What’s The Big Deal With Niko Dimitrijevic?

Harbourfront Centre glass studio resident Niko Dimitrijevic relies on multiples as the central component in his latest work, a series of glass-blown insect parts, which is currently on display as part of the 2010 Winter Exhibitions. We recently sat down with Niko and asked him, “What’s the Big Deal“?

His initial response? “I think right now I would have to say my mustache”. We laughed, and asked him again.

Niko Dimitrijevic relies on multiples as the central component in his latest work, a series of glass-blown insect parts, which is currently on display.

Photo by: Riley Wallace
HFC- What was your inspiration for this series of work?

N- The idea that peering back into childhood, everything seems poetic and is constantly revolving around forms of storytelling to blur this line of anecdote and reality. How does that translate into adulthood? When does belief become superstition? The ladybug served as this perfect link for me. There are many themes associated with them, but the concept of ladybugs as a from of wishes became the focus for the piece. Having the one stand out represents that moment of realization or inspiration; the weight a wish can carry and perhaps the bond still existing to that ephemeral past.

HFC – How does this compare to your regular style/work?N- Thematically it is still within the categories that my work tends to be in, but it is far lighter and friendlier than most anything I have ever made. It’s a little less of a literal interpretation and more colorful than previous work, and is simpler in the sense that it is more something to look at rather than a riddle.__________________________________________________________________________Niko’s work is on display until April 4th at Harbourfront Centre. For hours and additional details about other works/artists on exhibition, visit here