Art Brokerage: Vasa Mihich Yugoslavian Artist: Vasa Mihich, is an academically trained painter, who became a member of the faculty at the University of Belgrade when he was 23. During a visit to Paris, Vasa became aware of the growing importance of American art, and a few years later, he immigrated to the United States. Influenced by the major changes taking place in art in the United States and especially in Los Angeles, Vasa began working in three-dimensional painted constructions. This work was included in the seminal exhibit American Sculptures of the Sixties at the Los Angeles County Art Museum and other museums and university exhibits. In the late '60's, Vasa began including plastic in his work. A painter interested in placing color in open space, he began to use clear plastic as a structural support for different planes of color. He is known internationally as a sculptor and painter whose creative work explores the three dimensional interactions of light and color. With an advanced understanding of optical complexities, Vasa has become, in the words of Henry Seldis, former art critic of The Los Angeles Times, "the most sensuous and sensational colorist of the southern California artists working in plastic."