Popovic’s Endangered Land IX is a part of his larger Endangered Land series, one of his three most recent bodies of work dealing with the general recognition that some irrevocable events in the future may change the face of our planet, leading to different conditions in which we populate physical and geographical spaces.
“This work reflects, on a more general level, the necessity of a global collaborative project for human survival and coexistence. It opens important questions: What are our hopes as we emerge on the other side after a passage through a turbulent time? How do we rebuild a new environment and reconnect with each other? What will the new landscapes in this future world look like?” ~Aleksandar Popovic
Aleksandar Popovic is a painter who employs different methods of drawing and paint application to render arresting images that are grouped in a few separate bodies of work. During various periods he has pursued an interest in the figure and explored how it interacts with the space around it. This is evident in his early work, during his years spent in the Former Yugoslavia. After being awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and moving to New York, his paintings focused on the observational nature of the figure.
Popovic has exhibited in numerous one person and group shows including Kips Gallery, New Renaissance Gallery and Synchronicity Space in New York City, Alexandria Museum of Art, Louisiana, Stephaneum Institute in Serbia, Limlip Museum, Gongju Korea and St.Martin’s School of Art in London. He received Arthur Ross Award for mural painting in 2003, a Charles G. Shaw Memorial Award for Painting in1991, a J. William Fulbright Award in 1988, a British Council Award in 1982 and a Petar Lubarda Award for Painting in 1981.
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