RELIGION REMASTERED, solo show 2019, Serbia.
RELIGION REMASTERED
solo show 2019, Serbia.

In this solo show all of the selected works, which belong to different series, have a common inspiration resulting from the observation of the modern world. Using the visual and compositional elements of religious iconography, but changing the narratives and characters, a sort of a remastering of religion has occurred. Chosen themes, like history or pop culture, are being explored through the use of dark humor, irony, and with a certain dose of sarcasm as well. The visual style varies with time, representing a mix of ancient byzantine church painting and both pop art as well as hi-end illustration, and we can connect them aesthetically with the low-brow, pop-surrealism and new contemporary art movements. Thematically, in the works from the Serbism series, we can acquire a partial insight into our local, almost biblically tragic story about broken ideals and brotherly coexistence. Digital icons show us how new technologies (digital vector drawings) can be used to illustrate the ideals and character archetypes of our modern times. On the series of Icons (from 2018 and 2019), painted with traditional iconographic materials and techniques, we can see idols of our new digital age of social networks, corpocratic president-emperors and the absurdity of modern global politics. Sculptural pieces underline our religious obsession with both consumerism and the brands of multinational mega-corporations, and a hope that by submitting our own bodies, minds and souls to a technocratic deity we shall achieve the fulfillment of that primal urge.

This remaster, by changing its content, has expunged the sacral core present in any religion. What is being offered however is a clearer look into the essence - and complexity - of the problems we are facing today. It is also a kind of warning, that our urge to believe can be diverted towards ideas and things which are not only unnecessary, but are downright harmful to us.
Saint Mr Must- egg tempera and acrylic, gold leaf and palladium on wooden board, 30x40cm, 2019.
Omnipotence- egg tempera, gold and palladium od wood board, 45,5cm diameter, 2019.
Passion, egg tempera- gold and palladium od wood board, 32cm side, 2019.
#FFF Home silver plate special- egg tempera, gold, silver and palladium on wooden board, 27x40cm, 2019.
Fast-food pyramid- egg tempera, gold on ten 5x5cm wood boards, red velvet, hand-carved oak box 39x39cm, 2019.
Fast-food pyramid- egg tempera, gold on ten 5x5cm wood boards, red velvet, hand-carved oak box 39x39cm, 2019. (sideview)
iMandala- green polycarbonate tondo, paint, print, brass plate, silver and gold plating, 90cm diameter, 2019.
iMandala- green polycarbonate tondo, paint, print, brass plate, silver and gold plating, 90cm diameter, 2019. (detail 1)
iMandala- green polycarbonate tondo, paint, print, brass plate, silver and gold plating, 90cm diameter, 2019. (detail 2)
Corpocross- black polycarbonate body, paint, print, glass, electric components and light, 92x146cm, 2019.
Corpocross, black polycarbonate body, paint, print, glass, electric components and light, 92x146cm, 2019. (sideview)
Religion remastered solo show setup. (panorama)
Religion remastered solo show setup.
Religion remastered solo show setup.
Religion remastered solo show setup, wall with Icons from 2018 and 2019, Cross sculpture in the middle.
Religion remastered solo show setup, Saint Mr Zuck (2018) and Saint Mr Must (2019).
Religion remastered solo show setup, Fast-food pyramid (2018) and Golden shower trickling down (2018).
Religion remastered solo show setup, Icons on the left, Corpocross (2019) on the right.
Religion remastered solo show setup, Trinity (2018), Omnipotence (2019) and Passion (2019).
Religion remastered solo show setup, Coronation of the Emperor (2018), Three-stage ascension (2018) and #FFF crib silver plate special (2019).
Religion remastered solo show setup, wall with Politicus Perfectus (2010), iMandala (2019) and Bureaucratus Perfectus (2012).
Religion remastered solo show setup, wall with Iconostasis of Serbism (2009), Iconostasis of Serbocapitalism (2012), Iconostasis of Serbocommunism (2012) and Iconostasis of Serbonazism (2012).
Religion remastered solo show setup, wall with Hear no evil (2012), See no evil (2012), and Speak no evil (2012).
Religion remastered solo show setup, entrance to the museum gallery and poster for the show.
Religion remastered, a solo show by Aleksandar Todorovic (represented by Dio Horia gallery), was opened in the gallery of contemporary art in Museum of Smederevo town, Serbia, on the 13th of June 2019. It will last until the 12th of July 2019. Exhibition is partly retrospective, consisting of twenty one piece, with previous works from different series showcased alongside seven new pieces (five icons and two sculptures/installations) created in 2019.
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RELIGION REMASTERED, solo show 2019, Serbia.
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These are the photos from my retrospective solo show i had in 2019, in the gallery of contemporary art of the Museum in Smederevo town in Serbia. Read More
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