Šiljan Joškin (Serbia)
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. 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.
He was a winner of Grand Prix at the Fourteenth Biennial of Naïve
and Marginal Art in Jagodina, 2009.
|Man of Action, 2008, oil on canvas, 100x70cm|