Academician Dušan Otašević is an artist who, with his decade-long work, captivates with extremely vital, creative, and engaged artistic work. His specific interest in the historical avant-garde, especially the Russian one, permeates his decade-long work. This is also shown by his strong connection with the personality and art of Kazimir Maljević. During 2012, two works dedicated to this artist were created. Otašević tautologically uses the white square for the morning and the black square for the night, along with other details that evoke Maljevich’s other early abstract and late figurative suprematist paintings. Before he arrived at our museum, with the purchase of the Ministry of Culture and Information, the work was exhibited in Belarus, at the First Mine Triennial of Contemporary Art. Dušan Otašević was born in 1940 in Belgrade. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade in 1966, in the class of Professor Ljubica Sokić. He taught at the Academy of Fine Arts. He is a regular member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

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