Žarko Bašeski (MK)

Materials: polyester, silicone, natural hair
120 x 46 x 35cm

The sculpture (Ezekiel) represents subjugation to what the eye can see, total surrender to and obsession by what is observed. In the “ecstasy of hyper-reality” of our post-modern world, man is petrified and appalled by the exaggerated closeness of things, by their omnipresence and tele-presence, by the total promiscuity of all the things that besiege him and to which he surrenders without resistance…


polyester, silicone, natural hair
112 x 54 x 43 cm

The historical travesty (the figures of David, Ezekiel and Thomas dressed in modern costumes) reveals a modern drama. The three sculptures denote three possible states or three possible situations in which a man can find himself today. The first and most impressive sculpture presents winning over the other person’s perspective, winning over the view of the Other. The possession of the other person’s perspective, presented here as the possession of Goliath’s plucked out eye that David defiantly holds in his hand, means holding power…


polyester resin, fiberglass, silicone, hair
70 x 42 x 48 cm

The sculptures making up the installation Facing offer the author's rendition of figures in spasm, situated in the fetal position, and with their arms in self-defense; they represent the realistic picture of the horror of this world, conveying man's need to defend against natural disasters and against man-made disasters, and even the need to defend from himself.


The work Facing at MMC KIBLA


Žarko Bašeski, born 1957 in Prilep, is a Macedonian sculptor and professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Skopje (Department of Sculpture). Bašeski is a sculptor whose monumental bronze sculptures stand on several city squares in his country, such as the statue of Alexander the Great (Prilep) and the horseman sculptures of the Macedonian national heroes Goce Delčev and Dame Gruev, in the city center of the capital Skopje. Sculptures of men as the highest expression of the power of a civilization have always represented gods and heroes, but Bašeski’s sculptures portray a common everyday man who takes on the role of a superhuman in his efforts to surpass himself. Bašeski is currently a member of the Macedonian Artists Association (DLUM). His work has been presented at several international exhibitions, winning numerous awards. Much of his work is in private collections in Macedonia and abroad.



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