Savamala, known not just as historical but creative and clubbing quarter of Belgrade as well seem to be hiding many secrets. One of the coolest murals of Savamala is definitely the painting of Serbian actor Bata Stojkovic, which is an art work of Zagreb-based street artist Boris Bare.
Foto: Petar Marković/Dnevno.rs
While enjoying painting the Serbian capital, young Croatian artist explained “I’m a big fan of the movie “Balkan Spy” (Balkanski spijun) and I personally think that Bata is a legend of Yugoslav cinematography, that is why he was my inspiration. For some time I have been meaning to paint him, but I didn’t manage to find a suitable wall. During my two-day visit to Belgrade, I was passing by KC Grad and realized it is the perfect place. I just dropped my backpack on the floor, took to painting and began to paint even without seeking permission”.
Boris Bare is the initiator of the street art collective called “Pimp My Pump” that is transforming into works of art old and rusty pumps in Zagreb. The collective is inspired by images of Marge and Homer Simpson, video game Packman, superhero Batman and many others. For the time being, he painted over 100 Zagreb pumps.
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Dragana Kostica is the Belgrade-based editor in chief and founder of Still in Belgrade art, culture and club scene magazine. She holds a Master of Arts in Cultural Policy and Management in Arts (MA of Arts) and a Bachelor degree in Archaeology.