2008. Pictograms of our time Light tube / Logos of different banks and their popular advertising slogans / Everything in basic color mode (cmyk) Pattern – meaningless and same - leaving sense Plexi tubes, neon, durst / 160 mm x 2m /
Lana Vasiljević (1973) graduated and obtained a master’s degree from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Belgrade (sculpture department). She has been exhibiting since 1997, and working in graphic design since 2002. She participated in KulturKontakt Austria residency program and ArtsLink Residency program, ISCP, New York.
She has presented her works at 12 solo and over 50 group exhibitions (Belgrade, New York, Paris, Vienna, The Hague and Warsaw). The awards she has won include the Award for sculpture at the October Salon, 1997. (Annual price of Belgrade City) / GRIFON award for visual identity in 2006. and 2010. / Grand award of the 10. Biennial watercolor, Contemporary gallery Zrenjanin, 2013. / Annual award for sculpture, Association of Fine Artist of Serbia, 2020.
She worked as a Creative director for DDB Worldwide Communications Group, art director for UNHCR, Professor in School of Design (subject: sculpture).Her works are part of the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade; Belgrade City Museum; Telenor Collection and many other public and private collections.
Drawing with chalk white pencil on granite tile Open octahedron model / opposite and extremes pronouns-words 2021.
The interpretation of space and time and their relationship are the essential elements of the author’s research. Basic geometric shapes, such as circles, triangles, or squares, speak of the search for harmony between order and chaos, which is one of the earliest artistic pursuits. Engraved recurring, intersecting words represent signs, signposts that invoke deliberation on deeper meaning and inner things…
from the catalog / Marina Martić, Silent talk
The structure of Lana Vasiljević’s ambience is based and developed on account of the mutual relations that objects form with one another and as well as with the observer: dozens of hand-sculpted, polished, put together, scraped, cast, painted, cut, and artifacts written on that speak through the materials and things they are made of. They indicate some imaginary stories about events that take place and are hidden, captured or forgotten beneath painstakingly shaped surfaces…
Recognizing the invisible magical voice of things, Lana Vasiljević translates their language into the silence of objects which brings to life broken relations with the subject (observer), insisting on the transformational potential of a sculpture as determined by the space experience. And the magic of things, which makes reality a place of constant search for solutions to the enigma of the world both people and objects live in, is the lesson we have learnt from the art of sculpture with an object as the everlasting center of attention.
from the catalog / Ana Ereš, On the magic of things and the silence of objects