nikola olic

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Nikola Olic is a Serbian photographer living and working in Dallas, Texas. His body of work explores the poetic nature of architecture, acting on the human instinct to observe, amass and organize, through a collection of unmanipulated photographs that is both documentarian and formalist, however created with the discipline of a trainspotter rather than an architect.

Through extensive travel as well as trial and error, the photographer seeks and catalogs poetic architectural quotes into highly structured geometric compositions with equal parts formalism and precisionism, and freedom from commenting on their beauty or lack thereof.

Although a laconic and carefully curated collection of less than a hundred published photographs, it has been widely seen through gallery and museum representation, group and solo shows, private and public collections, numerous panels and talks, and hundreds of newspapers, magazines and websites around the world.

This collection would not exist without Gustave Caillebotte, Constantin Brancusi, Edward Hopper, Edward Weston, Juan Gris, Georgia O'Keeffe, Andre Kertesz, René Magritte, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Josef Koudelka, Luigi Ghirri, Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Michael Wolf and Andreas Gursky.

'Contemporary Photography' exhibit, on view at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art Sept 17 to Jan 08.