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Slobodan Trajkovic
updated: 07/27/2011
website: www.slobodantrajkovic.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Shush Man
Lonely Island
Tight Passage
Pyrrhus’s Victory
River
Feeling of Dance I
The Bell
Body of a Man
Sunbathing
Starry island
Feeling of Dance II
Spawning
Water Being I
Water Being II
Water Lilly
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract
 
 
Shush Man by Slobodan Trajkovic
Shush Man
graphite on polyfilm
2010
40" x  32" 
Lonely Island by Slobodan Trajkovic
Lonely Island
graphite on polyfilm
2010
40"" x  32"" 
Tight Passage by Slobodan Trajkovic
Tight Passage
graphite on polyfilm
2010
40"" x  32"" 
Pyrrhus’s Victory by Slobodan Trajkovic
Pyrrhus’s Victory
graphite on polyfilm
2010
40"" x  32"" 
River by Slobodan Trajkovic
River
graphite on polyfilm
2010
40"" x  32"" 
Feeling of Dance I by Slobodan Trajkovic
Feeling of Dance I
graphite on polyfilm
2010
40"" x  32"" 
The Bell  by Slobodan Trajkovic
The Bell
graphite on polyfilm
2010
40"" x  32"" 
Body of a Man by Slobodan Trajkovic
Body of a Man
graphite on polyfilm
2010
40"" x  32"" 
Sunbathing by Slobodan Trajkovic
Sunbathing
graphite on polyfilm
2010
40"" x  32"" 
Starry island by Slobodan Trajkovic
Starry island
graphite on polyfilm
2010
40"" x  32"" 
Feeling of Dance II by Slobodan Trajkovic
Feeling of Dance II
graphite on vellum
2010
32"" x  24"" 
Spawning by Slobodan Trajkovic
Spawning
graphite on vellum
2010
32"" x  24"" 
Water Being I by Slobodan Trajkovic
Water Being I
graphite on vellum
2010
32"" x  24"" 
Water Being II by Slobodan Trajkovic
Water Being II
graphite on vellum
2010
32"" x  24"" 
Water Lilly by Slobodan Trajkovic
Water Lilly
graphite on vellum
2010
32"" x  24"" 

Artist Statement
                  The drawing is a perfect tool to meet imagination’s demands. The drawing process is instant and intimate; the lines describe every substance -- even thoughts and feelings connect us to certain streams of lines. As if, where is the point, there is the line. Yet, when the process is done it is not the line that makes something: it is the spirit of things that we are relating to.

                The drawings presented here are made only with graphite, a single material on matte transparent polyester film. I think of it as being translucent as a field of ice. I wanted to run away from definite and hard material like white paper. Instead, I wanted to show line to be free in the immediate and surrounding space. So you can be free to correspond only to a path of line in its lengths, widths and intensity of presence.

               These drawings are witnessing metaphor in its process of taking shape. They go in different distances to collect elements full of lines, shapes and sounds. In making these drawings, I wanted lines to travel like a river or the wind or sound passing by. At the same time I wanted them to feel what it’s like to have a metal helmet on top of one’s head, with the ability to fire loud and devastating shots from a gun, a feeling I still carry with me since being a young soldier.

Artist Bio / CV
Education:

1982/83  - Ecole Nationale, Superieure des Beaux Arts, Paris

1978/80  - M.A., Painting, Academy of Fine Arts, Beograd

1973/78  - B.F.A., Painting, Academy of Fine Arts, Beograd

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2009  - A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Institute of Contemporary    Arts, Singapore

2009  - A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Ikona Gallery, Venice

2008  - Tracing Memories, Gallery Zvono, Belgrade

2007  - Metamorphosis, Gallery Beograd, Belgrade

2006  - Metamorphosis, Florence Trust, London

2001  - Rivers and Shores, Belgrade Cultural Center, Belgrade

1998  - New Paintings, Stux Gallery, New York

1996  - Paintings, Gallery ULUS, Belgrade

1989  - Paintings, Gallery Lada, Belgrade

1988  - Mythological Space, Gallery Sebastian, Belgrade

 1988  - Mythological Space, Gallery Sebastian, Varazdin

1986  - Paintings, Tomoko Liguori Gallery, New York

1985  - Battle Arena, Alternative Museum, New York

 1984  - Paintings & Drawings, Modern Art Gallery, Ljubljana

1984  - Heaven's Stories, Salon of Museum of Contemporary Arts, Belgrade

 1984  - Heaven's Stories, Small Gallery, Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana

 1984  - Heaven's Stories, Gallery Meduza, Kopar

 1984  - Signs, Absurd Plants, Heaven's Stories, Fine Arts Gallery, Pristina

 1984  - Paintings, Objects & Drawings, Gallery “Nadezda Petrovic”, Cacak

 1984  - Absurd Plants, YAVA-1 Gallery, New York

1982  - Drawings, City Theater Gallery, Sibenik

1980  - Paintings & Objects, Youth House Gallery, Belgrade

1979  - Synthetic path, Gallery of Student Culture Center, Belgrade