NIKOLA UKIć Memory of Forms

Nikola Ukic's artistic approach lies in the junction of sculpture, photography and performance.Therefore, he pours his favourite working-material polyurethan on large layers of foil, which have been imprinted with photographic images. The unpredictably expending polyurethan combines itself with the applicated image during ist progress of solidification. In doing so, it assumes a definite form which at the same time turns into a support for images. In contrast to the classical way of sculpting, which is characterised by a detailled shaping of the sculptor, Ukic creates a form out of the process-like dialogue between his shaping movement and the hard to calculate expansation-forces of the polyurethan. The result consists out of larger-than-life, bowl-like distortions, which are loosely entwined. Blistering on the inner side of the sculpture displays itself together with a smooth exterior side and its images. The view, which got attracted by the physicality of the used material, doesn't stick to its characteristics only, but experiences a new plastic reality which simulates the outside world and forms an impression of physical human sensuality.

Memory of forms 2010 - Installation view Hengesbach gallery Berlin

Memory of forms 2010 - Installation view Hengesbach gallery Berlin

Memory of forms 2010 - polyurethane, pigment, UV transfer - 250x165x85 cm

Forbidden fruits 2010 - instalation view, washed felt-tipped pens on linen, glue
each 120x150 cm

Forbidden fruits 2010
washed felt-tipped pens on linen, glue - 120x150 cm

Forbidden fruits 2010 - detail, washed felt-tipped pens on linen, glue - 120x150 cm