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THROUGH THE BINOCULARS OF THE GRAPHIC COLLECTIVE - MAPPING HISTORY


Ljubomir Kokotović


Ljubomir Kokotović constructs a symbolic image of the world from accumulated objects with a doze of wry humor and cynicism. As an amorphous multitude, sets of related forms – chairs, bottles, bicycles, shoes, carts, helmets - grow into a metaphor of continual duration through repetition. Graphic articulation is achieved with a clear line that that serves Kokotović as a basic means of expression in a system where the compositional scheme becomes a distinctive and recognizable artistic sign. The emphasized asceticism of motifs and their transcendence into wholes of similar contents actually opens up the imaginary space of Beckettesque poetic charge. The jury justification for the Great Seal Award for 1982: the award is given to Kokotović for an unusual choice of iconographic signs which demonstrate the lucidity of the artist of contemporary poetics who cultivates a specific graphic expression of the intaglio printing technique. (Lj.Ćinkul)


           


Ljubomir Kokotović (1936-2022. Banatsko Karađorđevo, Serbia), graduated in 1963. at the Academy of Fine Arts, in class of professor Zora Petrović and professor Ljubica Sokić. He finished his postgraduate studies at the same Academy in 1965. Kokotović specialized in the field of printmaking at L'École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Brussels, in class of professor G. Marcheoul. Since 1965. Since 1965. he had many solo exhibitions (Belgrade, Amsterdam, Brussels...) and participated in numerous group exhibitions in Serbia/Yugoslavia and abroad (Belgrade, Rome, Berlin, Paris, Florence...). He was associate of printmaking studio of R. Spalati in Pesaro. Kokotović won several national/international art awards (Belgrade, Cleveland, Frechen, San Francisco, Seul).


             


             



 

 

 
 
 
 
   
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