DON’T PLAY WITH GUNS, 2022
Sadko Hadzihasanovic (1959) is a Yugoslavian born artist who is based in Toronto, Canada. Sadko is an internationally exhibited painter that fuses different media, styles and methodologies through visual artistic poetry. His work turns the examination of identity, socio-political and cultural happenings into bodies of work that take form in mixed media, collage and extensive portrait-based work.Sadko’s work is represented at Paul Petro Contemporary Art in Toronto and has participated in over sixty exhibitions across Canada.
In July 2022, The Gallery of Contemporary Fine Arts Niš, Serbia, featured an exhibition by Sadko Hadzihasanovic called, ‘Don’t Play with Guns’.
Below are images from the exhibition alongside quoted segments of the didactic from The Gallery of Contemporary Fine Arts Niš. To read the full didactic, please click here
- “[It was] The need to fix sensations of the outside world on the canvas, in a way to make the purest artistic suggestions of their transient nuances, those that irresistibly organize the order of our experience, completely occupied the young Hadžihasanović.”
As a young painter and member of the legendary group Zvono (The Bell), he offered decisive incentives to the development of contemporary arts on the Sarajevo fine arts scene, in terms of expression, media and organization. During this period, he moved from the neo-expressionist artistic expression and experiments in a wider field which boldly combined a picture, installation and performance.”
- “The world of playful youth in an environment of stylized nature, this narcissistic, countless times multiplied expression of the need for comfort and enjoyment, is shown as a product of distorted, stylized reality, very similar to our digital imaging contemporary culture, which proportionally documents the need for ostentatious presentation, for staying at exotic places and accentuated sexualized depictions of earthly goods.”