Drawing as an art began in caves, and this is a lucid reminder of those primeval beginnings. Metaphotograpy.
Nenad Šaljić ingeniously returns us to the beginnings of photography. He returns us to the beginnings of art. He returns us to nature. Sugimoto’s Seascapes are Šaljić’s caves. This is an eruption of the (unconscious?) desire for a return to the pre-modern, a return to the source, a personification of the annulment of the Cartesian dualism where nature becomes a substance, res extensa, within the framework of modernistic Cartesian progress and comparable exploitation. Caves disappear in blackness, they are no longer decor. By abstraction they change substance.
Truth and beauty are in nature, in caves, they were always there.
– Marin Jukić
(To be published as an artist book in 2019)