(No. 2) The Great Wave of Pančevo

View position of the Great Wave of Pančevo in a larger map

My second Great Wave is on the wall of the Primary school Jovan Jovanović Zmaj in Pančevo, in Serbia. As a part of BITTA GENERATION Street Art workshop in Pančevo I had an opportunity to also meet some of the great new artists like Drash/Machka the Dynamic Duo from Skopje Macedonia, Sanja Stojaković aka Tifani Rubi and Đurađ Stevanović in the field of Street Art/Graffiti, comic artist Cristian Prandea aka kraimann and Nadezhda Georgieva – graphic designer & illustrator.

Technique: acrylic based wall paint on construction elements

Size: 250 x 350 cm (98.42 x 137.79 inch)

Year: September 2012

Availability: Public/Street Art

100 Great Waves
Feb 21, 2013

In 2009 we were lucky to have Mr. Adachi from Adachi Institute of Woodcut Prints with Mr. Kyoso as a Japanese traditional woodblock print demonstrator to demonstrate and introduce this technique at the Academy of Fine Arts, Sarajevo. After demonstration I had an opportunity to show Mr. Adachi the photos of my works from 100 Views of Ukiyo-e. When he saw The Great Wave off Kanagawa, he asked me, How many copies did you do? I said, I did only one, as I was aiming to give one original painting to multicopy print. He said, No, You should do 100 copies. At first, the idea of doing 100 paintings of the Great Wave sounded impossible and ridiculous, but in time I realized, I don’t have to do it on canvas, I can do it on walls, it´s nothing new and it´s not the first time someone did it, and yet it becomes a public good unlike painting on canvas that is always private. So I´ve decided whenever I have a chance, to do the Great Wave on walls on each city that invites me to do it.

2018 – Update for the concept 100 Great Waves

As of 2018 I am no longer considering this project to be street art or public only, as this limits my experimental aspect of this series. Therefore my future works will include commissioned art works and indoor murals with private, semi-private and public access.