(No. 7) The Great Super Mario Wave of Čukarica, Belgrade

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The Great Super Mario Wave of Čukarica, Belgrade, was done as a segment of my presentation/promotion for upcoming exhibition in 2014 in the Gallery of the Students’ City Cultural Center (Dom Kulture Studentski Grad) New Belgrade.

The surface of the wall of the primary school Đorđe Krstić was covered with Carrara marble mosaic tiles that hasn´t been refurbished for last 40 years. It was impossible to draw curvy line on that surface and while talking with Slobodan, a pupil from the school, we came upon idea that it resembles old arcade games and thus came Super Mario, and the whole wave became like bonus level from the Super Mario world. It was fun to do onsite adaptation of original design to pixelated one. I had three assistants on this project, Ana Rustovski, Ana Popara & Kosta Filipović, who were trying with me to figure out shading and transition effects. I think we did an excellent job.

For more info on the project please read: Students’ City Cultural Center, New Belgrade, 2013


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Photos in slide show, where credited, by Marija Konjikušić.

The Great Super Mario Wave Illustration 

The Great Super Mario Wave

The Great Super Mario Wave of Čukarica (Belgrade) turned out to be one of the favorite Great waves of general public.I have received few request to do the same on other buildings, that I had to decline. Waves from the 100 Great Waves series draw their energy from their surrounding and therefore each one is different.

But on the other hand, I wanted to do much detailed version of this particular wave, so I did digital illustration.