Contemporary Balkan Art Exhibition in London – 7th Dec 2016 – 14th Jan 2017
CoBA (Contemporary Balkan Arts) and G A L L E R Y 106 are delighted to announce their first collaboration.
Show opens with the Private View on 7th of December from 6:30 to 8:30pm and continues until 14th of January 2017.
This joint exhibition will introduce to London the very best contemporary artists who already have established reputations within the Balkan states and wider. Roman Djuranović has held major solo exhibitions in Canada, Turkey, Germany and recently in Taglialatella Gallery in New York. Roman creates monumental, colorful paintings that portray the ‘scenic’ events of ordinary life and uses figurative archetypes to explore social convention. Nemanja Golijanin (1983) comes from Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The playful line and intense chromatic palette are all a part of depicting the artist′s sensitivity, vibrant personality and bright perception of life. Tadija Janičić (1980) is originally from Nikšić, Montenegro but he is based in Novi Sad, Serbia. Irony, grotesque and paradox are Janičić’s favourite means of expression; however, he does not use them in order to convey any message, morality or mockery. Žolt Kovač (1975) received masters and doctorate degrees from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade and so far, he has exhibited his artwork in more than twenty solo shows and many more group exhibitions. Žolt is the co-founder of the influential online magazine for contemporary art Supervizuelna and plays bass guitar in the alternative rock band Jarboli. Iva Kuzmanović (1984) is a Serbian visual artist, whose artwork has regularly been exhibited in the Balkans as well as in Austria, Hungary and Switzerland. Moreover, as a curator and founding member of the U10 Art Space, Iva has hosted more than eighty group and solo exhibitions and other art projects. Petar Mirković (1978) has been artist-in-residence at numerous institutions, and has participated in group exhibitions organized by, amongst others, the Palais de Tokyo Hype Gallery (Paris, 2004), Zerynthia (Rome, 2007), Saatchi & Saatchi (London, 2007), and Kunstlerhaus (Vienna, 2014). Playing with shadows, reflections, textures, and glare of street lamps and car headlights, Mirković creates a kind of exciting urban mythology.
What this group of artists have in common is the distinctive way they depict contemporary society, from the world they inhabit. However, this exhibition aims to introduce this vision and present it to a worldwide audience. Their influences tend to arise from modern media examining such elements as cartoons, photography and pop videos, falling loosely but not exclusively, into the genera of pop art.
To read more about artists please go to www.contemporarybalkanart.com
To read more about the gallery please go http://gallery106.org.uk
CoBA & GALLERY 106