Artist of the Day: Milos Rajkovic
Milos “Sholim” Rajkovic is a Serbian artist who has found a unique way to express his anti-war and anti-corrupt corporation/government/religion sentiments: with animated GIFs.
Rajkovic creates animated portraits of anonymous archetypes with deconstructed heads and symbolic components that operate like finely tuned machines. Everything is fair game: a religious figure with alter, candles, and a rotating luxury car; U.S. military figures with weight-lifting Ronald McDonald, skeletons, praying hands, and a flat screen TV playing 24-hour cable news.
The brains of these figures are compromised–sometimes portrayed as dropping into a pool of blood or being picked at by a vulture-like bald eagle–so comprised possibly that they are missing the capacity for human empathy. Are they all portraits of psychopaths perhaps? I’m guessing that Milos’ answer might be affirmative—these are the psychopaths who run your government, military, religious and corporate institutions.
A playlist of Rajkovic’s Minute Portrait series is embedded below, where you can properly experience each of these surreal loops with an accompanying soundtrack of sound effects:
See more work on Milos’ Tumblr and YouTube channel.