Zarko Mandic, born in the early ’60 (growing up listened to The Rolling Stones and The Beatles, watched movies made by Forman, Wenders and Fellini, read Kerouac, Selinger and Bukowski) is a true representative of the rock and roll generation. Developing under the influence of modern culture, he creates his unique art world getting his ideas across through music, comics, design, poetry.
Since 2000 he discovers the expressive power of caricature, but in a specific form- through sculpture. Representable celebrities, musicians, actors, sportsmen and all of those who we consider to be role models, who we idealize and see as superheroes, with all their virtues and flaws, appear in a comical way through his sculptures. And by that he means no disrespect, the caricatures aren’t grotesque. With a subtle emphasis of their portrait features, in a charming and humorous way, he caricatures our idols and role models.
The evolution of modern caricature can be traced from the early works by Karach