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МIŠKО PАVLОVIĆ ,The road, line, wire, net, cage, paintings
Recent paintings from a period 2015-2016
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20 Apr Thu
The road, line, wire (Pinochio), oil on canvas, 195x130 cm

The latest works of Miško Pavlović are „...creating a different painting, which thematically and formally differs markedly from the artistic mainstream, gave birth to the controversial, ambivalent repertoire and unsettling, ominous atmosphere of Pavlović’s latest works. Based on intertextuality and semantic versatility and rhizomatous connecting of ideas, fragments or entities, they are the result of the application of a complex system of symbols, emblems, metaphors and allegories. Allegory is a form of continuous metaphor which, showing one reality, refers to another meaning, not explicitly shown. It inclines towards disintegrative historical moments, times that are not completely disorganized, but are close to chaos, because the ideological and axiological constructs, that hold things together, begin to weaken. Therefore, Pavlović finds his spiritual refuge in the cosmopolitanism of consciousness as a fundamental factor in the constitution of his own moral code and articulation of autonomous artistic expression, which does not allow simple models of interpretation or single conclusions. In principle, the cycle Road, Line, Wire, Net, Cage is a genre and conceptual symbiosis of reality and fiction, mélange of art and philosophy, ethics and science, i.e., an implicit critical vision of the alienated, hostile, pragmatic modern society, based on profit, which speaks in favour of the artist’s antipathy against the state of things and his desire that the world be better and more humane, and the man closer to perfect.”

Milivoj Miško Pavlović was born in Belgrade, 1965; graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade, received his MA and PhD at the same Faculty, Department of Painting. In the period from 1991 to 2002, he lived and worked in Paris and Belgrade, as a freelance artist. He was a French government scholarship holder 1991-1992, a resident in the Cité Internationale des Arts and a visiting student at ENSBA, in the studio of Vladimir Veličković. Besides painting, he does sculpture, graphics, illustration and graphic design and also monumental painting techniques. He has exhibited at over 30 solo exhibitions in Belgrade, Novi Sad, Niš, Zrenjanin, Pančevo, Paris, Lorges, Berlin, Nancy, and at over two hundred group exhibitions in the country and abroad. He taught drawing and painting from 2002 to 2008 at the BK Academy of Arts in Belgrade; since 2008 has been a teacher at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade and since 2014 at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade – the subjects of Visual Culture, Art Genres and Visual Media.
He is the founder of the group Topiary Art Trust (TAT), with which he carried out the project Green Sculptures - Giraffe Family, Topčider, 2007-2008, as well as the projects Peacock and Butterfly for the Botanical Garden, 2008. In 2009-10 the modular sculpture Three Tripods was realized in front of the Ušće Shopping Mall in Novi Beograd, and in 2011 Daphne, a memorial to Momo Kapor on Ada Ciganlija and the sculpture Deer in the pedestrian zone of Apatin. He realized the ambient sculpture CH4 in the city park in Prijepolje and the inclusive project When Mushrooms Bear Grapes for the Centre for Persons with Special Needs, Čačak, 2014-15. He is a member of ULUS, ULUPUDS and the Maison des Artistes, Paris.

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