Milan Rashich

Milan's paintings often feature no sky. Yet, they are happy, vivacious, and portrait an idylic picture of village life. Deeply involved with the environment he paints, having been born and raised there, worked on the land, he is trying to convey a realistic message by utilizing optimistic images. The countryside on his works is shiny, harmonious, people are happy. Milan knows that Serbian villages, including his own, Donje Shtiplje, is disintegrating, the young are leaving, not appreciating the life of their forefathers. He paints a disappearing world, as a way of preserving the memories of its values, and hopefully means to induce an idea to those struggling in the cities: "Why not come back?"

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