IIW welded art exhibition, 2021


Since 2015, Darko has been an assistant teacher for metal sculpture and casting of bronze and aluminium in the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Arts in Belgrade. After completing secondary school in 1989, he worked as a mechanic in a variety of industries and in 2006 started to study in the Faculty of Fine Arts, obtaining his BA in 2009 and MA in 2011. He has a range of welding skills across many different types of materials and during his travels and daily walks, he collects many discarded objects of both metals and non-metals for re-use in his art. He enjoys using the old metal scraps to make ship sculptures in particular thus giving new life to old, abandoned materials and giving them a new, longer, aesthetically pleasing life. The metals are put together by forging, brazing, welding with Metal Inert/Active Gas (MIG/MAG) welding and Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding.

Contact info E-mail: omcikusdarko@gmail.com

Exhibit “DANCING BRUSH” - “SPANISH GALLEY” Darko’s approach is that after correct cleaning and preparation of the materials and various objects which he has collected, he starts sketching on paper in three dimensions, his ideas of a sculpture. He uses rivets, welding, forging, screws or fasteners to join the different objects and materials. In the two exhibits shown, materials used included stainless steel, structural steel, wrought iron, zinc sheet and rusty steel objects. He used manual metal arc welding (MMAW) and Metal Inert Gas (MIG) welding. Dimensions

“Dancing Brush” 26.5cm x 18cm x12cm “Spanish Galley” 43cm x 26cm x13cm


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