An exhibition of paintings, drawings and watercolors by academic painter Dragan Karadžić, titled "Traces and Echoes", will be opened at Pizana Gallery in Podgorica, reports Vijesti on March 28, 2018.
The exhibition will be opened by the President of CANU, Dragan Vukčević. The exhibition includes fifty new paintings, drawings and watercolors created in 2017 and will be available to the audience for the next twenty days.
Ljiljana Karadžić, an art historian, in the introductory text for the catalogue in the edition of Pizana Gallery, writes:
"The entire opus of the painter Dragan Karadžić is, in his starting points, turned to the deep and delicate feelings of nature and its universal categories. Despite some distant associativity of the landscape with some works, a more attentive viewer will notice that the artist's attitude towards nature is not merely the transmission of experience, the impression of the landscape, but the transposition into the visual field of timeless rhythms of soil, air, and water, according to principles that are consistent with the Eastern philosophy. The thought and the feeling of space (external and internal) transform into a new form of artistic reality that is beyond the appearance and sensuality, beyond the temporal causality. When considering the artist's lively curiosity of spirit, reflexivity, lyrical sensitivity, broad erudition, interest in music and literature that are nicely embedded in his poetics, the contours of the notion of the complexity of layers and the meaning of creativity are gained."
Dragan Karadžić graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade in 1978, in the class of Professor Radenko Mišević. With the same professor, he did his master degree in 1980. He independently exhibited at 59 exhibitions in the country and abroad.
He exhibited collectively on more than 390 exhibitions in most Yugoslav centers, then in Paris, Vienna, Brussels, Oslo, Malta, Cairo, Tokyo, Rome, Beijing, and Washington.
He won 23 awards, including the 13th July pride of the Republic of Montenegro in 1995, and the Milunović, Stijović, Lubarda Award at the Traditional Exhibition in 1997 and 1999. He has won plaques with the status of a prominent cultural creator since 2010. In 2014, he received the Special Award for outstanding artistic achievement at the 42nd Biennial of Drawings, the World Gallery of Drawings Osten, Skopje. He was elected as a regular member of the CANU in 2003.
This article was translated from an article on Vijesti.me Dragan Karadžić’s “Traces and echoes” in “Pizana”