Six Questions

Six Questions: Stefan Milosavljevic

Tique asks six questions to an artist about their work and inspiration.
This week: Stefan Milosavljevic.

Artist Stefan Milosavljevic
Lives in Vicenza, Italy
Website https://stefanmilosavljevic.com/

How do you describe your own art practice?

My practice is based on discovering and revealing what is not apparent. I often use chemicals, hidden activities, memory and nature and I am interested in giving a kind of visuals to experiences and situations. I work with infinite possibilities and infinite limits by pushing them to the breaking point in order to generate their final transformation.

Stefan Milosavljevic
The Sweet Sound of Ah, 2018
wool and cotton fibers
dimensions determined by the space
Installation view Galleria San Fedele
courtesy Carmelo Graci Collection

Which question or theme is central in your work?

Social and cultural transformations that refer to natural world. My interest is based in how people or objects connections work and how do they create new groups, organizations or communities, having in common the fact that they are minorities, not more functional or refused ones.The basis of this process is to study what has been built with a great pulse of desire of creation and innovation and then abandoned to its own faith.

Stefan Milosavljevic
Interrupted Rainbow 7, 2020
markers and testosterone on paper
29,7x42 cm + frame

What was your first experience with art?

Not really sure if it’s art but I used to practice divination, with different methods and styles. I discovered how to get in touch with something that is invisible whether it’s an idea, energy or memory. I also used to sing and dress up myself since I was 3 years old, acting as a grown up pop-disco lady.

Stefan Milosavljevic
Let us be together, 2016
analog photography
40x50 cm

What is your greatest source of inspiration?

It may sound awkward but I often speak to myself out loud pretending to be different and many people in one. This way of solitude is really filled up with ideas, dialogues , interviews and comparison. When I’m over this practice and already tired to be alone with myself, I watch some Nasa documentaries hoping for the discovery of new forms of life, out there. Great parts of my inspiration is given by science, history, contemporary and ancient practices, philosophy and sex, predation and logic. Sometimes I write down a few of poetries related to the project I’ll do subsequently.

Stefan Milosavljevic
Even the walls know your lies, 2016
buiding materials
dimensions determined by the space
Installation view - Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino

What do you need in order to create your work?

Freedom, money and laughter.

Stefan Milosavljevic
Dark Times 61, 2019
Photography

What work or artist has most recently surprised you?

Instead of being surprised I’m really inspired by great women, not only artists but people who have changed and who are still changing mine and your world. All the greatest like Sylvia Rivera, Nina Simone, Kamala Harris, Bharti Kher, Monica Cirinnà, Pippa Bacca, Virginia Woolf, my mom, my grandma and my mother-in-law, and many many more.

Stefan Milosavljevic
Daddy's Rose, 2019
resin marble and eco fur
17x12x33 cm
Installation View Galleria Daniele Agostini, Lugano

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Tique | publication on contemporary art #3: Six Questions