Published by Ludion. Text by Eric Rinckhout, Bernard Dewulf.
Prime Time offers a compelling introduction to the work of Serbian-born, Berlin-based artist Goran Djurovic (born 1952), whose grim and enigmatic paintings place human figures in absurd theatrical situations or show them performing seemingly pointless actions, in the idiom of Edward Hopper or Michaël Borremans.
The narrative paintings of Serbian-born artist Goran Djurovic (born 1952) delineate a dream realm in which reversals of fate, failed plans and epic embarrassments are revealed as the basic structure of everyday existence. Suspended in some territory between life and death, his crowds and groups of people seem on the verge of obliteration or enlightenment--or of simply waking up.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Matthias Flügge, Felicitas Hoppe, Ulrich Oevermann, Iris Possegger.
With delicate tones and succinct gestures, Berlin-based Serbian painter Goran Djurovic presents disturbing dream worlds in his figurative canvases, evoking the contradictions and presumptions of contemporary life. Paradoxical reversals, ironic caesuras and the blending of dissimilar realities create a visual philosophy of comedic failure.