Sydney NSW, Australia
Zelko Nedic’s current photographic art works, created using the time consuming, process heavy technique of wet plate collodion photography, pays tribute to his energetic career and deep passion for image making. This new work, Dot.com, signifies all Nedic’s previous works be the foundation of what is to follow and positions his current work right at the point of arrival – utilising the places he has travelled in his personal (and public) story.
The presence of a contradiction between control and risk taking is apparent in most of Nedic’s works. A teenage witness to the horrors of the Bosnian War during the early 90s, Nedic knows what it is to experience a local hell and to escape into imagined havens. Through his collodion images and his earlier works, many reminiscent in texture (but not as extreme in content) of Joel Peter Witkin’s macabre tableaux, Nedic takes us to the edge and out into a world of restrictive possibilities.
His personal work has bought him to working in 2010 with Head On to document the Mardi Gras Festival. His practice of documenting Sydney life saw him invited to present work for the Australian Centre for Photography for the Subculture Slide night in March 2010. In 2011, 2014 and 2015 Zelko Nedic was one of the finalists in Moran Contemporary photographic prize. In 2013 he was finalist in the prestigious National Photographic Portrait Prize, National Portrait Gallery Canberra.
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