Boris Vujovich, born in Radanovici, Montenegro (Former Yugoslavia) in 1950, attended Industrial School in Kotor, Montenegro, and is a self-taught artist. He came to the United States in 1971 and settled in Hightstown, NJ. Five years later, he became a naturalized citizen. He always loved art and had the opportunity to fully explore his interest in creating art when he arrived in the United States.
For a time, Boris owned Star Art Gallery and Framing in Allentown, NJ. He not only painted original artwork, but he also made custom framing. In addition, he helped local artists by displaying their art in his gallery. He wanted to support fellow artists and allow them to succeed.
Boris’ eclectic painting style can be characterized as abstract art and abstract expressionism. He is inspired by what he calls “The Emotional Side,” which he considers beauty. His artistic style emanates from the subconscious mind and deep emotion. Creating art is a spiritual experience and a spontaneous process using various mediums and materials. Boris’ art expresses joy, pain, resilience, freedom, and risk-taking themes. He engages in expressive and experiential painting. He does not have a set idea for the project and allows his emotional energy and subconscious to guide him in the creative process. The finished work is "imperfectly perfect," reflecting his life philosophy. He compares life to a strong drink that contains sweet and sour, positive and negative, joy and pain. Life inspires him and paints what he sees and feels, embracing the dichotomies of good and evil, dark and light. Boris has long been influenced by the writings of poet and philosopher Petar II Petrović-Njegoš from Montenegro, which depicts spiritual themes of human suffering but also fighting for freedom.
I want to paint
everything I see and feel.
I want to paint life.