Born in Jagodina, Serbia, Kolja Tatic was drawn to the arts at an early age. When asked about childhood influences, Tatic replied, "My father was my first teacher, and when I was about 12, I saw for the first time paintings from Giorgio de Chirico and Dali". He went on to say, "...when I first saw "Love Song" and "The Mystery and Melancholy of a Street" from de Chirico and "Premonition of Civil War" from Dali, I saw 'mysterious, enigmatic worlds...'" He said he considers secrecy, mystery, and premonition to be among the most important factors in quality artwork and wishes to create "enigmatic, mysterious, silent places" through his artwork. In this, I believe, he has certainly succeeded.
Kolja Tatic is bound to be a very well-known household name throughout the world. Talent and vision like Tatic’s can not go unnoticed. Breathtaking, contemporary and surrealistic are what come to mind when looking at his art. His pieces are in various media: photography, wood sculpture, oil on canvas, and digital art. He first began by taking photographs in 1979 and has had over 150 group and solo exhibits showing this work. In 1986 he began painting in oils and in 1997 he added digital art to his creative process. His sculptures were created just at the edge of this new millennium. His artwork can be found in private collections throughout the United States.