ART ROTTERDAM 2018 - A solo presentation with Radenko Milak - Booth M46

Het monumentale chromatische werk dat we op Art Rotterdam tonen is een nieuwe richting voor Milak die dergelijk werk voor het eerst exposeerde op de afgelopen Biënnale in Venetië.

De serie Dark Matter gaat over picturale werelden die we alleen kunnen bekijken met behulp van de modernste optische processen. Nanomicroscopen tonen ons de kleinste structuren, terwijl de Hubble Space Telescoop ons beelden presenteert van de eindeloze uitgestrektheid van het universum. Beide werelden bestaan ​​buiten ons natuurlijke waarnemingsvermogen, en tussen deze extreme dimensies speelt het menselijke bestaan een oneindig kleine rol. Alleen met behulp van zeer geavanceerde technologie kunnen mensen proberen zich een voorstelling te maken van een wereld buiten de tastbare om ons heen.

Radenko Milak selecteert micro- of macro-afbeeldingen en vertaalt deze in monochrome aquarelschilderijen. Hij transformeert hiermee het objectieve, digitale proces naar een subjectief, handgemaakt medium. Een artistiek proces in de traditionele zin van het woord. Door dit te doen, ontrafelt hij de symbolische kracht en de schoonheid van de beelden voor de kijkers. Hoewel we deze afbeeldingen kunnen zien, kunnen we ze niet ‘lezen’. De grote zwart-witte panelen van de Dark Matter-serie nodigen ons uit voor een poëtisch en esthetisch blik in de onzichtbare wereld en onthullen een mysterieus landschap, abstracte formaties en patronen uit een andere wereld, waar het concept van oneindigheid ons begrip te boven gaat maar onze verbeelding prikkelt.

 

English:

Rutger Brandt Gallery – Booth M46

We’re delighted to announce our participation at the upcoming edition of Art Rotterdam! Here we’ll show new monumental chromatic works by Radenko Milak. Milak was the main artist to represent his country at the National Pavilion of Bosnia and Herzegovina at the Venice Biennale of 2017.

The serie Dark Matter deals with pictorial worlds that we can only view using the most modern optical processes. Nano-microscopes show us the tiniest of structures, while the Hubble Space Telescope presents us with images of the endless expanses of the universe. Both worlds exist beyond our natural perception, and between these extreme dimensions human existence plays an infinitely small role. Only with the help of highly advanced technology can people try to imagine a world beyond the tangible one that surrounds us.  Radenko Milak selects micro- or macroimages and translates them into monochromatic watercolor paintings. By doing so he transforms the scientifically objective, digital process into a subjective, handmade medium that is artistic in the traditional sense. Although we can see these images, we can not ‘read’ them. The large black and white panels are abstract formations and patterns. They invite us to a poetic and aesthetic comprehension of the invisible world and unveil an enigmatic landscape, where the concept of infinity is beyond our comprehension but opens our imagination.

The nineteenth edition of Art Rotterdam is once again located in the iconic Van Nelle fabriek from Thursday 8 February to Sunday 11 February. And with a strong mission – just as the previous editions. Or, as formulated by director Fons Hof: “For a large group of art lovers, Art Rotterdam is becoming more and more the annual moment to seize the opportunity and obtain a magnificent work of art. We will do everything to create the right atmosphere to enable this. What we want is for people to go from one experience to the other during Art Rotterdam. Collectors should feel like they’re part of a large, dynamic culture!”

 

Van Nelle Fabriek | Van Nelleweg 1 | 3044 BC | Rotterdam
Thursday Feb 8, 11.00 – 19.00 hrs
Friday Feb 9, 11.00 – 21.00 hrs
Saturday Feb 10, 11.00 – 19.00 hrs
Sunday Feb 11, 11.00 – 19.00 hrs
Entrance fee € 19,50 | online tickets € 16,50 | free entrance for children under the age of 12

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Radenko Milak

Musica Universalis (Music of the Spheres), series Dark Matter, 2018

  • watercolor on paper, polyptych
  • 150 x 280 cm
Musica Universalis (Music of the Spheres), series Dark Matter

Radenko Milak

Orbital Resonance, series Dark Matter, 2018

  • watercolor on paper laminated on dibond
  • 200 x 140 cm
Orbital Resonance, series Dark Matter

Radenko Milak

Diffraction of Universe, series Dark Matter, 2018

  • watercolor on paper laminated on dibond
  • 200 x 140 cm
Diffraction of Universe, series Dark Matter

Radenko Milak

NASA secret space program #10, series Dark Matter, 2018

  • watercolor on paper
  • 35 x 50 cm
NASA secret space program #10, series Dark Matter

Radenko Milak

NASA secret space program #5, series Dark Matter, 2018

  • watercolor on paper
  • 35 x 50 cm
NASA secret space program #5, series Dark Matter

Radenko Milak

NASA secret space program #6, series Dark Matter, 2018

  • watercolor on paper
  • 35 x 50 cm
NASA secret space program #6, series Dark Matter

Radenko Milak

NASA secret space program #7, series Dark Matter, 2018

  • watercolor on paper
  • 35 x 50 cm
NASA secret space program #7, series Dark Matter

Radenko Milak

NASA secret space program #8, series Dark Matter, 2018

  • watercolor on paper
  • 70 x 50 cm
NASA secret space program #8, series Dark Matter

Radenko Milak

NASA secret space program #9, series Dark Matter, 2018

  • watercolor on paper
  • 35 x 50 cm
NASA secret space program #9, series Dark Matter

Radenko Milak

NASA secret space program #4, series Dark Matter, 2018

  • watercolor on paper
  • 50 x 35 cm
NASA secret space program #4, series Dark Matter

Radenko Milak

NASA secret space program #11, series Dark Matter, 2018

  • watercolor on paper
  • 35 x 50 cm
NASA secret space program #11, series Dark Matter

Radenko Milak

NASA secret space program #12, series Dark Matter, 2018

  • watercolor on paper
  • 35 x 50 cm
NASA secret space program #12, series Dark Matter

Radenko Milak

Geometry of the infinitely small, series Dark Matter, 2017

  • watercolor on paper laminated on dibond
  • 200 x 145 cm
Geometry of the infinitely small, series Dark Matter

Radenko Milak

Imperception, series Dark Matter, 2018

  • watercolor on paper laminated on dibond
  • 200 x 140 cm
Imperception, series Dark Matter

Radenko Milak

Spiral of distance in the infinitely small, series Dark Matter, 2017

  • watercolor on paper laminated on dibond
  • 200 x 145 cm
Spiral of distance in the infinitely small, series Dark Matter

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