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blazo kovacevic

b. 1973, Podgorica, Montenegro

My artistic endeavor is driven by my fascination with the conflict, in its every aspect and form.  My means of exploration itself involves conflict, as I confront contradicting visual elements, incompatible materials, ideas and behavior, art and technology.

Social phenomena compel me.  Assuming that every socially engaged activity bears a political label, I acknowledge the political in my work.  Preferring the politics of revolution to the politics of evolution, I punctuate my statements about identity and freedom through alchemy of materials and techniques.

In my most recent project titled Probe I investigate implications of X-ray security screening that generate images filled with transparent and beautiful color "drawings" of objects and people.  This project is commentary on the issue of personal freedom and how it is abused today worldwide in the name of "war on terror" - The project raises questions whether taking away citizens' rights to privacy is a legitmate tool in this fight; do we lose more than we gain by givin up so much?  It also asks a serious question should we have access and right to own images of ourselves matter how they were obtained.