“Shark sculptures are the result of research. Sharks have been the main characters in my paintings and sculptures for some time. I chose these particular species because they are the synonyms for power, freedom, movement, and fear.”
A Dazzling Exploration of Light and Form by Artist Marko Gavrilovic
Diving into the world of art, one can encounter a multitude of captivating creations that challenge our perception and ignite our imagination. Among these, the shark sculptures crafted by the talented artist Marko Gavrilovic stand out as mesmerizing masterpieces. By fusing the ethereal beauty of light with the bold form of sharks, Gavrilovic’s innovative sculptures breathe life into Plexiglas pieces, producing a kaleidoscope of colors and a truly immersive experience. In this article, we delve into the mesmerizing world of Gavrilovic’s shark sculptures, exploring the artist’s creative process, the use of light, and the impact of his unique artistry.
Gavrilovic is a visionary artist renowned for his pioneering approach to sculpture, blending cutting-edge techniques with a deep artistic sensibility. By coming from diverse artistic backgrounds. His works embody the essence of innovation and creativity. Having a keen interest in marine life and the fascinating world of sharks, Gavrilovic drew inspiration from these majestic creatures, envisioning a series of sculptures that would defy convention and captivate audiences worldwide.
At the core of the artist’s shark sculptures lies an ingenious combination of light and Plexiglas. The artist skillfully manipulates this transparent material to fashion intricate shark forms, each distinct in its posture and character. By drawing on the interplay of light and color, these sculptures create an illusion of movement, as if the sharks are gracefully gliding through the ocean depths.
Plexiglas, also known as acrylic glass, enables him to mold sculptures with precision and finesse. Its light-transmitting properties allow for an ethereal diffusion of vibrant hues, further elevating the visual appeal of these sculptures. When illuminated from within, the Plexiglas come alive, casting dazzling patterns and shadows that evoke an otherworldly ambiance.
I found a lot of parallels between sharks and humans, which might be the main reason for the conflict between us. Fascinated with the diversity of Nature from an early age, I explore the possibilities in which Nature and the built environment will coexist, continuing to admire its powers through my art.
“You go down to the bottom of the sea, where the water isn’t even blue anymore, where the sky is only a memory, and you float there, in the silence. And you stay there, and you decide, that you’ll die for them. Only then do they start coming out. They come, and they greet you, and they judge the love you have for them. If it’s sincere, if it’s pure, they’ll be with you, and take you away forever.”
“Installation Circle of Life imposes a question why are we, from all the living beings, the ones that destroy and exploit nature to its limits?
Sharks sculptures represent beautiful, yet dangerous creatures due to their instinct-based actions. Humans on the other side, use both, minds and instincts, which makes us even more hazardous for the world around us.
The amount of fear produced in our imagination whenever we mention the name shark conflicts with the damage we are causing them every day.
This installation is composed of a variety of sharks, of different sizes, and gender grouped together, imitating their way of movement, grouped in flocks.”