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Barbarien - Predrag Milićević (Serbia)

1963-2013

     
  Barbarien - Hypocrisy    

 

  He was born in Jagodina in 1963. He began doing painting in 1992 and very soon he began to exhibit successfully. He liberated himself from unrest by painting. With his rich intellect and irony, in his short but very prolific and expressive lifetime, the artist pulled the suggestive power of his agony out of his internal depths, transforming it into rich colouring and wide and energetic strokes of his paintbrush. His insatiate fascination with life in all aspects elevated the conflicts and passion to the level of universally human, thus creating the inner tension of form. Expressive and distorted figures in his paintings point to human faults, and fights between the good and the evil. Metaphor of human weakness is expressed in the presentations of animals which, like in fables, reveal the identity of human characters. He pulled out the monsters of his life abyss and placed them on the canvas "raw". This contour of his soul in the claws of absurd is created in pain, momentarily and expressively. He embodied all his conflicts in united forces which emerge from the abyss of wandering souls. With his infantile lust for power over his surroundings, Barbarian gets rid of the feeling of inferiority in the very creative act. It was only then that he domineered and achieved intellectual balance, and belonged to himself.  
  Hypocrisy (from the cycle Prison Days), 2003,
oil on cardboard, 107.5x80cm
 
 
 
 
 
Barbarien - Mother with a Child Barbarien - Hypocrisy Barbarien - The Bridge over the Turbulent River Morava Barbarien - Scramble Barbarien - In a Whirlpool
         
Mother with a Child, 1993,

oil on cardboard,

108x73cm

Hypocrisy

(from the cycle Prison Days), 2003,
oil on cardboard,

107.5x80cm

The Bridge over

the Turbulent River

Morava, oil on cardboard,

107x96.5cm

Scramble, 2012,

oil on canvas,

70x100cm

In a Whirlpool, n. d,

(from the cycle Punch on the middle-class)

oil on cardboard,

51x71cm

         
         
 
         
         
 
 
 
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