10 of marbles
Sculpture exhibition of sculpture students of the Faculty of Applied Arts
Location: The plateau in front of the Faculty of Philosophy, Belgrade
Duration: from Nov 21st till Dec 2nd, 2012
Project coordinator: Assoc. prof. Goran Cpajak
Students: Stefan Stankovic Peric, David Jovanovic, Jelena Mihajlovic, Milos Blagojevic, Milan Sreckovic, Costa Kolaric, Goran Devic, Petar Djuric, Nikola Matovic, Bogdan Dobrota.
The project “10 of marble” was financially and organizationally enabled by the company Nelt. Thank-you to them.
The organizers would like to thank the Municipality of Old Town and the Faculty of Philosophy at Belgrade University for their assistance in organizing the exhibition.
As a specific form of mental life or, more precisely, manifest form of the same phenomena, art personifies the permanent struggle of man and his fears. We can say it is a kind of reflection of human dreams, attitudes and aspirations, creation that reflects the character of its creator … Regardless of whether a specific work is viewed in its original context or outside it, as a specific entity has a multifaceted nature and its essential meaning we discover through basis of its formal qualities, his appearances.
Despite the availability and expanded processing capabilities of different materials today, as well as their application in visual culture, stone carving large format for sculptors continues to represent the biggest challenge that he may face, regardless of whether the result is figurative or abstract forms. The block of marble with its impressive dimensions, which already carries a certain aesthetic, wakes feelings of fear and responsibilities for the destruction of what is perfect in itself.
Marble sculptures throughout history often imply direct thoughts to the revival of matter. Destructiveness of time and facts about the beginning and end of the unity of matter and form, is often the initial driving current that drives towards the creation. When carving idea acquires its final shape by subtracting material, taming physical, and thus defines a set of abstract ideas. It is a form of confrontation action and contemplative state, by which the end result remains frozen.
The inner energy that is trapped in volume of precious stone and centuries-old obsession with the presence of the spiritual in the material, which provides the philosophical background of artistic obsession for form elements, describing human attempt to win over the nothingness of matter through its taming and blending into the idea. The size and value of a sculptural work, made in marble or another material, read through the strength of both conceptual and formal quality in accordance with it. A life opus creation of a sculptor demonstrates the continuation of business reality.
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