Radenko Milak Curated by Leon Krempel.

This show will be curated by art historian Leon Krempel, director of the Kunsthalle in Darmstadt, Germany

Opening Saturday, July 2 from 4 – 6pm

Radenko on his current work: ‘A major part of my production is watercolors based on documentary photo, photojournalism, old newspaper, postcards, posters, documentary movie and other propaganda archives. My practice as an artist has always been heavily influenced by the idea that our relationship to the world and its history is largely determined by the uninterrupted and continuous flow of images that documents the world.
In 2013, I completed a project called “365”.  “365, Image of Time” is large-scale series of watercolors that create historical panoramas depicting geo-political themes, ideologies and disasters from the 20th century until today. The project consisted to paint each day during one year a black and white watercolor image of an event that occurred the same day, related to modern and contemporary history. The event could be political, tied to conflicts, to the life of ideas and the arts, to scientific or technological progress. The result symbolized the landscape, through the image, of the short but intense history of the 20th century, as I see it, as I understand it. For me, the role of  the Image today is crucial, especially in the era of digital revolution, also I am very interested to understand the status of image today as a political fact.  To use them and to construct them as new versions of stories. This Relationship has become even more important with the expansion of social networks and new information technologies. I’ve placed at the heart of my activity as a painter the question of what a painting could be at the age of the digital time and continuous accessibility to images. This global corpus of images, impossible to mentally embrace in its entirety, vast as it has become, is one of the fundamental elements of our imagination, be it individual or collective.

Leon Krempel on the current show:

Pictures, pictures everywhere: streams of pictures in our minds and all around us. However, everyone relates to them differently, by assimilating some and avoiding others. In an artistic context, pictures refer not only to something else but also to themselves. Creating a picture which exists autonomously is the main wish of the artist. Not everything is a picture, but everything can be depicted. This is how one imagines the world: as being in a gallery or in a film which does not have an end. Time and space vanish, reality fades. The antidote: pictures like those by Radenko Milak.

 

Unfinished story, 2013

  • watercolor on paper
  • 36 x 48 cm
Unfinished story

Unfinished story, 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 36 x 48 cm
Unfinished story

Charlie Chaplin - Les Temps Modernes, 2013

  • watercolor on paper
  • 36 x 48 cm
Charlie Chaplin - Les Temps Modernes

Unfinished story, 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 36 x 48 cm
Unfinished story

Testament of Orpheus (Jean Cocteau, 1959), 2016

  • oil on canvas
  • 8 x 50 x 40 cm
Testament of Orpheus (Jean Cocteau, 1959)

Film by Samuel Beckett with Buster Keaton, 2013

  • watercolor on paper
  • 36 x 48 cm
Film by Samuel Beckett with Buster Keaton

Things to Come (1936), 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 95 x 135 cm
Things to Come (1936)

Red Desert (1964), 2016

  • oil on canvas
  • 50 x 70 cm
Red Desert (1964)

Red Desert (1964), 2016

  • oil on canvas
  • 50 x 70 cm
Red Desert (1964)

Red Desert (1964), 2016

  • oil on canvas
  • 36 x 60 cm
Red Desert (1964)

Red Desert (1964), 2016

  • oil on canvas
  • 40 x 50 cm
Red Desert (1964)

Woman in the Moon (1929), 2016

  • oil on canvas
  • 135 x 185 cm
Woman in the Moon (1929)

Woman in the Moon (1929), 2016

  • oil on canvas
  • 60 x 40 cm
Woman in the Moon (1929)

Things to Come (1936), 2016

  • oil on canvas
  • 50 x 70 cm
Things to Come (1936)

The solar eclipse of July 28, 1851 is the first exposed photograph of a solar eclipse, using the daguerreotype process, 2016

  • watercolor
  • 50 x 50 cm
The solar eclipse of July 28, 1851 is the first exposed photograph of a solar eclipse, using the daguerreotype process

The Man with the Movie Camera (1929, 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 100 x 149 cm
The Man with the Movie Camera (1929

Dreams That Money Can Buy (1947), 2016

  • oil on canvas
  • 40 x 60 cm
Dreams That Money Can Buy (1947)

2001 A Space Odyssey (1968), 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 70x50 cm
2001 A Space Odyssey (1968)

Charulata (Satyajit Ray)1964, 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 26 x 36 cm
Charulata  (Satyajit Ray)1964

Judex (1963), 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 26 x 36 cm
Judex (1963)

Killer of Sheep (1978), 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 26 x 36 cm
Killer of Sheep (1978)

L'Avventura (1960), 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 26 x 36 cm
L'Avventura (1960)

La Notte (1961), 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 26 x 36 cm
La Notte (1961)

La première nuit (1958), 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 26 x 36 cm
La première nuit (1958)

Metropolis (1927), 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 26 x 36 cm
Metropolis (1927)

Notorious (1946), 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 26 x 36 cm
Notorious (1946)

Phantom Lady (1944), 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 100 x 145 cm
Phantom Lady (1944)

The Man Who Put His Will on Film (1970), 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 26 x 36 cm
The Man Who Put His Will on Film (1970)

Paper Moon (1973), 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 26 x 36 cm
Paper Moon (1973)

Vertigo (1958), 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 26 x 36 cm
Vertigo (1958)

Untitled, 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 95 x 145 cm
Untitled

Through a Glass Darkly (1961), 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 26 x 36 cm
Through a Glass Darkly (1961)

The Seventh Seal (1957), 2016

  • watercolor on paper
  • 26 x 36 cm
The Seventh Seal (1957)

GIF Animation, 2014

GIF Animation

GIF Animation, 2014

GIF Animation

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