians with violins or exotic horns are captured in metal at the most dynamic moment of their act. “I want to sculpt the highest moment – the moment when my figures reach to the sky like the spires of a cathedral. I want to express that electric impulse. I want my sculptures to be fused with the sparks of life, poised at the last moment of balance. My figures are leaders, winners in the human experience.” Boban, a native of Yugoslavia, was trained in art at the prestigious Belgrade Academy of Art before arriving in the United States in 1991, in search of artistic liberty and opportunity. Rigorous academic training in Belgrade, reinforced by the nurturing of master of art Nandor Glid, imbued Boban with the knowledge, truth, honesty and moral sustenance required to live the life of an artist. For Boban, the spoon has taken on a spiritual dimension, representing the nourishment of the human soul in its dynamic path towards personal fulfillment, power, creativity and success. Boban creates powerful maquettes by fusing, bending and shaping spoon elements in the welding process. With his fiery welding torch, the artist maneuvers the flow of molten energy into mythological metal human shapes, infusing warmth and dimension into cold metal. Boban’s sculptures grace major collections throughout the world. Hyatt Hotel owner, Jay Pritzker, film and musical star Tony Bennett, and notable figures in the world of sports are collectors and have often become Boban’s personal friends. Monumental versions of Boban’s works include the “Shaka Zulu” in Chicago and the sculpture commissioned by Exxon-Mobil is part of their private collection in Texas. Internationally and nationally lauded, Boban received the Award of Excellence at Port Clinton Art Festival and has made appearances on “Good Morning America”, “Wild Chicago”, and “Starting Over”, garnering the artist major public acclaim and accolades.

Angel & Dove by Boban

"Angel & Dove"

Prancing Pony by Boban

"Prancing Pony"

Stainless Steel Eagle by Boban

"Great River Road Eagle"