From Void to Void
Exhibit dates: August 10 – September 20, 2012
FROM VOID TO VOID is a sequel to Sinisa Kukec’s previous exhibition FAREWELL FOUNTAIN. Kukec describes FROM VOID TO VOID as a “contemporary psychedelic melodrama”. This story follows hopeless romantics, with misanthropic tendencies. They are semi conscious beings infinitely fighting for love in a dream, while watching the universe from an inner-outer body experience.
A solo exhibition by Sinisa Kukec strives to create an altered state of perception. Kukec stated: “Whenever I have an opportunity to do a solo exhibition, I perceive the space as a terrain or otherworldly experience. Maybe it’s an opportunity for you to crawl around in my head and see what that looks like or meet some of the characters who are there.” Through the use of amorphous sculptures, epoxy, neon, mirrors, and all things shiny or broken, Kukec’s dry wit challenges the art world. Sinisa Kukec’s primary focus has always been art making, and not the art market. Kukec recycles found objects, including trashed furniture, and repurposes them. Kukec says, “The sensually abstract forms have been lost, some have been found, others self made with plaster, clay, epoxy, or graphite…becoming familiar like an impossible object, a collision of personal myth and recycled ideals constructing a language that hopefully resonates with awe and longing.”
About Sinisa Kukec
Sinisa Kukec was born in Zagreb, Croatia, in 1970, but was raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He has received the Canada Council for the Arts Emerging Artist Grant and The Evelyn Shapiro Foundation Fellowship for The Clay Studio in Philadelphia. Articles about his work have been published in The Art Economist, Trans Ceramics Art and The Palm Beach Times. Kukec is also a founding member of the Miami based collaborative group 3PQ, along with Stephan Tugrul and Freddy Jouwayed. Kukec currently works and lives in a warehouse in Miami, FL.
Read about the exhibition in this article by the Charleston City Paper!