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Toys, 1998 acrylic, paper + gauze on canvas, 81 x 131 cm detail acrylic + embroidery on canvas, 56 x 65cm detail acrylic+ embroidery on canvas, 43.5 x 53 cm detail ready made-needlepoint +acrylic, 50 x 40 cm acrylic on canvas + aluminum frame box, 144 x 152 x 10 cm detail acrylic + oil on canvas, 112 x 124 cm detail acrylic, oil + lace print on canvas, 147 x 106 cm detail acrylic + embroidery with fishing nylon on canvas, 93 x122 cm detail acrylic, oil + golden leaves on canvas, 130 x 180 cm acrylic + golden leaves on canvas, 85 x 195 cm detail acrylic on embroidered table cloth, 138 x 113.5 cm detail graphite + gouache on photocopy, 29.6 x 21cm graphite + gouache on photocopy, 42 x 29.6 cm mixed technique on photocopy, 42 x 29.6 cm mixed technique on photocopy, 42 x 29.6 cm mixed technique on photocopy, 42 x 29.6 cm chalk + gouache + pastel on photocopy, 42 x 29.6 cm colour pencil, graphite + gouache on photocopy, 42 x 29.6 cm colour pencil +  graphite on photocopy, 42 x 29.6 cm graphite + gouache on photocopy, 42 x 29.6 cm graphite + gouache on photocopy, 42 x 29.6 cm mixed technique on photocopy, 29.6 x 42 cm mixed technique on photocopy, 29.6 x 42 cm graphite + gouache on photocopy, 29 x 24 cm colour pencil, graphite + gouache on photocopy, 18 x 21 cm graphite + gouache on photocopy, 23 x 20 cm graphite + gouache on photocopy, 29.6 x 21 cm
Toys, 1998
graphite + gouache on photocopy, 29.6 x 21 cm

With his first solo exhibition Dejan Kaludjerovic, states his position on the totality of the tragedy in which we have been living for more than 10 years. At the same time he is not judging, but merely stating facts we are all aware of, using the poetics of kitsch.

Dejan didn't choose kitsch to be funny or mocking, but to point out that all of this could have happened only to "kitsch-men" and that kitsch-man, whose reality has been betrayed the most, doesn't know what to do with his betrayed life, and doesn't know where he went wrong. He used to live so nicely tucked on his little house, with a retouched wedding picture hung above his bed - "Building of a Temple" - He used to dress up his children in white shirts and blue skirts for Tito's birthday celebration, with pioneer's neckerchiefs and caps - "Pioneers" - and he didn't even notice when "Three Little Pigs" decided that he was not supposed to live like this and that the best thing for him would be to put on a uniform and run across the maps - "The Boy" - even if it means inviting death into his home.

excerpt from the exhibition review "Life surrounded by inspired kitsch" by Gordana Vasiljevic