Marko Markovic’s works rooted in the proposal of rethinking the discipline of sculpture as a practice which could establish the presence, that of here and now.
Through relation of sculpture with its external referents, dissection of its historical heritage and a rejection of any mystique of creation, his aim is to construct a formal system, which will be able to generate autonomous objects and liberate artistic thought.
Drawings of Marko are also exhibited. They are part of the bigger series, and they originate approximately from the same date. These works are sculpture projections. In this case, they represent genesis of form, constitution of final model which is based on a single geometric form (ball, cup, etc.). In this case artworks are related to digestive organs, more precisely bowels. The geometric form chosen as the beginning point for construction of the drawing is torus – a surface of revolution generated by revolving a circle in three-dimensional space.
Exhibited artworks represent Marko’s unique art expression and determination of the sculpture. This is based on the argument that sculpture can achieve its autonomy and its own language only through the difference in relation to its outer referent.In this series of works, that referent are the inner organs of human body, more precisely their anatomy.
Marko Markovic was born in Belgrade, Serbia in 1984, where he attended the faculty of Fine Arts at the department for Sculpture. He had several personal and group exhibitions in Belgrade, Graz, Novi Sad.
He is also the winner of the Dimitrije Bašičević Mangelos Awardwas (for 2015), founded in 2002 by The Center for Contemporary Art from Belgrade and The Foundation for a Civil Society (FCS) from New York, as part of the regional project Young Visual Artists Awards (YVAA).The award bares the name of a prominent conceptual artist and art historian from former Yugoslavia, Dimitrije Bašićević Mangelos.