Zoricic was born on January 8th, 1955 in Drnis (Croatia). The following
year, his family moves to the nearby city Knin on the shore of the River
Krka, with its landmark historical fortress. Milan spends his childhood
here, breathing the air thick with history in a place where a variety of
dominations (French, Turkish, Venetian, Austrian) have left their
meaningful marks. Their traces live on within the city walls, as well as
within those living in their shadow, amidst the walkways and bastions,
the ravines and glimpses of uncontaminated nature where the harsh
karstic landscape and the green sweetness of the mouth of the Krka meet.
His first significant works are composed at the age of 15. In 1973,
having completed secondary school, he signs for a major in Architecture
at the University of Zagreb. His demanding studies do not prevent him
from continuing to paint and he comes into contact with great
contemporary Croatian artists like Tartaglia, Micheli, Vanista, all of
whom encourage and support his artistic inclinations. He holds his first
exhibition in 1975 in Zagreb where he is reviewed by Prof. A. Mohorovic.
An intense period of artistic activity follows and he holds around a
dozen exhibitions, mostly in Croatia. In 1988, he becomes a member of
the Croatian Artist Association (HDLU); in June 1991, he holds his first
personal exhibition in Italy, where he has lived and worked ever since.
During this time, he deepens his knowledge of Renaissance art, visiting
the major artistic cities and learning fresco techniques without,
however, taking away from his young but intense artistic past. Since
then, fresco has become his preferred artistic expression – every shown
here, as well as all the works of his latest exhibitions, have in fact
been done with this technique.