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Mane Radmanović


One of the rare genuine artists among designers, or possibly the only true designer among artists. The work of Mane Radmanović is always radiating with special subtlety and sensibility. Whether we think of his self-initiated projects, or the ones realized for important institutional clients, Mane realizes his ideas best when working on fantastic publication designs. On the other hand, he is actively involved in analog photography, and has recently joined the local collective Belgrade Raw.
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    Why did you decide to join the Side Effects team and submit one of your works for the debut series.

    I love taking part in similar projects, even more if they are initiated by studio Metaklinika.

    How did you choose which of your works will be printed and produced in the limited pressing of 100?

    I did it specially for Side Effects. I was mostly focused on the effect I would like to achieve in the screenprinting process itself – movement – and that is where it came from.

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    Besides working in the print domain, which is obviously interesting for you, what are your other favorite forms of visual expression?

    I am also into analog photography. I like making objects, 3-dimensional elements, and I also like to experiment with materials (paper, wood, fabrics, textures…).

    What kind of inspiration lies behind “Golden Boy”?

    “Golden Boy” is someone who truly is a Golden boy. But “he” was not the starting point, the puzzle kind of fell into place in such a way. The main inspiration were pixels, layers, movement, color, print technology, as well as to produce “something” I would myself like to see on my own walls.

  • Which work or output by another artist would you consider your “eternal inspiration”, if you have had this kind of experience?

    The complete works of Peet Pienaar. And if you refer to someone from Side Effects, then the complete output of Jovan Trkulja, and his “Untitled 15”.

    How would you describe your aesthetics in a couple of “-isms”?

    I would rather not, if that is OK.


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    What is your relationship to and experience with silkscreening, as a technological process for presenting visual ideas?

    I love silkscreen. The principle and the technology are simple and clear. There are rules of what is possible and what is not, and that is what attracts me the most – the extension of the limits of possibility.

    Do you have a favorite “fine art paper” that you had a chance to work with?

    There is not a single one I like the most. I do not have any problem in working with basic “kunstdruck”, if the client cannot afford anything else. That one can also be a “fine art” paper if it is used in such a way. But if I would need to choose one, then it would be Ivobel (Gruppo Cordenons Inc.) 700gr. I think it is not produced anymore, at least you cannot get it in Serbia.

    Will the success change you?

    I would like it to.