These works were created and first exhibited at the group exhibition, held in October 2018, in the Nadezda Petrovic memorial gallery, in Cacak town, Serbia. It is the oldest biannual exhibition in Serbia. I was invited to participate in it by Mihael Milunovic, who co-curated the exhibition with Vuk Vidor and Uros Djuric. This exhibition, titled LIMITED, presents the works of twelve contemporary Serbian artists, most of which have their successful art careers and gallery representations abroad (such as Aleksandar Dimitrijevic, Jamesdin, Marko Marković, Milorad Mica Stajcic, Davor Dukic, Petar Mirkovic, Milan Hrnjazovic, Ivana Basic, Marko Velk, Marta Jovanovic, and Djordje Ozbolt).
With planned bi-lingual publication and awards I felt it was a very important exhibition and also an opportunity to create new series of Icons and try out different sizes and shapes of boards, as well as using different types of compositions. I explored the effects of modern technology and their progenitors, how it influences our lives. It is inspired by our every-day events, as well as implementing surreal and visionary elements in a classical Byzantine form, accentuating a kind of paradigm shift, a new tech-obsessed dogmatic belief system.
An interview regarding this new body of work and tis exhibtion was published in the Juxtapoz magazine:
|St Mr Zuck- egg tempera and acrylic, gold leaf and palladium on wooden board, 30x40cm, 2018.|
|Trinity- egg tempera and acrylic, gold leaf and palladium on wooden board, 40cm sides, 2018.|
|Coronation of the Emperor- egg tempera and acrylic, gold leaf and palladium on wooden board, 60x40cm, 2018.|
|Three stage Ascension- egg tempera and acrylic, gold leaf and palladium on wooden board, 25x55cm, 2018.|
|Golden shower trickling down- egg tempera and acrylic, gold leaf on 5x5cm wooden board, oak wood hand-carved box with red velvet, 33x33cm, 2017.|
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