Nikola Kosić’s artistic choice is figurative composition with extremely simplified forms. He achieves a multilayered meaning in his sculptures by varying colours, and contrasting light and dark, polished and patinated. These ‘reflections on light’ have eventually led this artist (a sculptor by education) to use three-dimensional thinking in his paintings, a combination that fully corresponds to his artistic sensibility and the need for a more complex expression.
Drawing is the foundation of his art and functions as a distinct visual expression; it captures on a paper a ‘playful idea’, or an ‘arhetype thought’ of the artist. Diverse symbolic motifs incorporated in his art create convincing artistic visions. He ‘paints’ with lines and his drawings and figures thus share the same ‘colour’.
The world depicted in his paintings, drawings and sculptures corresponds to his fantastic compositions in which the surrealistic arrangement of metamorphosed birds, humans and horses create a phantasm, a surreal dimension. He achieves symbolic, figurative, stylistic, and sculptural unity with strong expressive strokes, sharp and contrasting relationships, and plurality of precise lines which suggest space, emphasise volume, underline drama, ‘justify’ conflict, and invoke Rubens’s art.