Bosiljka Raditsa: The Nature of Memory

Bosilkja Raditsa, A Year in a Day, 2010, 5 x 9 inches, gouache (courtesy of The
Bosilkja Raditsa, A Year in a Day, 2010, 5 x 9 inches, gouache (courtesy of The Painting Center)

William Corwin reviews the exhibition Bosiljka Raditsa: The Nature of Memory, recently on view at The Painting Center, New York.

Corwin writes that "Raditsa has fashioned a vibrant pageant of meditations on color and gesture. Though the paintings are thoroughly abstract, memory is a clear subtext throughout the works, secondary to formalist aesthetic experimentation... The volumes created with complementary shapes in bright, cheerful colors have the mathematical insight of Cubism, but with a gentler touch. There is the whimsy of form that seems to emanate from Gorky, but without the darkness and pain. Raditsa’s method of layering colors and applying washes and skeins of flesh tones, beiges, and whites presents the eye with a constantly fluctuating surface "