GOLDEN SCARS photographed by Zelko Nedic
Sometimes life flows seamlessly from one perfect moment to the next.
But often we face struggles, insecurities and setbacks that leave us broken.
We wonder then what the broken pieces will become – we live in a world that sees broken things as unworthy.
Today we feel them as unwanted interference in our lives.
The art to repair something and in the process making it more beautiful tells us that it is fine to have flaws.
This aspect involves the urge to express the profound esteem felt for rejected, forgotten objects to give them the status of exclusivity and nobility.
The series ”Golden Scars” came as inspiration from Kintsukuroi, Japanese art of repairing pottery with gold or silver lacquer.
It’s all about understanding that the piece is more beautiful as it got broken broken.
Zelko Nedic wants to stimulate the viewers to think. The audience should make their own interpretations and associations about who and what we are and why we act the way we do.
Nelko has been working on this series using aluminium plates from the skip and photographing his subjects with an 80 years old Eastman Kodak large format camera.