works and artists
έργα και συμμετέχοντες
BAXX VLADA PANTELIC
I graduated from the Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade, where I earned both, my BFA and MFA degrees in Mural Painting. I pursued my Ph.D at the Academy of Art in Belgrade, where I live and work. I won an EFG Grant for Best Serbian Students as well as the Ministry of Education and Science Scholarship. Being an honors student helped me to cultivate my willingness to take the initiative and seek out new experiences.
I have been active as an artist and have had numerous exhibitions in Serbia, across Europe, Asia and America. I attended International art festivals, conferences and workshops which have helped me get involved in different projects and network. As a member of ArtAngels – San Francisco, Center for Youth Creativity of Serbia and Association of Fine Artists of Serbia, I wish to demonstrate ways in which we could collaborate in a project larger than any one of us could do alone and keep developing together.
SphinxSelfie Series are mixed media drawings based on visual introspection and reflects the combination ofdifferent media- traditional and new. It facilitates self, identity exploration and emotional discovering which is crucial to one’s own happiness.
From the Ancient Greeks to present day, people have used self-study and self-observation to explore identity and sense of self. .
Nowadays, the numbers and frequency of selfies increased so the phenomenon has garnered great attention. It is usually viewed as narcissism and moral decline. But, on the other hand, it can be taken as a by-product of technology-enabled self-exploration.
It is created as a response to a global environment that is culturally diverse, technologically advancing, and multifaceted. It argues against a consumer society, against a mass society and a mass pop-culture.