(Skorenovac, 1940)

Gergelj Urkom is a painter and conceptual artist. He was a part of the artists gathered around Belgrade’s Student Center. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade in 1969.

During the mid-1960s, he painted simple motifs on primarily a red background. These types of work led him to reduce the colours entirely and go to monochrome painting in his own style. In the 1970s, he created several conceptual works and integrated everyday objects into his works. At the end of the decade, Urkom created triptychs – the middle part presents the finished painting, while the final parts present the process of arriving at the final stage (there are lines on those final parts that are connected to give the final, central painting).