Visitors will have the opportunity to see the exhibition of drawings by the young artist from Kraljevo Željko Radović, who graduated from the Art School in Kraljevo (2014) and graduated from the Faculty of Philology and Art in Kragujevac (2018). After that, he finished his master’s studies at the same faculty in the class of professor Jelena Šalinić Terzić, with the work “Drawing as a Challenge in Meeting the Spaces of the Forest”. He has been a member of Association of Fine Artist of Serbia since 2021.
Željko Radović is a young artist with an already expressed drawing identity. He builds his artistic direction through the figurativeness of the art medium, within which endless spaces of playful cartoon narrative are created. Although he is at the beginning of his creative work, facing challenges, both artistic and life, Radović is the bearer of a spontaneous and miraculous dialogue between man and nature. He gazed into the symbolic and iconic infinity of forest landscapes. Conciseness and ease of drawing are based not on a mere realistic interpretation, but on an analysis of the “cruel and powerful” world, starting from the fact that nature is a teacher and a medium for anyone who wants to hear it. The artist uses a pencil and a shower, his lines are thin, clear, precise, intertwined, sometimes azure, guided by the atmosphere and energy of the wilderness. The ease of expression and conciseness of the motifs derive from the artist’s playfulness and contemplation of the forest of his spirit, as one of his previous exhibitions is called. It is a kind of self-reflective observation, a search for truth or at least a spontaneous encounter with it.
In a subtle balancing of the seen and the experienced, Radović creates his unique visual world of strange, almost hypnotic forest names and scenes.