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Nikša Suzić

Through my work, I combine certain elements from the concepts of autobiographical art, weight, humor, allegory, I express it through sculptural media with symbolic properties.

Nikša Suzić, born in 1994 in Belgrade. He completed a master's degree in academic studies at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade, Department of Sculpture. Participated in several group exhibitions.


His artistic practice is conceived as an introspective analysis of Suzić’s growing up, which is reflected through his ideas. Social norms based on physical appearance have led to the fact that the weaker, in this case obese, are always the targets of harassment. Entering the social mold creates a striking pressure. In childhood, that pressure is more visible, and thus more sensitive, especially for the subjects of bullying. There is an eternal feeling of being trapped and anxiety both in our own skin and in space. Through his works, the artist uses the appearance of his body as a virtue and as inspiration, and in that way exposes his own body as an object of art and the very presentation of ideas. The series of sculptures as wall pieces was created as an illustrated representation of fitting the body into frames that are not intended for them and in which they cannot be incorporated. The sculpture of a stuck elephant can be interpreted in several ways, and it is humorous according to the given sensibility. Such ideas come from those life situations that previously represented dramatic experiences for Suzić. Due to overcoming these situations, this work jokes about obesity.


What is the language in common for the young people today?

I see a common language as a combination of differences, as a point where opinions and tastes merge despite different experiences and paths.

What does the process of making one of your pieces look like?

I start by thinking about a certain topic, then thinking about the aesthetic element of the work itself, format, material and degree of challenge. The realization of that work occurs if I form something exciting in the process of thinking.

Which challenges have you faced while making art as you know it?

The challenges that mainly arise are related to the format, material and degree of feasibility given some given material and physical circumstances.

Do you consider yourself an artist, and what does that word mean to you?

This question is very important.

What is your escape from reality? Do you even have a need to escape from something?

Not. I think that it is more important to face reality than to run away from it.

What does the word innovative mean to you?

Constant progress on the creative level from year to year.

Do you have a plan for the future? Where can your artistic practice take you?

The future in my artistic practice is uncertain, that is what makes it exciting.

What made the biggest influence on you to become what you are today and do what you do now?

Searching for personal goals and supporting certain people in my life.

How would you describe Serbian (Balkan or European-depends on where you live and work) contemporary cultural scene?

Exciting and static, boring but still interesting. The people who make up that scene are bold and full of potential.

In which way does your creative process shape you or changes you as a person, if it does at all?

I set goals for myself both in art practice and outside of it. These goals require certain evolutions and responsibilities in order to be achieved.