Opening: Friday, May 11, 7-10 pm
Paul Petro Contemporary Art
The opening of Sadko Hadzihasanovic’s Savage Garden at Paul Petro Contemporary Art exhibited Sadko’s series of works based on the motif from Jouy. His whimsical interpretations of social and cultural implications painted on the surface of pieces of wallpaper.
Sadko’s painted extensive portraiture based body of works is well embedded within the background of toile de Jouy and it also was gleaming with juxtaposition to put them together as a whole. It is also fun to peek at the humor of the artist through finding several contemporary details hidden in his works such as sunglasses and an electronic razor contrasted within the atmosphere created by the antique wallpapers and the reference of historical event.
Sadko Hadzihasanovic was born in 1959 in Bihac, Bosnia. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo, Bosnia, achieved MFA at University of Belgrade, Serbia and immigrated to Toronto in 1993. Hadzihasanovic has participated in over sixty exhibitions in various galleries all over Canada. He is a multimedia artist who often works with acrylic and oil on silk screen prints, and found objects. Sadko thoroughly applies his peculiar sense of wit referencing to popular culture using collage and mixed media.
Text and Photo by Aeree Rho