Jan Rasiewicz was born on November 22nd 1978 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. His mother Sidika grew up in Sarajevo in a “music” family where all of 5 children were playing an instrument. Jan’s grandfather, Avdo Smailovic, was a well known Bosnian composer, so it was obvious that all the children were likely to get involved in music art. Jan’s mother came to Slovenia to study music, she got married and stayed in Slovenia. Jan also has a brother Damir, who is a musician and plays double bass in symphony orchestra in Ljubljana.
Jan’s parents divorced when he was 3 years old. In his childhood he played violin and later a piano. Meanwhile he always liked to draw, paint and create all kind of things. Years got by and after finished high school, Jan applied for compulsory military service in 1998. When he got back, he went to College of Entrepreneurship. At the same time he had to find a regular job in order to get on his own feet and help his mother breathe a little after dedicating all her life to support him and his brother. Soon he started to work as a salesman in IT industry and gradually left college. For quite some time Jan had to work two jobs to support himself.
Jan moved out in 2005 when he started dating Andreja, love of his life. They soon got married and had two children, Kris and Lara. After getting back to collage, Jan also graduated with high grade (9/10).
He started seriously painting in 2011, when he and his wife Andreja were rearranging their apartment and he wanted to do some art for their home. So he went to art supplies store and than it all began. He painted a few paintings for their home, he gave away a few as gifts and than quite soon he started to sell his art and get commission work. As he was investing more and more time in his hobby, things started to get quite serious and their small apartment was not big enough for all his bigger and bigger paintings. So he rented a nice small studio in beginning of 2013. In 2015 the family moved to a bigger place, so he now has a privilege to work in his bigger home-studio.
His main art mediums are acrylic paint and resin, but he loves to explore also the world of inks, mixed media and other.
Jan is now a Full-time artist after he decided to left his corporate job in 2019 and focus on his art only.
His work hangs in private and corporate collections all over the world – in USA, Canada, South America, Asia, Australia and throughout Europe.