Slobodan Radojković latest body of work focuses on the motif of the pipe. Native Americans were the first to smoke tobacco from pipes, and it is continued to be used by tribes in sacred rituals. For Radojković, the pipe takes on a greater sentimental connection, evoking memories of home, a calmer, more relaxing time, and for this reason he has dedicated this series of prints to his father.
Formally, the works consist of vibrant, contrasting hues achieved by pressing several different color inked blocks to produce the final work in a process called polychrome woodblock printing.
Born in 1967 in Niš, Serbia, Radojković graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Skopje (Macedonia) in 1992 and did postgraduate studies in the Graphic Department of the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade in 1996. He currently works at the Gallery of Contemporary Fine Arts Niš as the graphic workshop coordinator.
On view through Nov. 8.
Thursday, Sept. 13th, 2012 at 5 p.m.
University of Houston — Clear Lake 2700 Bay Area Boulevard Houston, TX 77058