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.
I see a common language as a combination of differences, as a point where opinions and tastes merge despite different experiences and paths.
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.
The challenges that mainly arise are related to the format, material and degree of feasibility given some given material and physical circumstances.
This question is very important.
Not. I think that it is more important to face reality than to run away from it.
Constant progress on the creative level from year to year.
The future in my artistic practice is uncertain, that is what makes it exciting.
Searching for personal goals and supporting certain people in my life.
Exciting and static, boring but still interesting. The people who make up that scene are bold and full of potential.
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.