Marko Gavrilovic was born in 1975 Belgrade, Serbia. He graduated at the Academy of Applied Arts and Design in 2001. During his studies, along with prominent names of Serbian watercolor art, he was invited to make a piece that celebrates 800 years from the founding
of Monastery Hilandar, on the Holly Mountain in Greece.
International exhibition “Visit to the Holly Mountain” was a great
success and became a part of permanent collection of city Kareja.
In the years that followed, he practiced acrylics, sculpture, design,
illustration and drawing.
Notus Light studio was founded in 2002 where in cooperation with
his team, Gavrilovic created more than 200 light – designed pieces
during the years.
His specialties are plastic sculptural lighting forms, which ultimately
led him to the point where Art and Design cross their paths.
He is a member of Association of Applied Arts Artists and Designers
of Serbia and received prize in 2013 for 60 years of founding
ULUPUDS for best in show exhibition.
His artworks are in many private collections throughout the World.
Gavrilovic represented Serbia at the International Global 2010 Fine
Art Exhibition for the FIFA World Cup, art event dedicated to lovers
of art and sport. One man show: 2015 Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn New York 2014
The reason why, I didn't set myself exclusively as a sculptor, draftsman or a painter,
it's because I meet all three, by finding my way through this symbiosis.
As if I work in one medium for quite a long, I feel overwhelmed at one point and It becomes too unidirectional...and I have to start in another medium.
I see both, painting and sculpture as divine
disciplines, but sculpture often put me on the ground, in the real world that helps me to come back from the imagination of painting and drawing.Why Light sculptures?
Light talks about creation of life, starting from atoms, molecules, through a variety of organisms.
Does this great energy exist in a human body?
If we are a part of progressive process, why there is no progress for everything around us?
Mummy shapes on some of my sculptures, presents every man’s shell because each person live under the helmet of body.
Absorbed elements are on the surface, as impressions, memories and experiences, just, in some of my works they are visible, and in the real world they can’t be seen with the naked eye.
But when you turn on the lights , you can see everything.What inspires me, are feelings that are connected to some events, people and places.…The amazing line between the past, present and future.…Universal messages.…Ancient, but unchangeable things and facts.…Sadness of the passing moment…crowded cities, nature stainlessness...movement.Human form or other realistic objects are important in my work.
This is a base, reference that helps me to shape body of abstracted sculpture or painting.I can say that realism in my work is expressed through abstraction.
In process of drawing I mostly enjoy in freedom of putting these lines together.Making art is not always easy, as you are putting yourself in a constant survey, questioning your ability to concur specific knowledge that you need to proceed. Straggling, with your inner voices …yet, sometimes I think that I can do almost everything.
b. 1975, Belgrade, Serbia
Lives and works in NY, NY