Srdjan Arsic: Gallery Gara Perun – inauguration of the exhibition – on the view from 11th October until 27th October
Zurich, Switzerland, 11th October 2018 – Gallery Gara Perun is pleased to present the works of Srdjan Arsic, on view for the first time in Zurich, Switzerland. The inauguration of the exhibition will take place at Gara Perun Gallery, on Thursday 11th October from 06 till 09 PM. The works of Srdjan Arsićn will be on the view until 27th October.
Srdjan Arsic was born in Belgrade, Serbia, where he graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts. In July 2018. he earned his PhD in Fine Arts at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade. In his work he is moving between traditional and contemporary, comic and critique.
Srdjan has curious and intuitive approach to themes, that usually arise from pop culture. This kind of approach brings author to the paradoxical solutions. His works are above all interesting, unexpected and imaginative. He builds his visual language in an urban model, which is characteristic for the street art of metropolises. His manner is close to the pop culture, and he transmits it into elite one in a fantastic way. Therefore, it is not surprising that Arsic is focused, among other things, on the packaging, to which he gives new value, durability and sense.
Geometric forms of industrial packaging become artistic objects abstracted through the monolithic material, however preserved to the last detail and faithful to their prosaic model. Srdjan brings us to the border between current and eternal, expensive and worthless, simple and sublime. As observers, Srdjan is keeping us in the moment of this encounter, pointing, through his artistic expression, to the relativity of each of these concepts.
About the artist
Srdjan Arsic was born in Belgrade in 1978. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in fine arts in 2002 at the Faculty of Fine arts in Belgrade. He is expressing himself in graphics, painting and sculpture. He had numerous solo and group exhibitions from 2003 until present day. Among the awards he received for his work the following stand out: Award on Concurso internacional de Ex libris, 50th aniversario estrado de Israel in Buenos Aires in 1998; Golden chisel in 2003. He participated in many artistic colonies as well as symposiums.
About the gallery
Gallery Gara Perun was opened at Zurich Switzerland in March 2018. The program of Gara Perun is situated in small temporary space in Predigerplatz 42, 8802 Zurich. The gallery is working on finding its place in the contemporary art world with consistent program of artists from Serbia and Ex-Yugoslavia in general. Since the art and art history of this region has mainly remained undiscovered or misinterpreted, due to the various political and social turbulences, gallery searches to present the rich diversity of the artworks coming from this region.
Gallery has a goal to act as a window on Balkan modern and contemporary art scene, as well as to broaden the intellectual dialogue between Balkan and Europe. Gara Perun promotes the artists they love through the showcase of their most valuable artworks. Gallery will maintain a diverse exhibition program with solo exhibitions of the gallery artists as well as group exhibitions and special projects. The gallery will deal in a distinctive combination of painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, video and installation-based work.
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