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Dejan Dukic at Zeller Van Almsick

Dejan Dukic paints exclusively with color and canvas in the truest sense of the word abstract. He massages the color through the woven structure of the canvas.

Abstraction materialises through the artist’s tool selection: Dukic gets rid of the familiar painterly devices such as color palette, easel and brush. Often, as the colors are gradually pressed through the fabric, the paintings themselves become the color palette, the colours are mixed or they gradually separate.

Despite Dukic’s idiosyncratic interpretation of abstraction moves away from any objectuality, as he creates a physicality with color: a kind of growth arises on the image medium. In this context, the concept of growth has a special significance, according to which the color is emerging from the canvas. Furthermore, it is an organic process that takes up to one year to complete: the curing of the oil colours.

Dukic’s spectrum is manifold and fractionally shown in the exhibition »Trapped in Furs«. On the micro as well as on the macro level, his paintings evoke associations with nature. On one hand Dukic’s almost involuntarily generated paintings allude to minuscule plant formations such as moss carpets, on the other hand they allude to geographic formations - and almost a mimicry of landscape painting.

Dejan Dukic at Zeller Van Almsick
“Trapped in Furs“, Installation View
Dejan Dukic at Zeller Van Almsick
“Future Say Hello to the Future“, Oil on Fabric, framed, 144 x 103 cm
Dejan Dukic at Zeller Van Almsick
“Trapped in Furs“, Installation View
Dejan Dukic at Zeller Van Almsick
“Trapped in Furs“, Installation View
Dejan Dukic at Zeller Van Almsick
“Untitled“, 2017, Oil on fabric, framed, 50 x 50 cm, Installation View
Dejan Dukic at Zeller Van Almsick
“Trapped in Furs“, Installation View
Dejan Dukic at Zeller Van Almsick
“Untitled“, 2016, Oil on fabric, framed, 145 x 105 cm, Detail
Dejan Dukic at Zeller Van Almsick
“A Grandmother Trapped in the Midlife Crisis Man’s Body“, Oil on fabric, framed, 140 x 110 cm, Installation View
Dejan Dukic at Zeller Van Almsick
“Trapped in Furs“, Installation View
Dejan Dukic at Zeller Van Almsick
“Trapped in Furs“, Installation View
Dejan Dukic at Zeller Van Almsick
“Hong Kong Bear“, 2017, Oil on fabric, framed, 50 x 50 cm, Installation View
Dejan Dukic at Zeller Van Almsick
“Hong Kong Bear“, 2017, Oil on fabric, framed, 50 x 50 cm
Dejan Dukic at Zeller Van Almsick
“Trapped in Furs“, Installation View
Title: Trapped In Furs
Artist: Dejan Dukic
Date: September 8 - October 14, 2017
Venue: Zeller Van Almsick, Franz Josefs Kai 3/16, 1010 Vienna

All Images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Zeller Van Almsick, Vienna

www.zellervanalmsick.com

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