From afar, viewing an Andy Vukosav artwork piques curiosity. Is it a painting? An abstract landscape perhaps? On closer inspection, photographs of winding rivers, deserts and lakes, lush greens, earthy browns and bright blues tell a clearer story. From his beloved Cessna named Valerie, Vukosav captures the Australian landscape from above. A bird’s eye view with an artist’s imagination and skill.
The beauty of the series, “Longitude Latitude Solitude” is layered. The viewer’s own interpretation of each piece comes into play, prompting an individual experience for everyone that stands in front of the oversized photographs. It also speaks of the vastness, the diversity and the unknown of the Australian landscape. Understanding that Vukosav created these images while flying (solo!) above the land makes them even more impressive. Seeking solitude, Vukosav took off in Valerie, along with his dog Frankie. The often surreal imagery that results features intricate patterns and animal tracks, mountain folds and waterways from above. They appear almost painterly or otherworldly, a testament to nature’s innate beauty. Observing the photographs is both mesmerising and immersive.
The commercial photographer (think: Harpers Bazaar, Vogue, Singapore Airlines) has been an industry stalwart for many years both locally and across Asia and the U.S. “Longitude Latitude Solitude” however speaks more of his passion for art, connection to land and his love of adventure. His Cessna 182 has travelled across the diverse landscape this country offers, bringing a unique perspective to both group and solo shows. Currently, several of Vukosav’s works can be seen on the walls of Satara’s Melbourne showroom.