Ljubodrag Andric

Works 2008-2016

edited by Demetrio Paparoni
Skira Press

Size: 27 x 30 cm / 10.6 x 11.8 in
Pages: 160
ISBN: 978-88-572-3060-3

“Andric is in a different position. He is the inheritor of a culture that has already put its finger on abstraction, and has distilled it into extraordinary works of art accepted as such by a public that has learned to understand them. For that very reason there is no longer any need for “pure” abstraction, for an art that must convince its public that the abstract is sufficient. Andric suggests that the abstract feelings to be found by way of actual places, far from being diluted by compromise, are as resonant and powerful as those without any referent in reality.”


“It is an experience founded in the experience of duration. It is not a flash, not a glimpse, not a shock. The image slows us down, cultivating a quiet receptiveness on the viewer’s part. It is not to be stared at; anything like a fixed gaze is disarmed here. You want to be with it, next to it, rather than to penetrate it.”

— From Pictures of Time by Barry Schwabsky, Skira 2016

Ljubodrag Andric’s large-scale photographs are characterized by the absence of human figure and by a formal structure that, despite the attention to realistic details and space, is rooted in the various forms of geometric abstraction. One of the most characteristic features of Andric’s works is the tactile quality that brings frescos to mind.

With its selection of Andric’s works accompanied by texts by Demetrio Paparoni, Barry Schwabsky, Aldo Nove, Philip Tinari and with an interview by William A. Ewing, this monograph offers a comprehensive review of the work of one of the most interesting contemporary photographers, known for his capacity to transmit to a photograhic image the optical qualities typical of painting.