With this line of artwork, the focus is more than ever on capturing the raw feelings with far more energy while keeping the color palette simpler and letting the power of each stroke tell its own story. A "less thinking more making" approach was chosen for transforming emotions onto the canvas in all of their spontaneity, in the most authentic way possible. Brushstrokes, that hardly could ever be replicated, come from the point of flow state where the control is lost and the pure expression comes to take its place.
DESTROY TO CREATE
Destroy to Create series not only explores the close ties between the two actions, while to perform one essentially means to perform the other, but it was created also as a way how to release frustrations, rage, anger, and other strong emotions. There is, almost a poetic, level of irony in the fact how destruction and creation are at their core almost the same. The same irony applies to the artworks, when the missing or destructed parts are playing a role that is as important, as the role of the parts that remained.
ART OBJECTS, 2020-2022
Material.unlimited is about constantly challenging the status quo in the art practice by challenging the materials used as a painting surface. Whether the result is viewed as successful or not, the goal here is the process itself. The process is shifting, redefining itself with every piece created, and therefore it's making room for the new, the room for progress. The progress that usually comes to the surface as soon as one takes the first step towards the unknown, the unknown that really is unlimited. This is an open series, more artworks will be added to this section continuously.
Having lived in a mild climate with 4 seasons changing throughout most of my life and observing nature closely, the fact that the leaves started falling down not days or weeks, but months too early caught my attention and inspired the series of artworks called Early Autumn which theme is loosely tied to climate change. In the artworks you may notice the blue color, which to me personally resembles warm days with the clear, cloudless sky, with the autumn tones of brown and beige, mixing together and overlapping one another.
A natural continuation of a spring VESNA collection, the BLUE VELVET series features artworks on paper in darker tones. These bold strokes of paint are creating a velvet-like appearance with an ability to soothe both the soul and the eye. BLUE VELVET series is all about soothing, finding acceptance and processing in the midst of a worldwide pandemic, and coming out of it stronger, more determined but calmer at the same time. Because life is changing in the most uncontrollable of ways and sometimes all we can do is to accept the chaos and transform it into our own personal idea of peace of mind.
Change – necessary, important, ever-present, paradoxically one of the only constants in life. Change, however, never starts from a blank page. The past, the history, the memories affect us to the core. The main idea of overpainted artworks on a reclaimed book paper is to visualize the process of transformation and change, from the old to the new layers that, as in life, keep getting on top of one another, until the present is formed, waiting to be one day transformed again. Nevertheless, these paintings will forever remain as they are, unchanged capsules capturing a second in an everlasting process of change.
Celebrating the awakening of nature after the winter, this collection is named after the Slavic goddess of spring — Vesna. Being deeply affected by the changing seasons, the beginning of spring is something that brings me a sense of relief and joy on a personal level. I used materials found in the forest instead of brushes during the creation process. This undoubtedly connected the pieces with the environment, by which they were inspired.
A small collection of paintings created behind the locked doors during pandemic and self-quarantine, when life as we knew it disappeared in front of our eyes and was replaced by the unknown and anxiety. Learning to cope with the whole situation, in real life, and on canvas, pieces from QRNTN. collection are full of emotions that emerged and found their way out.
The study focused on the mark-making of common consumer goods and tools soaked in acrylic color. The intention behind the study is to point out the diversity of the train of thought, show the importance of experimentation, and to give recipients an idea about how creative processes often work.