MEMORY KEEPER – Aleksandar Duravcevic, Ordovas, 25 Savile Row London W1, until 29th July 2017
I am grateful to John Kirkwood for visiting and writing about this exhibition:
This is the gallery’s second show dedicated to the work of a single living artist and the first major presentation of the work of Aleksander Duravcevic and it is an exquisite gem of an exhibition.
For the two Double Life diptychs, 2017, depicting a double rainbow above Victoria Falls each panel is scaled and prepared in exactly the same way as a Byzantine icon painting and has the same awe-inspiring effect on the viewer.
Also on display is Monument to the unknown hero, 2016, where the glittering purple is in contrast to the black and white Falls and his film Waiting shows an old woman in Montenegrin dress outside her home deep in thought,
His Touch me not, 2017, is a book in stone with no words or pictures except the natural grain of the travertine stone.
As you can see, a highly original and complex artist whose work requires detailed attention and whose talent seems to have no limits.