by Agape Charmani
Milan Nenezic is an artist from Belgrade, Serbia. His work focuses on the human body, exploring how one sees their own self and how they project themselves to the world. Being interested in both the physical and the mental state of a being, his works depict sex scenes, horrific fantasies and surreal compositions, discussing consciousness and perception.
Featured here are his series The Moment After and Dreams & Visions, two very different, yet kind of similar worlds. The first is a collection of naked bodies found in private moments, while the second is a set of nightmarish images where reality is blended and confused with a dark fantasy.
As he explains on his website, he works by observing his models, taking photographs and sketching their world, before putting it on canvas. “Bearing in mind the impact of a moving image, still picture or music, I have tried to make a scene that will not only allow people to project on, but to make a statement with readable and common symbols. By infiltrating in the private existence of different kinds of individuals and becoming observer of an opening and the creation of their own universe, I have made one moment by blending the series of many. Sensing the atmosphere, taking series of photographs and drawings that will be reconstructed in one painting,” he writes for his series The Moment After.