On the October 28, 2014 (Tuesday), starting at 8 pm, NI National Gallery of Macedonia, in the object Chifte Hammam will present the solo exhibition of Ismet Ramićević titled “Direction”.
Locating the position of Ismet Ramicevic within a certain framework of the history of contemporary Macedonian art, certainly as an inevitable determinant we must point out his affiliation with the generation that began creating in this territory in the eighties and defined the Macedonian art scene in the nineties of the 20th century. In terms of continuity in the work, we can conclude that the latest exhibition titled “Direction”, again represented in the space of Chifte Hamam (part of the National Gallery of Macedonia), Ismet Ramicevic remains true to the principles defined in his work. At a level of aesthetics, the author continues his inclination to vertical forms transformed into simplified cylindrical shapes that are present in his entire work. From a technical aspect, as an inheritance of the use of sculptural materials, the author strives to exploit to the maximum all the possibilities of the synthetic materials and the final visual effect that is achieved with each of them, however without insisting on the durability of the objects, but on the simplicity of the industrial form.
This multilayered project enters strongly in several areas of engagement (social, political, environmental) through several constructed entities, visually differentiated and constructed in different synthetic / industrial materials (polystyrene, nylon, polyester, concrete…), which in turn reflects the complexity of the idea that (again) talks about the unstoppable dehumanization of man. The project “Direction” by Ismet Ramicevic ultimately is a very personal critique of the contemporary apathetic, even pessimistic and extremely defeatist attitude of man toward the social / political / environmental issues and the possible directions of our activities, while emphasizing the human inability to deal with the given global conditions.
Born in Dubnica, Sjenica, Serbia, in 1960. Graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Skopje, Department of Sculpture, from the class of Prof. Petar Hadzi Boshkov, in 1985. Member of DLUM (Macedonian Association of Fine Artists) since 1987. Works at the Faculty of Fine Arts (University St. Cyril and Methodius) in Skopje at the Department of Sculpture as an Associate Professor of Sculpture, Sculptural Techniques and Drawing. Up till now, he had 18 solo exhibitions in Skopje, Prilep, Plovdiv (Bulgaria), Nis (Serbia) and New York (USA), and participated on many important presentations in Skopje, Rijeka, Cetinje, Sarajevo, Murska Sobota, Ljubljana, Novi Sad, Pancevo, Washington, Dresden, Apatin, Vienna, Bruxelles, Sofia, Warsaw, Paris, Berlin, Tetovo, Ohrid, Nuremberg, Los Angeles, Shumen, Basel, Cacak, Rome, Belgrade, Tallin, Podgorica, London, Rovinj… He gained many awards for his work.
Photos from the opening of the exhibition.