Essays

In the early 90s of the last century, Zarko Baseski seriously imposed himself through his exhibitions in Macedonia and in the years that followed in Europe through his new explorative consideration in the field of plastic sculptural expression […]
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Zharko Basheski is an author whose work has been exhibited in many galleries and museums, has made several sculptures in public spaces and was representative of the Macedonian Pavilion on the 54th International Art Biennale in Venezia, 2011. The interest in his work is turned towards the human, hence the interest in hyperrealistic approach in […]
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Žarko Bašeski , through his work, rather than shunning the aspects of human existence and social life, vehemently analyzes and directly presents his personal outlooks and conclusions.While searching for gnoseological and ontological answers about the man, the artist, with his work, not haphazardly called Venus, goddess of love and beauty, leads us into the autistic void of today’s social life, allowing us a possibility for self-exploration, self-discovery, and self-growth by changing the vision of and the truth about ourselves and the human existence.
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Always happy, active and good-looking, as if coming from a cosmetics catalogue – this is how movies and television, yellow pages and advertisements, picture us humans. With his hyper-realistic plastic artworks, the Macedonian sculptor Žarko Bašeski allows us to see that this ideal presentation of our free consumer society is no less manipulative than the […]
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Zarko Basheski’s latest exhibition is a step forward in the interpretation of sculpture in Macedonia. At the end of the first decade of the 21st century, the author’s latest investigations are based on the realistic treatment of man in 20th century sculpture in this region and wider from its beginnings in the social, historic, cultural […]
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At the beginning of this century, when rushing towards the New and Unknown, we finally reached the line where our world ends; when the end of History was announced and the colossal ruins of Religion, Philosophy and Art were left behind, when the time of the Great Feast (Baudrillard) and Great Stories was long gone, […]
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Before Baroque, Baseski brought the 21 century to Skopje Only three works make up the exhibition Link of the sculptor Zarko Basheski, which opened at the Culture and Information Center in Skopje two days ago. The audience was thrilled. Comments show that the exhibition was a great success for Baseski, who is currently in the […]
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O, you superior men, this is your greatest evil: you have not learned to dance properly – to dance over stock and stone, beyond yourselves! Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra At the beginning of this century, when rushing towards the New and Unknown, we finally reached the line where our world ends; when the end […]
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The artwork is comprised of a projection of a computer animation over a canvas in order to reach three-dimensionality. The animation consists of lines that in a certain period of time shape the image of a person with a tendency of out-of-time appearance. The projection is accompanied with sounds to encircle […]
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The discourse of Zarko Basheski’s sculptures is based primarily on quotations and a direct dialogue with classical tradition. His exhibits, both in terms of their format and number, are only a small segment of a series of monumental painted heads dedicated to the legendary military commander Alexander the Great. His portraits, always differently combined and […]
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REFLECTION AS A DYNAMIC CONNECTION OF THE PAST AND PRESENT The sculpture usually separates the space to the one conquered by it, and belongs to its volume (the material, dimensions, form and treatment), and the rest is the remaining space around it. The space of the sculpture-portrait is also captured within the limits and determination […]
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Koncha Pirkoska “The small construction in dimension contains in itself the huge world. Its arch spreads itself like the celestial, sphere without columns, rolled and closed…” Syrian hymn from the 6th century dedicated to the temple in Edessa. The roots of the authenticity of any contemporary cultural entity are most often looked for in the […]
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Sculptures – Temple, Year: 1998, Museum of Contemporary Art – Skopje The description of the temple, known in the Byzantine literature as ecphrazis, comprehends permanent movement, of the eye, its permanent transfer from one to another architectonic element where the temple’s harmony and beauty is fully attained. The beauty of the temple’s space is […]
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SCULPTURE AS PURE PLASTIC STRUCTURE At the present exhibition we get acquainted with Zarko Basheski (1957, Prilep) by way of an essential aspect of his art: his orientation for abstract plastic shaping. The basic material he uses in realizing his intentions is marble, which is convenient for explorations in the sphere of pure plastic phenomena. […]
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