Artist Statement

My art focuses on the symbiosis on Marko-Gavrilovic, artist statement 1merging of multiple influences, media and inspirations.
Certain questions are always to the fore in my work.
With light sculptures, I play with two sides of the same thing, inner and outer world, while with paintings and drawings I explore the relationship between humankind and the “non-human” world, Nature. Through my art, I explore the possibilities in which Nature and built environment will coexist in the future.


At one stage in my career, I started to make light installations.
The light is somehow at the beginning and the end of everything.
To my mind it talks about the creation of life, starting from atoms, molecules, through a variety of organisms. Can we see the light inside us? Because every human being lives under a metaphorical helmet or shell of his or her body, we observe these protective surfaces at the expenses of our deeper realities. My aim is to turn these external and internal realities around.
Surface elements of light sculptures appear as impressions, memories, and experiences. Everyone carry these elements. Sculptures too.
We are aware that one cannot see the essence of someone with the naked eye, but when you turn on the lights, everything becomes illuminated and new, insights emerge, at the fascinating intersection between the past, present, and future.
Today, we are all a part of the prosperity, but one can ask where is social, material and moral progress for everyone and everything, and how our life will affect Nature allies tomorrow?
Who is making the balance, we or Nature?


I am concerned with universal messages, ancient, rooted in history, but also unchangeable objects, facts, emotions. The passing moment, crowded cities, natural stainlessness. Movement. The constant flux of the world, united in its intrinsic interconnections, universal relevance where what appear as opposites come together in one.
Human, animal form and other shapes that we are all familiar with are important in my work. I use these forms as a reference point to shape a body of abstracted sculpture or painting. Realism in my work has a strong connection with abstraction. When it comes to drawing I love the freedom of joining all these lines together in a seamless flow.
I always thought that every person makes an invisible drawing while living, with their actions and motions through life.


Every single piece of plexiglass is cut, heated and shaped to follow the form of a body. In the process, I am using various disciplines, from human, animal anatomy, design, welding, metal shaping, plexiglass modeling, connecting to the implementation of light in the end.
I do not define my work exclusively as that of a sculptor, draftsman or painter, as I am always connecting all three by finding my way through this symbiosis.
If I work in just one medium for a longer length of time, I tend to feel overwhelmed as it often becomes too unidirectional.
While working on two different projects, to keep the freshness, I often switch to another medium but without any loss of direction and precision.
A find a balance in this with time, because when I am working with the sculpture I feel closer to the concrete, real world, which helps ground me after the imaginative wanderings of painting and drawing.