Friday, September 11, 2009

Fascinating Geometry

By; Natasa Tepavcevic

Belgrade, Aug.9 2009 (Serbia Today) - Group exhibition "Fascinating geometry" opened on 29th July in gallery “Magacin” in Kraljevica Marka street in Belgrade. From drawings and paintings, photography, sculpture to installation and design, through different media artist tries to answer: How is geometry today inspirational for the artists?
According to the concept of the curator Vesna Lakićević Pavićević, Mirjana Radojcic, Marijana Milosavljevic and Miroslav Karic, the exhibition "Fascinating geometry” includes following well-known artist: Era Milivojevic, Koloman Novak, Dragomir Ugren, Milija Belic, Slavimir Stojanović, Marko Markovic, Branislav Nikolic, Vladimir Veljašević, Peter Goljović Kras, Mihailo Juric, Veljko Vujacic, Irena Kelečević, Tijana Knezevic, Nina Todorovic, Branka Kuzmanovic, Vera Večanski, Milica Crnobrnja Vukadinović and Ana Knezevic.
Some of them use Geometry in the content of their art work, and others, as a clean form or as a reflection of personal issue, feeling, narrative, and universal meaning.
The basic postulates of the exhibition setting are Clear thinking, geometric principles of composing painting, sculpture and design. Geometry as a topic is a world-wide popular theme. One of the most esteemed museums, “Momuk” in Vienna, organized last year an exhibition entitled "Precise and otherwise”- the art of mathematics from Direr to Sol Le Vita. The concept of these two exhibitions is similar and we can find so many same issued exhibitions all over the world. Simply, this topic is always actual, and it is always interesting to study through different art works devoted to Geometry, and see how the inspiration influences the artist.
Mathematical phenomena and forms permeate since ancient times to the visual arts of the 20th and the beginning of the 21st century. Geometry initiated many directions of modern and postmodern art and become a paradigm of abstract art.
Geometric abstraction is a form of abstract art, based on the use of geometric forms sometimes, though not always, placed in a non-illusionist space and combined into non-objective (non-representational) compositions. Throughout 20th century art history discourses, critics and artists working within the reductive or pure strains of abstraction have often suggested that geometric abstraction represents the height of a non-objective art practice, which necessarily stresses or calls attention to the root plasticity and two-dimensionality of painting as an artistic medium.
Geometric abstraction influenced artist to think about the visual phenomena trough/in cyber space. Cybernetic Art and Design are the best examples where “clear thinking” and geometric principles are basis of whether production (artist/producer) or interaction (consumer/audience). Post-geometric tendencies are represented in the minimalist and post-minimalists works, as well as in works of post-modern artist in wide sense (from cyber to socio-politic sphere/space) .

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