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Chasing Synchrony 2.0 video wins Jerwood Drawing Student Prize!

Chasing Synchrony 2.0 video receives one of the two Jerwood Drawing 2017 student prizes. Alongside other 3 prizes, Chasing Synchrony was selected among over 2000 submissions and 65 shortlisted works.  Massive thank you to all who helped build it, install

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Chasing Synchrony 2.0 video wins Jerwood Drawing Student Prize!

Chasing Synchrony 2.0 video receives one of the two Jerwood Drawing 2017 student prizes. Alongside other 3 prizes, Chasing Synchrony was selected among over 2000 submissions and 65 shortlisted works.  Massive thank you to all who helped build it, install

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Chasing Synchrony 2.0 wins Red Mansion Art Prize 2017!

Chasing Synchrony 2.0 was chosen by the Red Mansion panel of judges as the 2017 winner for Central Saint Martins. See more details and winners from other UAL schools here: http://redmansion.co.uk/art-prize/

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Chasing Synchrony 2.0 wins Red Mansion Art Prize 2017!

Chasing Synchrony 2.0 was chosen by the Red Mansion panel of judges as the 2017 winner for Central Saint Martins. See more details and winners from other UAL schools here: http://redmansion.co.uk/art-prize/

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Pluto Pantokrator

Pluto Pantokrator is an immersive installation re-purposing elements of works produced in between 2015 and 2017 at Central Saint Martins over the course of the MA Fine Arts. The installation attempts to seek out and distil core thoughts on human

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Pluto Pantokrator

Pluto Pantokrator is an immersive installation re-purposing elements of works produced in between 2015 and 2017 at Central Saint Martins over the course of the MA Fine Arts. The installation attempts to seek out and distil core thoughts on human

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In Abeyance

Five Years gallery at Archway, London, provided space for a group show “This is Not What I Asked For” – an opportunity to give a critical backstage view of the process of art production. The installation “In Abeyance” used packaged

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In Abeyance

Five Years gallery at Archway, London, provided space for a group show “This is Not What I Asked For” – an opportunity to give a critical backstage view of the process of art production. The installation “In Abeyance” used packaged

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(Un)Drawing for Two

(Un)Drawing for Two is a performative drawing work that is revisiting Tools For New Ways of Being by drawing out the shape of the cross-like drawing board on the exact wall against which it used to lean.  

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(Un)Drawing for Two

(Un)Drawing for Two is a performative drawing work that is revisiting Tools For New Ways of Being by drawing out the shape of the cross-like drawing board on the exact wall against which it used to lean.  

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Chasing Synchrony 2.0 performed at Central Saint Martins

This collaborative performative drawing work is a quest for those brief moment of synchrony, in which the body actions of many become perfectly coordinated offering a confirmation of one another’s existence and a fleeting chance to seemingly extent one’s consciousness

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Chasing Synchrony 2.0 performed at Central Saint Martins

This collaborative performative drawing work is a quest for those brief moment of synchrony, in which the body actions of many become perfectly coordinated offering a confirmation of one another’s existence and a fleeting chance to seemingly extent one’s consciousness

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Urbs Redux

Charcoal drawing but not on paper – in Urbs Redux, I break away from paper to take the drawing to the walls and ceiling of the 7th floor stairwell in an apartment building in East London. This late night drawing offered

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Urbs Redux

Charcoal drawing but not on paper – in Urbs Redux, I break away from paper to take the drawing to the walls and ceiling of the 7th floor stairwell in an apartment building in East London. This late night drawing offered

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Self-Portrait with Pluto, in CSM Art Auction

Dejan’s drawing ‘Self-Portrait with Pluto’ is on auction at CSM Art Auction from 10th to 17th of November at Lethaby Gallery. Come bid for this and other exciting pieces! More info here – http://csmartauction.org/gallery/2016-2/ Drawing rationale for the press release: “We

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Self-Portrait with Pluto, in CSM Art Auction

Dejan’s drawing ‘Self-Portrait with Pluto’ is on auction at CSM Art Auction from 10th to 17th of November at Lethaby Gallery. Come bid for this and other exciting pieces! More info here – http://csmartauction.org/gallery/2016-2/ Drawing rationale for the press release: “We

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Tools for New Ways of Being, Central Saint Martins

  This work addressed the interest topics of mark-making, event, body limits and reduction of commodifiable artwork. A large cross-like timber frame with a plywood board in the middle1.2m by 1.2m in size, was prepared by being previously coated with

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Tools for New Ways of Being, Central Saint Martins

  This work addressed the interest topics of mark-making, event, body limits and reduction of commodifiable artwork. A large cross-like timber frame with a plywood board in the middle1.2m by 1.2m in size, was prepared by being previously coated with

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Practice Exhibition Event @ Central Saint Martins

Mrdja // Nightingale // Philips // Reille // Saberova // Sartorio // Practice Event 24 May 2016 Dejan Mrdja of Studio Syn collaborated with 5 other artists to curate a mock-up exhibition of our works.  This post is going to take you

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Practice Exhibition Event @ Central Saint Martins

Mrdja // Nightingale // Philips // Reille // Saberova // Sartorio // Practice Event 24 May 2016 Dejan Mrdja of Studio Syn collaborated with 5 other artists to curate a mock-up exhibition of our works.  This post is going to take you

