CLOUDED IDENTITIES: The Treacherous Border between Fiction and Reality
With great pleasure, Gallery 106 would like to invite you to a solo exhibition of renowned Montenegrin artist Natalija Djuranovic.
Djuranovic is going to present her art for first time to the London public with art works from two phases using a different techniques on each of them; “Anima Mundi” – 5 pictures, oil on canvas and “Weekend”- 31 works, multimedia on paper.
In regards to her artwork Djuranovic comments; “for me each new cycle is a new challenge, a new experience, and a new transformation”. The two different phase that make this exhibition explore the idea of twisted relation between fiction and reality expressed in Djuranovic explicit way.
The ‘Anima Mundi’ (2014) opus narrates about universal travels and exploration of different worlds, emphasising freedom of expression and understanding of human indifference toward deception and creation of hybrid identities. The boundaries between fiction and reality are blurred. The artist’s emphasis on abstraction is achieved through the juxtaposition of color against the figures who occupy the background. Through multiplying characters the figures are shifted and accentuated. The color pallet of predominantly pastel and deceptively luminous, allows impression of the beauty and subtleness being opposed by creatures and mutilated figures co-habituating within the same space.
Djuranovic, in her phase “Weekend” (2011) found an inspiration with the external, especially the social construct of celebrity and fashion fetishism. The range of colors in this cycle is exhilarating end expressive, reflecting ‘status’ and extravagance, engaging viewer, showing the extent of human attention and over-significance of the exterior self. The identities in the 31 drawings are painted in a glowing color but dip down into the troubled and the anxious that proliferate each narrative.
Natalija Djuranovic Lives and works in Podgorica, Montenegro. She finished the School of Applied Arts in Sarajevo in 1992 and painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cetinje in the class of Professor Nikola Gvozdenovic, 1997 where she completed her MA in 2005. She is also a Member of the Association of Artists of Montenegro since 1997.
She has won several awards for painting through her art career and exhibited widely at home and around Europe. Some of the exhibition include Peru, Greece, Austria (Metropolitan Museum in Vienna – 2006), Brussels 2008, Sarajevo 2011 and most recently Venice 2015.
Gallery 106 provides platform to explore, create and present contemporary art.
For further details please send email curator Dusanka Marsenic at Info@gallery106.org.uk, or call us on 0207 385 5618. Alternatively you can visit our website www.gallery106.org.uk.
When: 6th November – 4th December 2015
Private View: Wednesday 5th November 2015
Where: GALLERY 106 | 106 DAWES ROAD | LONDON SW6 7EG
Opening times: Tues, Wed, Fri - 12:00-18:00 also by appointment
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