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Šiljan Joškin

     
     

Šiljan Joškin (Serbia)

     
  Šiljan Joškin - Man of Action       He was born in Pirot, Serbia, in 1953. He resides and works in Grdelica. He is a member of Serbian Association of Artists. He began to do painting in 1987 and he has been exhibiting since 1996.Freedom and spontaneity in the selection of motifs and materials point to the opulence of his spirit, lucidity and touching sincerity. The artist’s sensibility, his lyrics and tension are revealed in vibrant graphics of his drawings. The line with which he begins and ends his pictorial diary means the possibility to record the course of the idea in the moment of birth and trueness of his message. Like a topographic sketch of terrain of some imaginary landscape, his works point to the strength of a cheerful spirit, often an unconscious, satirical attitude towards the life and ambience. Bright and raw colouring shows the artist’s spontaneity in playing with form and tint, poetically inspired. This is best revealed in humorous headings of his works. The inclination towards the abstraction of form is in fact the artist’s unconscious ambition to rapidly express his thought by pictorial means. The automatism in its full, creative shine helps him to make specific shortcuts, to condense the thought and main idea and reduce it to a metaphor. The stylization of forms often leads to the loss of the figurative which obviously disturbs him. By drawing with colour he points out the predominant motif – absurd, expressed in own lettering, hieroglyphs, which are a metaphor of anti-literary subject and parody. In order to materialize his inventiveness he often uses most diverse materials, often not artistic. He needs to imprint the shape from the flat surface; hence he often creates objects and installations.  
  Man of Action, 2008, oil on canvas, 100x70cm  
 
         
     
Šiljan Joškin - Who Minds Being Ridden Šiljan Joškin - Double Blank Šiljan Joškin - Is Anybody Here Šiljan Joškin - Man of Action Šiljan Joškin - This Is Three or Four Bow-Wow Dogs
         
Who Minds

Being Ridden, n. d,

oil on canvas,

60x80cm

Double Blank, 2007,

combined technique
on canvas,
220x85cm

Is Anybody Here, 2008,

combined technique,
32,5x48,5cm

Man of Action, 2008,
oil on canvas,

100x70cm

This Is Three or Four Bow-Wow Dogs, 2014,

combined technique
on cardboard,
71 х 101cm

 
         
         
         
 
 
 
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