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THE GREAT SEAL AWARD 2018



Jury for The Great Seal Award: Ljiljana Slijepčević, art historian and also president of the Jury, Biljana Vuković, graphic artist and Alan Bećiri, graphic artist, decided to honor artist Bojan Otašević for his work Slave - Mercy (2018, algraphy).

Bojan Otašević, Slave - Mercy (2018, algraphy).

Jury's statement:
Bojan Otašević, painter and printmaker, is almost two decades present on contemporary art scene. He has strong author’s attitude, and his convincing expression is recoznizable and appreciated among artists and art critic. Otašević uses close-up; his compositions are reduced and usually focused on one figure. In portraits, which are dominant genre in his works, he is interested in psychological states of Man which are articulated with expressive gesture. He creates visual typology of wide range of emotions which reflect inner experiences and anxiety of contemporaneity. Awarded work „Slave-Mercy“ is specific study devoted to Man, characterized by strong gestuality, intensity of color and dramatic colored contrasts. Otašević strives to delete medium borders between painting and print. Author successfully uses all potentials of litography and algraphy.

Bojan Otašević (Kragujevac, 1973) Graduated (1998), postgraduated (2001) and got phd (2014) from Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade, Department of Printmaking. He works as a professor at Faculty of Art and Philology in Kragujevac.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 




 
 
 
 
 
   
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