Room 21 | Tadija Janicic | Spring Walk | Offender
The works exhibited are a part of series created during 2020 Covid-19 quarantine which I spent with my family at Palic lake.
I see an artwork as the concentration of an idea or concept into a physical entity. I permanently and consistently deal with the life of contemporary man, re-examining the relative and temporary character of moral, ethical and even artistic norms of the world surrounding me. Irony, grotesque and paradox are my favorite means of expression. I don’t not use them in order to convey any message, moral or mockery. My attitude toward the world could be interpreted as voyeuristic, whereby what is seen is always and at the same time the reflection of the observer – of my intellectual, emotional and philosophical views, dilemmas and notions. I’m not interested in art for its decorative qualities, I’m interested in art for its philosophical qualities. In my paintings opposites are connected. They are attractive and in the same time repellent.
Tadija Janicic is from Niksic, Montenegro. He has a degree from the Department of Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts and a postgraduate degree from the Academy of Arts, both in Novi Sad. As a student, Tadija received the 2001 Award for the Best Young Artist in the Class of Drawing, the 2003 YU Palettes of the Young Award and, later, the First Award of the 37th Salon of Novi Sad, in 2008. He held numerous solo exhibitions and participated in many group exhibitions in Europe, USA, Asia.