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The Lands Beyond, drawing on show at The Laundry, E9

The largest drawing so far from the series of drawings The Lands Beyond by Dejan of Studio SYN will be exhibited at The Laundry 17-20 March 2016 as part of the a group exhibition. Have a look at this previous post for

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The Lands Beyond, drawing on show at The Laundry, E9

The largest drawing so far from the series of drawings The Lands Beyond by Dejan of Studio SYN will be exhibited at The Laundry 17-20 March 2016 as part of the a group exhibition. Have a look at this previous post for

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The Lands Beyond, drawing series

Studio SYN’s Dejan Mrdja continues to explore his interest in politics, social structures, power relations, migrations, and cyclical occurrences through abstracted and coded narratives. In this series of A1 drawings the textures, patterns, geometries and symbols (stories within stories) are

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The Lands Beyond, drawing series

Studio SYN’s Dejan Mrdja continues to explore his interest in politics, social structures, power relations, migrations, and cyclical occurrences through abstracted and coded narratives. In this series of A1 drawings the textures, patterns, geometries and symbols (stories within stories) are

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Drawing SWANS exhibited at Big Space V, Central Saint Martins

The work SWANS is building on Dejan’s previous exploration of the notions of oppression, power abuse, trauma, displacement, transience, journey maps and more recent interests in behavioural patterns, reoccurring and cyclical events encountered in both nature and society. In this piece

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Drawing SWANS exhibited at Big Space V, Central Saint Martins

The work SWANS is building on Dejan’s previous exploration of the notions of oppression, power abuse, trauma, displacement, transience, journey maps and more recent interests in behavioural patterns, reoccurring and cyclical events encountered in both nature and society. In this piece

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COMMON TALES

This is a story based on the discussions and models of a NXC workshop on the circulation of commons. The idea was to present the “results” of the workshop not in the standard academic way but in a funny, creative

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COMMON TALES

This is a story based on the discussions and models of a NXC workshop on the circulation of commons. The idea was to present the “results” of the workshop not in the standard academic way but in a funny, creative

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NOWHERE TO RUN SOMEWHERE TO HIDE

KELVIN Kelvin always liked to escape in his canoe, and was always heading towards the west end of the city. Passing the labyrinth hill and the grand cathedral-founded on top of ancient Geyser-where elderly ladies gathered every afternoon to worship

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NOWHERE TO RUN SOMEWHERE TO HIDE

KELVIN Kelvin always liked to escape in his canoe, and was always heading towards the west end of the city. Passing the labyrinth hill and the grand cathedral-founded on top of ancient Geyser-where elderly ladies gathered every afternoon to worship

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QUICKY BOOTH

Why are the acts of desire ostracized from public spaces? What happens to those who cannot afford their own space? What happens to the impatient, the spontaneous and the passionate ones? Quickie Booth is a bolt-on kit consisting of a

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QUICKY BOOTH

Why are the acts of desire ostracized from public spaces? What happens to those who cannot afford their own space? What happens to the impatient, the spontaneous and the passionate ones? Quickie Booth is a bolt-on kit consisting of a

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CITY IS MY HOME™ // Exhibition Opening Night!

Synthetica’s CITY IS MY HOME™ is showcased at London’s King’s Cross! Glass lobby of Austin-Smith:Lord doubles as an unorthodox exhibition space allowing CITY IS MY HOME™ photos to be seen from both sides and thus turning passer-bys into audience. To

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CITY IS MY HOME™ // Exhibition Opening Night!

Synthetica’s CITY IS MY HOME™ is showcased at London’s King’s Cross! Glass lobby of Austin-Smith:Lord doubles as an unorthodox exhibition space allowing CITY IS MY HOME™ photos to be seen from both sides and thus turning passer-bys into audience. To

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REAL ESTATE AGENT’S DREAM

Henry went to sleep feeling tired and preoccupied. The last week in the office was exhausting. He had shown over 100 different properties all around London to all sorts of clients. Yet he managed to sell none. Clients always wanted

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REAL ESTATE AGENT’S DREAM

Henry went to sleep feeling tired and preoccupied. The last week in the office was exhausting. He had shown over 100 different properties all around London to all sorts of clients. Yet he managed to sell none. Clients always wanted

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CITY IS MY HOME™

What would you design if you were asked to create a product that comprises aspects of sustainability, energy saving, efficiency of function and materials while having in mind different social groups? Synthetica created: CITY IS MY HOME™ (bollard bar) CITY

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CITY IS MY HOME™

What would you design if you were asked to create a product that comprises aspects of sustainability, energy saving, efficiency of function and materials while having in mind different social groups? Synthetica created: CITY IS MY HOME™ (bollard bar) CITY

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SUBTLE INTERVENTIONS

Do you think that London’s open spaces are perhaps a bit dull? Would you prefer them slightly more animated and interesting? Would you enjoy a stroll there? Would you trust an architect to intervene on them? Studio Synthetica did it!

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SUBTLE INTERVENTIONS

Do you think that London’s open spaces are perhaps a bit dull? Would you prefer them slightly more animated and interesting? Would you enjoy a stroll there? Would you trust an architect to intervene on them? Studio Synthetica did it!