22 July – 2 Aug 2019
BORIS INJAC: Prepare, Window, Now!
SULUV Gallery – Novi Sad
Bulevar Mihajla Pupina 9
Novi Sad, Serbia
22nd July 2019 at 20:00
Exhibition 22nd July- 2nd August March 2019 from 10:00 – 14:00 | 16:00 – 20:00
Injac Novi Sad solo exhibition on show
“I describe myself as a Serbian Londoner, I admit that I am very excited to exhibit in Novi Sad, the city where I went to high school and spent my childhood and youth, Novi Sad, Fruska Gora, and the Danube are very special and dear.
ABOUT THE WORK
Prepare, Window, Now! is a series of works made at the beginning of 2018. The series is created by a reactive outburst of quick drawings that observe, relive, and intuitively sketch the spiritual and physical states present in the distancing, separating, and parting of people. This topic may be naively honest but it is irreversibly timeless and has brought about the inspiration for these creations.
The first work in the series, “With No Name in Heaven or Hell”, forms the introduction to these states which are portrayed in a vortex swarming with faces, bodies, and symbols. The work depicts what pulsates and travels through thoughts in slowed-down moments that make human life full of challenges and temptations.
Collectively the compositions are associated with a purgatory or ritualistic scene, with works also suggesting a mutated state of paired contrasts: dualisms between two versions of reality and the internal struggle of good and evil. It makes some kind of an entity whose vibrating expression is filling and emptying, gliding through a dream and passing through reality until the final fatigue of memory and feelings fades.
Windows open and release, they reduce the self-glancing through aeration. The title of the exhibition, Prepare, Window, Now! is more like a “back title”, because the awakening of the inner self is in some way the destination of this creative transition.
This series is hand-drawn using modern tools such as an iPad and Stylus and has been digitally printed on paper.