Vuk Ćuk is inspired with the research of relations between the physical and the virtual, digital world, trying to bring the observer closer to this relation through his objects of art. These co-existing realities are connected and represented via atypical objects of art. Led by the thought that the digital world of computers and technologies form our daily life, and even the way of perception and taste, Ćuk creates new, modern and harmonised aesthetic systems aimed at satisfying the new taste of art consumers. By using vibrant colours and an expressive black and white contrast, the artist attracts the observer, thus creating an intense visual stimulus. His generic (meta)forms signify an aspiration for the shift in the condition, order and nature of art.
A young artist, Vuk Ćuk, uses a specific working procedure upon realising his abstract art objects. Namely, by constantly examining the relation between the analogue and the digital, he starts the entire process by using sketches in a computer program, produced specifically for his artistic needs. Next, Ćuk uses his own technological procedure, by mixing pigments with various media and acrylic colours, to create new and authentic nuances matching his artistic sensibility and the urge for creation of unique aesthetically systematised forms. A thought-out assembly of the prepared smaller and bigger acrylic panels, and later their painting create abstract (meta)forms, as the unity of the author’s perception of the current outside world and his own sensibility. Discrete highlighting of the third dimension, enable Ćuk’s (meta)forms to ’coquet’ on the edge between the media of art and sculpture. Even though all seventeen selected formations make a homogeneous whole, each (meta)form offers a special sensual experience to the observer.
Anđela Rokvić - art historian
Project I did for the National Library in Kruševac. Ten works, that will permanently be exhibited in the Library's e-Reading room, are now a part of the Library's art collection. Continuation of my "Aesthetic Systems" series, they were made site-specifically for the space. Project has been financed by Ministry of Culture of Republic of Serbia.