The beauty of art is that we need not travel to see the works of international talent.
Serbian painter and multimedia artist, Vojislav Radovanovic has shown his work in over 200 exhibitions and international culture and multimedia festivals around the world.
Based in Belgrade, Vojislav’s new work ‘Theory of Unity’ draws on the connections between art and science where the material world converges with the spiritual, and the rational intersects with the emotional as he investigates the union of all things, great and small.
A dominant motif in his work is the rich array of wild plants and weeds: his visual interpretation of otherwise harmful, unwanted flora and fauna is re-framed in brilliant, flourishing fractal arrangements; using precise lines he brings his ‘deadly’ nature to life as an ever resilient, self-producing life-force.
“Weeds are wild plants that are not desired,” he says. “As much as they have been destroyed, contaminated and burned away, these plants grow so rapidly and successfully that the struggle against them stays in vain.”
As a film maker and television director, Vojislav also knows how to direct our eye to both the minute details and the bigger picture. Vertical screens are placed in the centre of the room, fixed in real earth, pulling the viewers focus from the ground upwards as if standing at the roots of an ancient tree—one that has been standing much longer than you or I, and will remain long after we are gone—to a series of individual frames, which together, tell a greater story.
At a time when we unite towards a global focus on environmental sustainability, Vojislav’s work asks the viewer to question the power of this disregarded life force—the weeds born of the same earth from which not everything survives.
The seeds of Vojislav’s project began with a collection of National Geographic Magazines from which he created collages, using images of landscapes, plants and trees from locations around the world, uniting all of these life forms to create a single composition.
To find out more about Vojislav Radovanovic, head to his website: http://vojislav.tumblr.com/