Presentation ofcontemporary culture of Serbs in Diaspora is an importantfactorfor the preservation ofSerbianculture and the exhibition bythe academicartistMr. MilanDjuricfrom Budapest represents such an event. The exhibition wasopened byartistSpomenkaAleckovic at Association of Artists WestkunstNied in Frankurt on Maine on May 11.
Milan Djuricgraduated at Art Academy in Novi Sad. He grew up in ethnically mixed environment, in Santovo, the village in southern Hungary, from where he arrived to Budapest and then to Novi Sad. The roots of his art are related to the former northernmost bastion of Serbs – to Szentendre.
His constant motives are machinery, vehicles, clocks, wheels, and roadsof course, above all, a human being and not accidently his limbs. While representing human beings, besides the limbs, he also emphasizes mouth, teeth and tongue, which are main instruments of communication. He often uses repetition in order to achieve the dynamics and it is achieved by the simplest form of stripes. The important theme of his art is the time and the past.
On this occasion the painter from Frankfurt Margo Scholtz read the text written by Xenia Golub, the art historian: “Szentendre is not only the town of ArsenijeCarnojevic and the town with seven Serbian churches. It is the center of Hungarian art from the twenties of the last century. Most of the classic avant-garde directions found their place in the art of Szentendre painters: Hungarian Cézannism, fauvism, geometric abstraction and surrealism. Since the seventies of the last century, Szentendre has given the artists who are considered to be the most progressive authors of that time in Hungary.
The exhibition will be open for visitors until May 24, after which it will be moved to Budapest.