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Lost Shepherd Painting

Nikolina Petolas


Painting, Oil on Canvas

Size: 31.5 W x 23.6 H x 0.8 D in

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Oil on canvas Inspired by my childhood and love for animal kingdom I created a visual story about a journey to imagined parallel worlds which exist with our own. Nature in my work is usually staged, and rarely as we can find it in real life. With creating strange imaginary landscapes these giant animals stand there as a guardians of its beauty. It is hard to see what is becoming of nature because of people’s negligence. By placing the scenes inside natural environment, I like to show magical situations in nature which happen when we are not looking. The scenes have cinematic feel, like some movie that is happening with actors such as elephant, flamingos, giraffes.. Although this time they are not in their natural habitat, but in some other fantasy world. Shown with the positive, even humorous attitude, in these surreal scenes animals have important roles with no hierarchy, quite opposite of what they face in real life, unfortunately. They are shown in allegorical meaning, sometimes depicting personified characters, showing us the animalistic side of human nature, in a world where they are the main protagonists of the story.

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Painting:Oil on Canvas

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:31.5 W x 23.6 H x 0.8 D in

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Inspired by nature, societal observation, and the world of fantasy, Croatian artist Nikolina Petolas opens the door to secret places where memories, desires, and the subconscious converge, existing somewhere between real life and imagination. Through allegory as a means of expression, she discovers a parallel world woven into dreams and disrupts our perception of reality. In her symbolic visual stories, Nikolina creates a deep narrative with profound compositions in her unique style by blending contemporary digital techniques with photography or through traditional painting. Nikolina's distinctive artistic style has captured the attention of prestigious clients such as Ferragamo and Marriot, with whom she has collaborated closely. Recognized in the field of contemporary surrealism and featured in numerous art books and publications, she also has a notable inclusion in 'Lexikon der Phantastischen Künstler' by Gerhard Habarta. Her signature Blue Pear series has gained worldwide recognition, earning numerous international art awards. Her impressive portfolio has been widely acclaimed and exhibited in galleries and museums across Europe, the United States, and Asia.

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