C’ville Arts Features – “Lines and Colors” – During April
The Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of “Lines and Colors”, new work by award winning painter, Milenko Katic. This highly popular and talented artist will be C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery’s featured artist during the month of April. He will be at the gallery on April 6th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., during the Historic Downtown Mall’s First Friday event.
Milenko’s new work is in mixed media. Just exploration of technique in painting is no longer a challenge for him. Now his search is for art nouveau. The end of traditional painting is a new beginning for this artist. Truly new work implies denial of what has come before. By immersing himself in different media, he finds more opportunity to explore new dimensions of art.
He begins his work in collage, acrylic, charcoal and crayon. Combining abstract and representational forms, Katic is walking a fine line between these two styles. When finished painting, he lets time pass to age the work before reconsidering it. Then he confronts the work, reworks it, finishes it and lets it age again. Through this process the work stays alive, as an integral part of the artist’s life as long as it remains with the artist. Being alive here continues the evolutionary process of aging and changing, developing with the chance of becoming increasingly original, and different.
“Working in this rhythmic cycle,” Katic said describing his process, “work-finish-age-confront, work-finish-age-confront, I find excitement with each project, because each work leads me to the possibility of creating a different and important piece of art.”
Milenko Katic is truly rethinking art and redefining its meaning with each passing day. For more information about this gifted artist and painter visit his web site www.milenkoartstudio.com.