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Galerie Stefan Röpke
St.-Apern-Straße 17-21
D - 50667 Köln
Tel.: +49 221 255559
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Aleksandar Duravcevic, "restless"
 
April 22 - June 13
 
 
 Aleksandar Duravcevic, "Deer", 2009
 
Aleksandar Duravcevic
"Deer", 2009
80 x 118 inches / 203 x 300 cm
charcoal on paper / Kohle auf Papier


Galerie Stefan Röpke is pleased to present the first solo exhibition in Germany by Montenegran born, New York based artist Aleksandar Duravcevic"restless".
 

Aleksandar Duravcevic, "Ballerina", 2008

Aleksandar Duravcevic
"Ballerina", 2008
28 x 40 inches / 71,1 x 101,6 cm
graphit on paper / Grafit auf Papier

 
The subtle subject matter and images of Duravcevic's works are rooted in his personal experiences of living through the changing political landscape of his native Montenegro. Growing up with a lineage of conflicting cultures and religions in what was then Yugoslavia, and having to experience war and emigration to America later on, the artist is interested in presenting duality in his work. A process of his own search for identity. Duravcevic uses his deep wealth of knowledge of all aspects of history for the metaphors that become the subject of his work.
 
  
Aleksandar Duravcevic, "V.L.", 2009
 
 Aleksandar Duravcevic
"V.L.", 2009
71 x 49 inches / 180,3 x 124,5 cm
charcoal on paper / Kohle auf Papier

 
By working with graphite on black paper for example, or by using mirrored surfaces and glass, a ghostly quality is achieved, making the viewer have to look twice or pay closer attention.  This is in the very heart of Duravcevic's work. He draws objects of luxurious beauty that may at first attract but that raise thought as  one investigates their histories, or portray something disturbing that may actually hold a fond memory.  The constant tension of opposites is ever present in his work - between cultures, within history, and between life and death.
 
 
Aleksandar Duravcevic, "Feather", 2009
 
Aleksandar Duravcevic
"Feather", 2009
40 x 28 inches / 101,6 x 71,1 cm
graphit on paper / Grafit auf Papier
 
 
Aleksandar Duravcevic's works have been included in exhibitions in prestigious museums around the world, including "The Uffizi" in Florence and "The Metropolitan Museum of Art" in New York City, where they are part of the permanent collection, as well as in the collections of "The Brooklyn Museum" and "The Museum of Fine Arts" in Boston among others.
 
 
Aleksandar Duravcevic, "Hare", 2009
 
Aleksandar Duravcevic
"Hare", 2009
40 x 28 inches / 101,6 x 71,1 cm
graphite on paper / Grafit auf Papier

 
 
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