Pain it black

Milica Dukić pripаdа gеnеrаciјi mlаdih umеtnikа kоја u svоm stvаrаlаčkоm rаdu unоsi spеcifičаn оdnоs u grаđi i tumаčеnju dеlа. Milica sе tоkоm studiја svојim izuzеtnim аngаžmаnоm dоkаzаlа kао vrеdаn, оdgоvоrаn i tаlеntоvаn studеnt, kаkо svојim аktivnоstimа u оkviru prоgrаmа Аkаdеmiје, tаkо i intеnzivnim sаmоstаlnim rаdоm. U toku osnovnih studija u svojim radovima pokazuje izrazito karakterističan način tretiranja crteža i slike sa dominantnom аnаlitičkоm porukom, sаglеdаnih i prеdstаvlјеnih mоtivа. U rаdоvimа unоsi poetiku likovnog izraza kroz upotrebu motiva iz ličnog života i okruženja, pоlаzići оd svаkоdnеvnih i intimnih iskaza. Аutоrkа tеži dа pоdstаknе nа diјаlоg i dоživlјај krоz prikаzаni izrаz, gеst i nеpоsrеdnе оdnоsе, sеnzibilnо оpisuјući likоvnim srеdstvimа, оpšti društvеni kоntеkst prоstоrа u kоmе živimо. Тrеbа nаpоmеnuti dа је аutоrkа imаlа i niz vеоmа uspеšnо rеаlizоvаnih rаdоvа u višе likоvnih disciplinа: vidео, instаlаciја, fotografija, intеrvеnciје i sl.

U seriji radova Pain it black autorka svojevrsnom ikonografijom i ritualnim procesima šivenja, islikavanja, crtanja, rezbarenja, postiže specifičnost u tretmanu slike. Ovi procesi prikazju unešene impuluse i ritmove kako u likovnom smislu tako i u meditativnim svojstvima koji doprinose razumevanju u isčitavanju prikazane radnje, ambijenta, pojava i figura. Autorka koristeći svedenost elemenata unutar slike sa reljefnim i pastuoznim dodacima, prošivenim crtežom i monohromnim koloritom sa naglašenom crnom izdvaja momenat radnje u motivima slike.

Milica Dukić je u svom dosadašnjem radu pokazala izuzetno specifičan pristum u samoj umetničkoj praksi i otvorenost za nova umetnička saznanja i iskustva kroz različite medije koje vešto kombinuje u svom umetničkom radu. Ovakav otvoren pristup joj omogućava da eksperimentom i istraživanjima konstantno usavršava sebe i svoj rad, što je rezultiralo veoma bogatom produkcijom karakterističnih radova, koje autorka prikazuje na više izložbi i projekata u zemlji i inostranstvu.

Goran Despotovski, profesor na Akademiji umetnosti u Novom Sadu (januar 2014.)

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Milica Dukić belongs to the generation of young artists who inputs specific attitude in texture and interpretation of work. During her studies Milica has proven herself with her exceptional engagement as a hardworking, responsible and talented student, with her activities within the Academy program, as well as with her intensive independent work. During the graduate studies she shows exceptional character in her drawings and painting with a dominant analytic message interpreted and presented motives. In the works she brings in poetic of artistic expression using motives from her personal life and surroundings, starting with everyday and intimate expressions. The author strives to stimulate a dialogue and experience through an expression shown in a gesture and direct relations. Using art elements she with sensiblity describes a general social context in which we live. It should be noted that the author also had a series of successfully realized works in various art disciplines: video, installation, photographies, interventions, etc.

Milica Dukić has shown a high level of maturity in approach to the art practices and openness to new artistic learning and experiences through different media skillfully used combining into her art work, as well as with her activity and engagement in various projects and organisations from civil sector. This open-minded approach enables her to constantly perfect herself and her work by experimenting and researching. This has resulted in a very prolific production of characteristic pieces, which the author has shown in multiple stand-alone and group exhibitions and projects in the country and abroad.

Goran Despotovski, professor at Academy of Fine Arts Novi Sad (January 2014)