About
Filip is an artist/musician who works in a variety of media that range from computer graphics to traditional art. He plays guitar and has done vocals in various bands, has recorded several albums, and has made guest appearances on some other music projects. He also lends his voice to video games, mostly monsters and mobs. With little encouragement in the development in his early artistic career, he fell into a discouraged depression; a pattern that he would fight against continually throughout his life. It was after almost abandoning art to become a history professor that he discovered the growing discipline of computer graphics which led him back into the art world. Over the next couple of years he both worked and studied in graphic design, 3D animation and Visual FX in movies.

Filip mainly paints in oil, and paints subject matters often dealing with a dark personal angst, but with strong social awareness. Filip currently lives and works in Montreal as a Technical Lead artist in a video game company. Outside of work, he dedicates his time to his musical projects, paintings, illustrations and album artwork.



Press and Awards

2016 - Featured on BDPmetal.net, for one of the best death metal cover of the month of march (2016):
http://www.bdpmetal.net/2016/04/best-death-metal-cover-in-march-2016.html#LrXK2gdrUPqx0VAW.99

2016 - Interview with Feelcore webzine regarding my work in the Quebec metal scene (in french):
http://www.feelcore.ca/site/filip-ivanovic-les-dessous-des-couvertures-dalbum/

2016 - An article in Le VOIR on a album artwork I did for the band Necronomicon:
https://voir.ca/chanceuxqueteux/2016/01/29/necronomicon-unification/

2015 - Article with Thorium Magazine (in french) for the Grimposium Art Exhibition.
http://thoriummag.com/dossier-grimposium-mtl-2015/

2015 - Interview with Montreal Rampage during the Montreal Comiccon.
http://montrealrampage.com/filip-ivanovic-illustrates-all-things-metal

2015 - Interview with Camuz Musique Montréal during the Montreal Comiccon.
http://www.camuz.ca/article/illustrer-la-musique-heavy

2014 - An article in Le VOIR on a album artwork I did for the band Talamyus:
http://voir.ca/chanceuxqueteux/2014/04/13/talamyus-pochette/

2003 - Winner of a Kotapress Gold Award (January gallery)

2002 - November winner on the Softimage gallery (softimage.com)

2001 - Finalist for the EX-Centris grant for best scenario (3D project at NAD Center)

1999 - Finalist for the Concept Gagnant 99 de BABN contest (1000 participants)

Excerpt from Le VOIR :

"...cette pochette peut déjà se vanter d'être de haut calibre sur l'échiquier métallique mondial. Présent lors du Grimposium, cet artiste ne cesse d'impressionner grâce à son talent hors pair qui lui permet de rivaliser avec de nombreux artistes internationaux étant donné sa parcelle classique sur ses oeuvres tout en gardant quelques éléments lugubres."

Excerpt from the Grimposium Event page :

"...the event's official artist, Filip lvanovic, who will subvert you with his stunning, evocative and mystifying visual art ... prepare yourselves."
Clients and Bands

Agony
Akurion
Anonymus
Augury
Beyond Creation
Brough by Pain
Canceric
Crosstitution
Cryptopsy
Demence
Demise of the Crown
Dismember
Empyreal Dominion
Evenko
First Fragment
Gorguts
Heavy Montreal
Heavy Metal Chaos
Humanoid
Infestation
Mass Murder Messiah
Necronomicon
Nervous Impulse
Neuraxis
Obsolete Mankind
Point Blank Rage
Purgatoire
PukeFest
Sordid Symbiontic
Talamyus
Teramobil
The Gods of Now
Ultyma
Unhuman
University of Concordia
Upon the Maze
Vengeful
Voidmask
WarCall