Open Atelier: The Exhibition by Aleksandar Dimitrijević, Aleksandar Denić and Milan Nešić

‘Open Atelier: The exhibition by Aleksandar Dimitrijević, Aleksandar Denić and Milan Nešić’ will remain open during the whole programme within the four days of opening of the Kaleidoscope of Culture, in Creative District in the Atelier by Pera, Tadija and Boris, from 2 until 5 September.

Atelier by artists Tadija Janjičić, Petar Mirković and Boris Lukić will host the three colleagues – Aleksandar Dimitrijević, Aleksandar Denić and Milan Nešić, who will present their artwork.

By opening their atelier for visitors of this year’s Kaleidoscope of Culture, artists demystify the process of creating the artwork, along with the ambience and environment that inspires and stimulates their engagement in creative processes.

Aleksandar DImitrijević is an academic painter from Užice who graduated from the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, at the Department of Fine Arts. Since 2006, his works have been part of the prestigious public collection of contemporary art in the country and abroad. He has already held 27 solo exhibitions, and 40 group exhibitions, he launched 12 art projects, and participated in 11 colonies, residences, workshops and scholarships. He is the winner of numerous awards. The painter with recognisable poetics and unique symbolic expression that address the position of an artists and art in our society, will offer works that were created in the previous years, as well as his new artistic research. His earlier works were shaped by graphic elements in everyday life, which he has been gathering and sublimating into an interesting fine art analysis of leisure, play and everyday life, and social interaction for years.

Aleksandar Denić finished the Design School and College of Fine and Applied Arts in Belgrade. He is the member of ‘Matrijaršija’ collective, and he has exhibited his works in Belgrade and Novi Sad. He was awarded the ULUS Plaque in 2021. He draws recognisable contours of celebrities with his quickly executed brushstrokes, thus putting them in the context of surrealist scenes. With his unique artistic style, Aleksandar Denić expresses a critical view of the commercialization of a contemporary society, thus forcing the viewer to reassess the collective values.

Milan Nešić is an academic painter from Sremska Mitrovica, and Master of Fine Art at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, He held 26 solo exhibitions, and over 50 group exhibitions. Nešić’s painting is a space and a stage for the fantastic world of signs. Abstract signs stand out from the basic white and toned-down surfaces: symbols and empty gestures. We can find the fingerprints and footprints, mathematical symbols, language interventions, geometric elements. Nešić’s artwork emerges from entirely intimate motives, and it includes deep irrational impulses, as well as conscious, rational, practical check of his knowledge of the nature of art media and possibilities it offers. Painting is the artist’s perception of space and field, how it is being made and how the audience perceive it.

The fourth Kaleidoscope of Culture will be held from 2 September until 8 October 2021. During five weeks, this yearlong project of culture of togetherness that connects artists, cultural institutions, non-governmental organisations, citizens and visitors through various processes, will present five types of art. At the end of summer, the Kaleidoscope of Culture will present spaces and programmes throughout the city, promoting a unique image of the diversity of Novi Sad.