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Opening celebration: Saturday 28 May, 3-6pm
FUTURES is pleased to debut a new body of much anticipated large and small scale paintings by Tim Bučković at our gallery in uptown Collingwood.
The exhibition consists of mesmeric oil on linen paintings populated with dissolving figures engaged in bizarre rituals within a landscape that oscillates between flatness and depth. In these works, time and painting’s history fold into the pictorial plane itself.
Tim’s practice pushes historical painting values through a sieve and reconstitutes those disparate parts into a pixel-like language that is distinctly his own. Informed by modernist and avant-garde practices; and the semiotic qualities of Yugoslavian and Eastern European monuments, graphics and animation, his dynamic compositions consist of unspecified rituals, fractured space, and architectonic planes. These works are laced with tension in a time/space, which is simultaneously neo-utopian, ominous, sci-fi and mystical – qualities found in alternative histories.