Prominent young artists hailing from the Eastern European Contemporary Art movement is back at the Marc Straus Gallery for his latest installment. Marin Majić stripped his color palette down to the essentials, black and white. The monochromatic phantasmal landscapes hold more than what the eye can spot from one glance. In similar manners as fellow artist, Anna Leonhardt, the works hold some remaining evidence of the pre-existence of bright bold colors that can only be admired in person and up-close.
Like a hidden objects game, each glance unveils different outlines that show new shapes and compositions, as if there were archeologists working inside the paintings digging out ruins, clearing out the fog to give way to bright bursts of light. Their mythological and historical references take us back to a pre-colonial time. New factors continue to come out of the shadows the more you see, giving you enough pieces to help you interpret your own story.
For any art to be memorable it just has to communicate with you, touch you on an intimate, emotional level and tickle your intellect. The artwork should be expressing something that couldn’t be defined in any other form. – Marin Majić
I took the opportunity to wear one of my own creations. I created the jacket and the skirt during my second semester of draping at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Marin Majić’s uncanny and commanding works of art will be on display at the Marc Straus Gallery till May 15, 2016. Plan your visit here
Photos By:Erica Genece
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