Exhibition | PLACES WE LIVE |
Our precious environment inspires artists the world over. Whether urban, industrial or natural landscapes the exploration of the places we live offers a welcome moment for creative expression. And as we live in the 21st century we are no longer limited to exploring only the earth, space also beckons to us. The tradition of interpreting landscapes stretches back through time with artists choosing to express themselves in many different forms. Through painting, photography, land art, sculpture, installations and now digital art artists channel their ideas into the works they create. To capture your interpretation of a landscape, imaginary or real, is the challenge we invite you to explore. We extend our gratitude to every artist for accepting the challenge, and their willingness to share in the community building at Gallery Omata. Thank you for your interest in their work.
Artist Statement: I utilize the physicality of the buildings and their historical significance (such as Hotel Jugoslavija) to meditate how I perceive myself through physical place. While Brutalism is famous mostly from the former Yugoslavia the remains are re-examined through following cartographic images of the mountain ranges existing in the land (Kulić, 2019). The graphic renders of the Serbian mountains and architecture give the authentic and rooted representation of the current landscape while redefining and creating a new identity for those who live in a former-socialist Yugoslavia. here...
Artist Statement: My photos are the series of works called "warm cold desert". They are a vision through stains, geometric shapes, rhythm and my author's style, where there are contrasts and opposites in the form of a static and dynamic composition. When creating photo works, I was inspired by the artist Jean Giraud and his own experience of studying the Mexican desert.