Kavaric at Renaissance Moscow Monarch
Renaissance Moscow Monarch Centre Hotel
Venue: Renaissance Moscow Monarch Centre Hotel
Venice 2015. Contemporary art exhibition in a medieval palazzo. A collector, whose name is well known in Sotheby’s and Christies, is pensively looking over “Madonna and child”. A monochrome painting, struck by blood-red lines seems to radiate some inner glow.
«Who is the author? Kavaric, from Montenegro? I take it. His paintings have some special power»….
Nebojsa Kavaric started painting when he was three, intuitively using professional artistic techniques. By the age of ten, the boy had read all the literature from the field of fine arts he could lay his hands on and covered the house in copies of Renaissance masterpieces. Then followed the first prizes on artistic contests. Teenage Kavaric was expected to become a renowned artist, which he became, but he also became a famous pediatrician in Montenegro.
Today Nebojsa Kavaric is 55 and his name is well known in both art and medicine worlds. An ideal Renaissance person, he has proved that you can be successful at two different fields at the same time.
The rest of Europe is fascinated by Kavaric’s artistic talent, seeing a remarkable Balkan painter in him. The Italians remember him as “that pittore, whose photographs were printed by Vogue” and remember his recent exhibition of monochrome nudes in Palazzo Zenobio. It was a huge success in Venice, a city that is hard to surprise with art. Meanwhile, Moscovites remember him for his exhibition in Darwin Museum.
Kavaric’s artistic technique is unusual. He created his monochrome canvas with delicate fingers of a doctor and takes the brush only on the final stage of the painting.
He believes this approach makes his paintings real and grants them a powerful emotional and sensible impulse, that the viewer can see and feel.
Angelo Bacci, art critic, writer and a person who has worked with Biennale di Venezia for more than 40 years, points out professionalism and originality of the Montenegrin artist. “Kavaric paints with great skill and talent, he is recognized for his spontaneity and authentic vision. With much tenderness master shows the real, powerful reality, characterized by a mixture of vibrations and transgressive emotions that Kavaric embodies on his canvas with much respect and love. For example, naked bodies in his “Touch” nude series magically turn into precious elements, overcoming stupid clichés and restrictions. They are seen as absolute works of art. These “touches” enable the viewer to understand the real essence of life. The artist because of his creative mind is able to show the real world with no restrictions or limitations. Kavaric puts forward not merely the aesthetical, but the spiritual aspect, he empowers love in its Christian sense”.
Themes of artist’s works vary: nature, faith, love, erotic − the world in its full diversity.
“Everybody has his unique sensuous experience, which you can relive again and again, looking at these paintings. As an author, I would like the viewer not only to see my paintings, but also touch them. Share your secret with the painting and it will respond you, give you its energy and warmth. If you hold hands with your beloved one when you see my work, I will consider my artistic goal fulfilled”, – says Kavaric.
He is often compared with Renaissance artists by his lifestyle. As a kid, he was inspired by works of Michelangelo, El Greco and Rafael, connections of soul, body and the world in their paintings. He has done a lot of copies of their masterpieces, but he is still looking for the sense of art.
One day Kavaric saw a painting that has had a lifelong impression on him.
“It has led me through the open door of my desires to the world of dreams and imagination. It has granted tranquility, harmony and creative energy. It was Vermer’s “View of Delft””.
Kavaric says that the real goal of the artist, doctor and a human being is to reach absolute aesthetical harmony. “This is what I try to reach during my entire life. Ideal harmony of emotions and connections with the world around us. The unity of thoughts, hopes, love and sorrow, fears and desires…”