Over the past week I got a chance to talk with contemporary artist Marko Gavrilovic of Belgrade, Serbia. Although it was via online, I could tell he had an optimistic spirit waiting for the world to see his masterpieces. He founded the Notus Light studio in 2002, where in cooperation with his team made more than 200 light designed pieces during the years. In the process of creating, he specialized in plastic sculptural lighting forms which ultimately led him to the point where art and design crossed paths.
As a member of the Association of Applied Arts, Artists and Designers of Serbia (ULUPUDS), he executed their mission statement of expanding socio-culturological needs in his recent work. He was gracious enough to share some of his pieces with SNY and went into a little bit more detail with one in particular called Fading Sunset in Red City. With the lines of its cities that are intertwined with elements of nature, he is trying to find an answer that lies ahead in the future. For Marko, the past, present and future are always connected for him.
Most of these photos reminded me of New York City, Philadelphia and seeing the Talmadge bridge in Savannah, Georgia all cities I lived in which brought back a lot of memories. Next year in September Marko will have his work at Greenpoint Gallery in Brooklyn for a solo show entitled “Space for Lines“. Please read more on what he has to say and to find additional information on him visit his portfolio here.
Fading Sunset in Red City © Marko Gavrilovic
Acrylic, ink and watercolor on paper with digital interventions
The man who has finally achieved his vision, is looking at the city. Symbol of his civilization is fading slowly in sunset. Now, this is a different city for him. Changes are coming. It is always a mystery when you look at the person from behind. Feelings are hidden, because we can’t see his face. What does he think about this? We can come to the conclusion only individually, but one thing is certain, sunrise comes with the answers. What I had in mind may not be the only view. Through my art, I mostly want to engage the audience, especially with this series. You are looking at the main character always from behind, so you can only guess, is he happy or sad? Afro-American or white? Businessman or waiter? The story is universal, playing with the current state of the viewer. By looking at my work I want you to look at your inner side. – Marko Gavrilovic
Lady and The Blue Town Boy © Marko Gavrilovic
O YES BRIDGE © Marko Gavrilovic
Life Strangely Moved Me Around © Marko Gavrilovic
Representatives Artwork © Marko Gavrilovic