Ivan Hadzi Zdravkovic Sosa
Ivan Hadzi Zdravkovic Sosa (1952-2013) is one of the significant masters of photography in Serbia. In his early school days, Hadzi Zdravkovic embraced photography as a medium with enthusiasm and practiced it throughout his life. As a curious and open-minded person with specific attention to detail, he was focused on macro and micro patterns in the environment, played with them, and explored possibilities offered by modern technologies. He graduated from Camera Department at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. Professionally, he was involved in all aspects of film-making and theater productions, and he taught photography. He held over thirty solo exhibitions and participated in over a hundred group exhibitions.
Pareidolia - Faces of Stara Planina
Ivan Hadzi Zdravkovic Sosa (1952-2013)
The exhibition presents photographs of tree barks captured by Sosa during his stays in the Stara Planina area. Artworks are arranged in three visual and chromatic segments, each photograph focusing on individual detail, framed expertly to allow many different interpretations. Mysterious mythical creatures emerge from brown-toned textures and alternate with warm nuances of the light tree bark, only to insinuate their faces. Human interventions, discernible in the form of intensely colored elements, create surreal landscapes that unambiguously represent the modern man’s relationship with Nature. Displayed photographs depict a tree as Axis Mundi, as well as a symbol of growth and renewal, whose bark offers protection and revives faces of ancient forest deities. Exhibition team: Ivana Ehrensvärd, Ljudmila Djukic and Jelena Macanovic