Sholim Rajkovic

Milos “Sholim” Rajkovic is a Serbian artist whose gifs are full of surrealism and modernity.
This young artist loves to open anonymous people’s skulls to reveal complex gears and symbolic parts. The result is surreal.
He say “If a picture is worth a thousand words then animated gif worth much more”.

www: sholim

01
Which is your design process when you create a GIF?

First of all and the most important thing is creating main idea and after that is a lot of improvisation through the work and creative process to improve that idea. If this idea is good in the beginning, at the end of creating process it will be great but if this idea is great in the beginning, at the end of creating process it will be amazing.

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if this idea is great in the beginning, at the end of creating process it will be amazing.

02
How much time do you spend to create a GIF?

I don’t measure time when I create gif because they are something that is more important than everyday work and creations that depends of time . When I am satisfied then animation than is finished.

03
Do you have some artists for inspiration? Who are they?

I try very hard to stay focused on my own concept, sometimes I concisely stay away from influence of other artists work and I think it is a healthy thing for everybody who want to be authentic.

04
Why GIFs have had so much success during these years?

Because they are not banal like 90% of today’s gifs

05
How your passion for GIFs was born?

I create GIFs since MySpace era, even then I saw a big potential in it as great tool to promote my work.

06
Do you deal with something else in
your job? Do you only design GIFs?

I work as a commercial animator to pay the bills.

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I work as a commercial animator to pay the bills.

07
Do you have some tips for future giffers?

Don’t work for likes, shares and expectations of others , work for yourself and you will learn who you are and of course stay away from mediocre art, music and people, they’re like disease.

08
How do you pronounce GIF? “gif” or “jif”?

For me term “Jif” doesn’t exist.

09
Your TOP 5 GIFs

This five is right now on my mind