Nenad Zaric

Nenad Zaric

Artwork

Nenad Zaric
Serbian, b. 1986 Nenad Zaric came aware of himself politically in the aftermath of the crucible that was the breakup of Yugoslavia. Zaric graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade with a specialty in painting. To date, he has participated in several group exhibitions and in 2014 held his first solo exhibition in Zvono Gallery in Belgrade. He held his first solo exhibition in the US represented by Artist’s Proof in 2015. Transcending the line between painting and sculpture, Zaric combines traditional oil-based pigments with elements of the earth Black & White Series Nenad Zaric fills his canvases with an inner philosophy that dredges the confrontational history of his people without sacrificing hope for a brighter future. He paints his canvases in pairs, always a dark landscape alongside a brighter composition. The stormy dark landscapes are broody ruminations on the Balkan’s tortured past. Broken fenceposts are a leitmotif in Nenad’s work, representing transgressed boundaries and lost points of contact and connection. Zaric, as an ardent pacifist, bemoans the disintegration of community bonds that led to ethnic violence in his country during the 1990’s. However, even his darker canvases have moments of light that penetrate the darkness, representing Zaric’s indefatigable optimism. Nenad works on the ground, in Pollock’s style, using sand, earth and found objects to animate his acrylic forms with texture. The tactile, layered nature of his work gives the pieces added dimensions and depth. Reflections of Time and Space Series In his second series, Zaric has shifted to creating work that represents a deeper sense of reality beyond the recognizable image, revealing an emotional representation of his past. With Reflections on Time and Space, the canvases reflect the inner dialogue of the artist, questioning the human conditions of life, death, love, hate, war, and resistance. He seeks to understand his place in the world, not just as an artist but as a being, through breaking down his canvas – almost literally.
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Black Series I
Nenad Zaric

Black Series I

Mixed Media on Canvas

78.50 x 98.50 in

Reflection on Time and Space II
Nenad Zaric

Reflection on Time and Space II

Mixed Media

40 x 30 in

Sand Series I
Nenad Zaric

Sand Series I

Mixed Media on Canvas

52 x 54 in

Black Series II
Nenad Zaric

Black Series II

Mixed Media on Canvas

78.50 x 98.50 in

Reflections on Time and Space
Nenad Zaric

Reflections on Time and Space

Mixed Media

30 x 40 in

White Series II
Nenad Zaric

White Series II

Mixed Media on Canvas

84.50 x 79 in

Black Series IV
Nenad Zaric

Black Series IV

Mixed Media on Canvas

48 x 36 in

Reflections on Time and Space III
Nenad Zaric

Reflections on Time and Space III

Mixed Media

36 x 48 in

White Series IV
Nenad Zaric

White Series IV

Mixed Media on Canvas

72 x 60 in

Black Series VI
Nenad Zaric

Black Series VI

Mixed Media on Canvas

49 x 72 in

Reflections on Time and Space IV
Nenad Zaric

Reflections on Time and Space IV

Mixed Media

36 x 48 in

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