ENTRY DENIED
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TOP SECRET
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MEET ME AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POEM
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IN BANK WE TRUST
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BANK ME NOW!
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LOVE THE BANK
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SAVE THE BANK
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WHAT IS TO BE DONE - OKUPIRAJ
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Naked like Golden Buddha
It really fill my mouth (evening)
It really fill my mouth (morning)
Witness between her legs
Sofa Cigar Whisky Smoke
Missionary position
Rammed right up to the hilt
Softness of her opening
Skirt lifted up to her back
Portrait of SARAH LYNNE PHILLIPS
Portrait of KONSTANTIN SCHNEIDER
Portrait of BENEDIKT STEGMAYER
Portrait of RICHARD SCOTT HURDING

BARCODED PAINTINGS


Human DNA algorithm
At the beginning the viewer of the Barcoded Paintings truly see only one part of the artwork, after that the image content indirectly reveals. The artist is revealing it to us by the title of the painting. At least theoretically, it is possible to scan bar code using a laser reading device or with a smartphone application. There is also a tension between the image as an abstract painting and the bar code as algorithm script. First, we have no alternative but to perceive the images as abstract painting. We can see nothing in them. This kind of perception is not wrong or unimportant because Markovic use his knowledge of color composing, he uses special color pigments and it is quite possible that there are pictures that the viewer can not distinguish from the Barcoded Paintings - because without text content they are just abstract images, mimicking the shape of bar codes. It is clear that the function of the images is to give us a linguistic content, otherwise there is no sense to produce a bar code size 86 x 250 centimeters. After all, it's not about making an advertising message using a bar code so it can be seen from a distance, that would be an absurd undertaking. The aesthetic form of the code and its representation, would be a image content, and to some extent, an end in itself, whereby Markovic's Barcoded Paintings are quite akin to calligraphy.


Universal Product Code algorithm