Sharks have been the main characters of the paintings and sculptures of Serbian artist Marko Gavrilovic for a few years. He chose these particular species because they are the synonyms for power, freedom, movement and fear. He found a lot of parallels between sharks and humans, which might be the main reason for the conflict between us.
Fascinated with a diversity of Nature from his early age, continuing to admire its powers through his own art, Marko Gavrilovic explores the possibilities in which Nature and built environment will coexist. Installation Circle of Life gives some answers to the question why are we, from all the living beings, the ones that destroy and exploit nature to it’s limits.
Sharks are beautiful, yet dangerous creatures due to their instinct-based actions. Humans on the other side use both, mind and instincts, which makes us even more dangerous for the World around. The amount of fear in our imagination in every mention of sharks is in conflict with the damage that we are causing them every day.
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