Latest month, my brother 3ttman an I had the honor to be invited by The Spanish Ambassy of Sarayevo. We created a huge canvas and offered it to the futur city hall, to celebrate the reconstruction of the national bibliotheka of Vijecnica.

Aware about the story of Sarayevo’s people, we both decided to spread a message of Hope. A message of Peace and Unity.

A message of Love.

FOR A BETTER FUTUR. Sarayevo. 2012

FOR A BETTER FUTUR. Acrylic on canva. 200x370cm. Vijcnica, SARAYEVO. 2012. By Remed & 3ttman.

Our experience there was for both of us amazing. We were living in front of  the river, beside a small metal bridge, down the valley surrounded by seven mountains. Each day, we had to pass through the turkish neighborhood until we reach the Vijecnica Bibliotheka.

Sadly, this marvelous building built in a maurish architecture in 1894 has been burned and distroyed  in August 1992 during the Siege of Sarayevo. Hopefully, some of the knowledge in these books has been saved and the building is now in the third phase of repair of the structure. We spent 10 days there, working on our gift to Sarayevo.

Bibliotheka Vijecnica, Sarayevo. BOSNIA

Bibliotheka Vijecnica, Sarayevo. BOSNIA

Bibliotheka Vijecnica. Sarayevo. BOSNIA. 2012

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THE EYE. Turkish Kraftwork. Sarayevo. BOSNIA. 2012

SARAYEVO. Bosnia. 2012

Bibliotheka Vijecnica. Sarayevo. BOSNIA. 2012

On the way to Vijecnica, we drunk from the fountain. Some says It makes one come back. I confess I do believe it.

We started by talking a bit but almost nothing. We put the canva beside the wall and made a few sketches in a few minutes. We almost directly started on the canva since we knew we’ll do bodys in Movement. Reaching a point. Together.

SARAYEVO. Bosnia. 2012

THE LIGHT ON SARAYEVO. Bosnia. 2012

FOR A BETTER FUTUR. Bosnia. 2012

FOR A BETTER FUTUR. Bosnia. 2012

Sketching for a better Futur. SARAYEVO. 2012

Pattern found on Bibliotheka Vijecnica, Sarayevo. BOSNIA. 2012

Pattern found on the Vijecnica Bibliotheka. SARAYEVO

FOR A BETTER FUTUR. Bosnia. 2012

FOR A BETTER FUTUR. 200x370cm. Sarayevo. By Remed & 3ttman. 2012.

If I’ve been influenced by the ornamentation and architecture of the building, Louis was also by the local kraftwork. So we mixed both of this writings  in the composition, in order to show that a blend is always possible. (Between shapes, and I (still) hope, between spiritual beliefs.)

SARAYEVO CARPET

Local Kraftwork. Carpet. Turkish influence. SARAYEVO. 2012

FOR A BETTER FUTUR. Sarayevo. 2012

Detail of FOR A BETTER FUTUR. By 3ttman & Remed. 2012

Beside the fact that we wanted Sarayevo’s people able to be part of the painting, we truely desired to make them feel some energy of Life through the Art.

That’s why we choosed a colorfull “palette”, made of bright colors and deep blues.

TOOL TABLE. Sarayevo. 2012

Color palette. FOR A BETTER FUTUR. By Remed & 3ttman. 2012. SARAYEVO

FOR A BETTER FUTUR

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FOR A BETTER FUTUR. Sarayevo. 2012

FOR A BETTER FUTUR. Detail. SARAYEVO. 2012

As you can see, both faces such as those behind them will reach the light in the end. This center part can be read as Light, but also as the top of a mountain, or a pyramid, or a door, a keyhole reaching a rainbow…and much more. It’s the place where people understand they are part of the same thing. Life.

We were happy to finish the canva in time, meet the council and ambassy, and obviously spend some time with the city and its people.

FOR A BETTER FUTUR. Sarayevo. 2012

FOR A BETTER FUTUR. Sarayevo. 2012

FOR A BETTER FUTUR. Acryilic on canvas. 200x370cm. By Remed & 3ttman.2012. SARAYEVO. Vijecnica.

FOR A BETTER FUTUR. Sarayevo. 2012

FOR A BETTER FUTUR. Acrylic on canvas. 200x370cm. By Remed & 3ttman. SARAYEVO.2012

We don’t have any proper picture in the final place because it’s still in construction, bu we know we’ll come back.

P E A C E

TO BALKANS PEOPLE*

AND TO YOU

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