26 Sep 2018

9 Years of NGboo Art!

108 months ago, NGboo Art was born. Originally, this blog was intended to be nothing but a hobby based on huge amounts of passion and enthusiasm, but for the last couple of years, writing about films and creating artworks (to be precise, collages) earned me some profits. (That 'some' is much better than the architectural 'none' which has often been the trigger of much disappointment and regret in the past). As of late, I opened a Ko-fi account for donations / possible patrons and a Society6 store in which my designs (15 of them, at the moment) are available as art prints, iPhone skins, stationery cards and whatnots. There's also a Fiverr gig for collage orders, and let's not forget a couple of fresh PDF artbooks, Glum Glamour and The Grain of Ultimate Silence, available for purchase on itch.io.

During almost-a-decade-long period, I've faced many confidence-dissolving downs, but I'd rather talk about ups, such as forming new friendships, getting in touch with many wonderful, struggling and persevering artists from around the globe, or having my works exhibited three times in Belgrade (this September, it will be four), once in Luzern and once in Preston. 2018 stands out as the year of the greatest changes, the plenty of highlights being: the inspiring visit to the Museum of Contemporary Art in the most pleasant company of Jelena Perišić (aka Kemmer), the unforgettable Sarajevo meetup with the prolific filmmaker Rouzbeh Rashidi (whose latest offering Phantom Islands looks and sounds absolutely astonishing on the big screen), several essays written for EFS Publications, an article contributed to Film Panic magazine (more to come, hopefully), an interview and a brief, yet memorable live conversation with Scott Barley (whose feature debut Sleep Has Her House is overwhelming when experienced in a well-equipped cinema), an honorable and quite flattering mention of my name in the column story on Slovenian multimedia artist Janja Rakuš, an evening of sensational musicianship on Nišville (very special thanks to Marko Žunić), as well as a few designs for NYC-based musician and film director Martin Del Carpio (Bandcamp / Vimeo).

My most recent preoccupation (teased here and here) has been the voluminous essay on Rashidi's 'secret' magnum opus Homo Sapiens Project which, inter alia, inspires weird analogies and encourages hyper-productivity. (At this point, I've seen 100 out of 199 installments, so it's pretty safe to say that I'm high on HSP.) On a different note, collage-crafting has already turned into an obsession, therefore I present my latest five pieces which have already been revealed on my Facebook and Ko-fi pages (and which will probably turn into a long series).

Finally, I want to express my sincere gratitude to everyone who has been following these pages! Cheers! ;)

Less Than If


Unchaining the Food Chain


Proportions of Martyrdom


Fast Approaching


Gemini Jumpers

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