Artist bio

Andrei Cicală was born and spent his earliest childhood in Zrenjanin, Serbia. In the early eighties his parents moved to Trstenik, a small town in central Serbia, known by its hard industry. There he has acquired primary and secondary education. In 1994 Andrei left high school and enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prishtine, where he studied sculpture. Upon completion of undergraduate studies, he entered graduate studies as the best student of his generation, and specialized sculpture in wood; in the same time he worked as a teaching assistant for clay modeling. In 2003 he successfully defended master's thesis and obtained a Master of sculpture. Since 2005 by 2008 he studied theology at the Protestant Theological College in Novi Sad. Ever since his undergraduate studies, Andrei participated in renowned group exhibitions and art colonies in the country and abroad, one of which should be mentioned: International Biennial of Small Format, St-Niklaas (Belgium); International Biennial of ex-libris, Krakow (Poland); Biennial of Miniature Art, Gornji Milanovac (Serbia); studio Basara - Obradovic, art colony, Vrnjačka Banja (Serbia); Real Presence - international art workshops for young artists and students of Fine Arts, Belgrade (RP3, RP4 and RP5); Venice Biennale - Presentation of ILLYWORDS magazine (published artwork HEART); October Exibition, Krusevac (Serbia; several awards); Spring annual, Cacak (Serbia; Award of Public Library "Vladislav Petkovic - Dis" in 2008.); Oktoopus - New Media Biennial, Belgrade. He had several solo exhibitions in Serbia: Krusevac - National Museum Art Gallery, Belgrade - SKC Grand Gallery and CHAOS Gallery, Vranje, Leskovac, Nis, Aleksandrovac, Vrnjacka Banja, Trstenik, Cacak. Since the year 2000 he's been working at his studio, where he also runs a school for young talents. He's engaged in painting, sculpture and multimedia. He has extensive experience in the NGO sector as the founder of several NGO's and participant in various projects in the field of culture, fine arts and youth policy. Andrej currently lives and works in Vrbas, Serbia.





Artist Statement

“Blessing” depicts the PROCESS of salvation. The base ground of painting are angel wings. Covered by God's protection and security, the old life which emerges from a broken childhood gets cleansed by the redemptive blood of Jesus – it is symbolized in a teddy bear in the upper left corner of the painting. The pearls/water droplets are the precious words entering into one’s life and quickening the spirit. On the right side is the turquoise blue tree of life.

How it fits into contest

Based on these premises, God can work on equipping a believer for every spiritual battle. Perfected in Him and with this picture in my mind, I can strongly proclaim Isaiah 54:17, obey the Lord’s command in Joshua 1:9 and use all the weapons from Ephesians 6:10-20.

Isaiah 54:17
No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; and every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their vindication is from Me,” declares the Lord.

2 Thessalonians 3:3
But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.

Joshua 1:9
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

Psalm 18:39
For You have girded me with strength for battle; You have subdued under me those who rose up against me.

Romans 8:28
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.


I thank my beloved wife; she's been a great support for me and my art.
All thanks and glory be to the Lord God Almighty.

How to Purchase this Artwork

Price: $4200.00 USD

Paying methods: credit card, PayPal, Western Union. The best way is to contact me for making an agreement.

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