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28.02.2019
 

BESTIARIUM, Vladimir Perić

 

BESTIARIUM

Edition of prints from Cameron Visiting Artist

 

The edition containing prints in different techniques (etching, woodcut and lithography), was created as a part of residence program on Middlebury Collage in Vermont, USA.

Cameron Visiting Artist program, which is thus called, because of the name of the family, financing this project, has been going on for more than ten years. In the collaborative ambience, artists’ ideas are transferred on the printing medium, whereby students and printmakers are participating in the process. During artist’s residential stay, students are discovering and solving concrete challenges in printmaking, whereby they have the opportunity to enrich their knowledge and experience through the dialogue with artists, who have different approaches, poetics, skills and sensibilities, which is a lot more exciting as compared to a classical educational program.

The edition Bestiarium was realized in 2016. The animals present on the photographs taken by the artist, as well as from the photos from the collection in the Museum of Childhood, have been transposed into prints using different techniques.

The digital collage “Praying Mantis Atheist” was created as a laser cut woodcut. The print is executed on the hand crafted Japanese paper. Digital photo “Lizard Mutant”, created in the ingenious use of the scanner, as well as a children’s menagerie the artist created when he was five and drew it in the expedition book by Polet from Sarajevo, which was also used in the project “Urban Cave” from period as Talent, have been turned into prints using silkscreen.

The photographs from Museum of Childhood collection, where bestiarium punctum teddy bear and photo backdrop of a shark, were transposed on plates, then etched and printed in aquatinta technique.

The same printing technique was used for prints “Belly of Time” and “Photo Safari”. Four individual animal portraits were created based on series of objects, made in the artist’s intervention on leather cases of analogue cameras, thus the author chose to print part of the edition on leather, in order to close the circle from the initial to final use of animal- based material.

Milica Perić

 

Vladimir Perić ( 1962) graduated from the Faculty of Applied Arts and Design in Belgrade at the Department of Graphic Arts and Photography. He works in different media: print, graphic design, photography, installation and ready made. His work as a pluralist expression, belonging to the area of conceptual art can be split in three stages – creative period when he exhibited under a pseudonym Talent (1986-1996), then as a founder and a member of the group Talent Factory (1996–2006), after which he displayed his works using his name, as well as a part of ten-year project Museum of Childhood (2006-2016). So far, he had 57 solo exhibitions and participated on over 200 group exhibitions. He is a member of The Association of Fine Artists of Serbia (ULUS) and Serbian branch of Art Directors Club. Since 2012, he has been employed on the Faculty of Applied Arts and Design as a docent (on the Department of Photography). He is working on the project  Museum of Childhood. His font FeO₂ brought him significant international award – it is included in the graphic design review in the publication Icons of Graphic Design (Themes&Hudson 2001. [2008]) by Steven Heller and Mirko Ilić. His works are published in many renowned publications and magazines and are a part of numerous private and public collections. He received many awards, among them Politika daily award from the fund “Vladislav Ribnikar” for the exhibition Made in Yugoslavia.