Zelko Nedic

Sometimes life flows seamlessly from one perfect moment to the next, but often times we face struggles, insecurities and setbacks that leave us broken. And we wonder what will become of the pieces.

We live in a world today that sees broken things as unworthy of our time, unwanted interference in our lives. The art of repair something and in the process making it more beautiful tells us that it is fine to have flaws. This aspect involves the urge to express the profound esteem felt for rejected, forgotten objects to give them the status of exclusivity and nobility.

 My series ”Golden Scars” came as inspiration from Kintsukuroi, Japanese art of repairing pottery with gold or silver lacquer and understanding that the piece is more beautiful for having been broken. I want to stimulate viewers to think, to make their own interpretations and associations. About who and what we are and why we act the way we do. I have been working on this series using an aluminum plates from the skip and photographing my subjecs by 80 years old Eastman Kodak large format camera. 

My work mirrors back to us our own lives, when our understanding of life sees broken things as unworthy. I rebuild the narrative; and although the reality is not the same, having been broken, the reflection is a different kind of beautiful

 Zelko_Nedic_02-Untitled #2----1.jpg

Title: Untitled#2
Medium: Hand coloured photograph
Size: 19.32x16inch
Date: 2014

 

Zelko_Nedic_01-Untitled #1-----2.jpg

Title: Untitled#1
Medium: Hand coloured photograph
Size: 19.62x16inch
Date: 2013

 

Zelko_Nedic_04-Untitled #4-----------7

Title: Untitled#4
Medium: Hand coloured photograph
Size: 17.86x13inch
Date: 2015

 

Zelko_Nedic_03-Untitled #3-------8.jpg

Title: Untitled#3
Medium: Hand coloured photograph
Size: 19.22x14inch
Date: 2014

 

Zelko_Nedic_08-Untitled #8------3.jpg

Title: Untitled#8
Medium: Hand coloured photograph
Size: 19.72x14inch
Date: 2015

 

Zelko_Nedic_07-Untitled #7------4.jpg

Title: Untitled#7
Medium: Hand coloured photograph
Size: 19.59x14inch
Date: 2013

 

Zelko_Nedic_06_Untitled #6-----5.jpg

Title: Untitled#6
Medium: Hand coloured photograph
Size: 19.33x14inch
Date: 2013

 

Zelko_Nedic_05-Untitled #5-----6.jpg

Title: Untitled#5
Medium: Hand coloured photograph
Size: 25.74x11inch
Date: 2013

 

a_2132.jpg

a--1107204109.jpg

Interior view of Museum of Czech China Contemporary Museum, 2017