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Radenko Milak

*1980 in Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina, lives in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Radenko Milak studied from 1999 until 2003 at the Academy of Fine Art in Banja Luka and from 2003 until 2007 at the University of Fine Arts in Belgrade. The Museum for Contemporary Art in Belgrade presented his work in 2012 under the title 'And what else did you see? – I couldn't see everything'.

The painterly work of Radenko Milak circles around questions of fixation and recall of the visual presentation in our personal memories and in the visual world of film and photo. He transform in his water colours and oil painting found footage from film, reportages and press into intimate visual scenarios. These small scene might evoke for the viewer the facts and stories behind the images, but can develop at the same time their own pictorial stories, if the historical background has been forgotten or is unknown.

24 times he has painted a press photograph from Ron Haviv taken during the war in Bosnia in 1992 as a small black and white oil study. Always the same scene, trying to look behind the scene, if there is something hidden, some additional, unknown truth, that this dramatic and horrible scene of violence is evoking.

'365 (the image of time)' consists of 365 water colours, each one painted on one day between 1. January 2014 and 31. December 2013 and based on an historic event on the same day in some earlier year. The whole month of January is presented in the Art Collection Telekom.

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