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Pavle Radović

Sculpture is my primary field of expression. I try to show and follow the laws of nature that surrounds us, following the functionality of the elements that appear in it. It is important to me that the aesthetics are in line with logic, I believe that beauty comes from functionality.

He was born on September 24, 1997 in Belgrade. In 2012, he enrolled in the technical high school "Drvo Art" in Belgrade, majoring in woodcarving, in 2016 he enrolled at the Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade, Department of Applied Sculpture, where in 2020 he completed the fourth year of basic academic studies. He enrolled in the Master's studies at the Faculty of Applied Arts, Department of Applied Sculpture in 2020.

Efflux

The Artist created a sculpture that breathes, in fact, exhales, and there is nothing we can do but enjoy it while it lasts. While its tone is declining and glow is disappearing, all that remains is the idea of what it used to be, while everything that makes it the way it is, is still there, except the initial amount of air.

The essence of this work is to adequately show a lifespan through sculpture. In general, a sculpture is an extremely durable medium, even when it is made of less durable materials. Therefore, it is difficult to see the changes that are happening over time. The life cycle of the sculpture lasts only a few weeks. At the beginning, the balloon is taut and shiny, but over time it relaxes and loses its shine, while due to static charge, dust accumulates on it. When the balloon deflates it must be replaced with a new one. This process is repeated each time like the winding of the clock, in this case, an air clock. The external skeleton, which is against the air pressure, participates in the shaping of the sculpture. It is not subject to change and serves as a referent. The pressure that is effluxing changes the shape and shine of the balloon, and in that way illustrates the transience that nothing can resist.

Interview

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

When children are small, they play together even when they do not speak the same language, which is not a problem for them.

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

I am always looking for new materials, trying to discover their properties, and finding a way to make the most of them. When I get to know the material and see its possibilities, then an idea arises.

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

A common challenge for me is mastering the technological processes I use to get results. In order to get exactly what I want from the material, I have to go through cycles of mistakes and retries.

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

As Joseph Boyce says "Every man is an artist"

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

I don't feel the need to escape from reality. They say that reality is cruel, they say the same about nature, and nature is also very beautiful.

What does the word innovative mean to you?

Being innovative means being your own.

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

I no longer plan for the future, everything that happened to me was not as planned, but much better than that.

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

Environment, family and friends. Potential cannot be developed without support.

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

 If young people were more aware of their strength, the world would be a better place.

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

I think that work changes me for the better, because through experiencing my own work, I get a picture of others, I expand my understandings.