A word from the artist

As a result of modern way of living, during past couple of years my art work is almost entirely based on taking photos with a mobile phone in passing. Directness, speed of creation, but also usurpation of the exclusively digital space gradually led to a more serious photography work. This naturally led to the usage of proper camera Fujifilm x100t, besides the mobile phone usage. You can see the photography opus dedicated to Instagram format on my account @markostojan.

Reč umetnika

Zbog savremenog načina života, moje umetničko delovanje u prethodnih par godina gotovo isključivo se zasniva na usputnom fotografisanju mobilnim telefonom. Neposrednost, brzina nastanka umetničkog dela, kao i uzurpacija isključivo digitalnog prostora, doveli su postepeno do sve ozbiljnijeg bavljenja fotografijom. To je prirodno dovelo do toga da osim telefona koristim i pravi fotoaparat, Fujifilm x100t. Na Instagram profilu @markostojan možete pogledati opus fotografija posvećenih tom formatu.

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Series of Instagram photos

Hysteria of contemporary life reflects in the lack of space, time and energy for creation that asks for deep thinking, demanding techniques and absolute dedication to art. When work and obligations threathen to take precedence over creative processes in the cruel dimension of existential reality, artist’s adaptation takes place by reaching for instant solutions that are not by definition synonyms for serious art work. Radical rejection of mass novelties is thus replaced by a shift toward the art of moment, born as a kind of fight against giving up from the creative urge, through instant recognition of something beautiful, humorous or sublime in motives of personal everyday life.

In its essence, Instagram as an instant means for making photography indulges the one who is not an artist, but who would pretentiously like to become by choosing the right filter. When someone who IS an artist decides to use Instagram, he develops his own filter he uses to recognize the right square in the hysteria of modern pace. This square captures the metaphysics of a moment that can compensate for the lack of time, space and energy one “oil on canvas“ would ask for. Plus it is shared with audience at once, in real time and within hyperreal virtual gallery space.

Marija Pavlovic

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Serija Instagram fotografija

Histerija savremenog načina života se ogleda u manjku prostora, vremena i energije za stvaranje koje podrazumeva dugo promišljanje, zahtevne tehnike i apsolutnu posvećenost umetnosti. Kada posao i obaveze u surovoj dimenziji egzistencijalne realnosti zaprete da zauzmu primat nad stvaralačkim procesima, adaptacija umetnika se postiže posezanjem za instant rešenjima koja po definiciji nisu sinonimi za ozbiljno bavljenje umetnošću. Radikalno odbijanje masovnih novotarija se u tom slučaju zamenjuje okretanju ka umetnosti trenutka koja se rađa kao vid borbe protiv odustajanja od stvaralačkog poriva kroz instant prepoznavanje nečeg lepog, duhovitog ili uzvišenog u motivima lične svakodnevice.

Instagram kao instant sredstvo za izradu fotografije u svojoj suštini podilazi onome ko nije umetnik, ali koji bi to pretenciozno voleo postati odabirom pravog filtera. Kada se neko ko umetnik jeste odluči za instagram, on razvija sopstveni filter uz pomoć koga nastoji da prepozna pravi kvadrat u histeriji modernog tempa. Taj kvadrat hvata metafiziku trenutka koja će nadomestiti manjak vremena, prostora i energije koje bi zahtevalo neko ulje na platnu. I deli se sa publikom odmah, u realnom vremenu i hiperrealnom virtuelnom galerijskom prostoru.

Marija Pavlović

01Avala, 2015

DSCF7286-3Christopher Columbus, Cádiz, 2014

04Avala, 2015

DSCF1449Kathmandu, 2015

DSCF6018Seville, 2014

DSCF8803Negotin, 2015

06Salzburg, 2014

DSCF1856Bhaktapur, 2015

DSCF7785Ronda, 2014

DSCF8031Ronda, 2014

DSCF8311Andalusia, 2014

DSCF2287Tibetan Refugee Camp, Pokhara, 2015

08Salzburg, 2015

DSCF5471Córdoba, 2014

DSCF9535-copySalzburg, 2015

Photo-5.2.15.-18.15.54Salzburg, 2015

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Zaječar, 2013

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Seville, 2014

IMG_9905Belgrade, 2014

kolazBelgrade, 2013

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Salzburg, 2015

DSCF8781-copyZaječar, 2015

DSCF9518-copySalzburg, 2015

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Belgrade, 2013

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Belgrade, 2013

Find more at @markostojan