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Turquoise Painting

Ivana Živić

Serbia

Painting, Oil on Canvas

Size: 27.6 W x 39.4 H x 0.8 D in

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Despite resting on classical painting postulates, the painting of Ivana Živić is an unusual multi-layered synthesis of guration and fantasy. Tackling contemporary times of pressure and uncertainty, Ivana unsel shly gives us works with accented light, unique time, composition and scenicality which celebrate colour in its full importance. This artist was challenged by nature and people in her early works, but women have become a leitmotif in the last ve years of her creation – she depicts swimmers set in unusual, imposing interiors, often devastated and full of water. The fascination with water in the opus of Ivana Živić can be seen in two ways – what is primary is a strong emotion which stems from real life situations and is transposed to facial expressions and the body language of the artist’s main protagonists. What the viewer experiences is a sense of freedom, ease, and being unconstrained, despite looking at untypical images, speci c to the imaginarium of this artist. The scenes and details found in Ivana Živić’s opus are a basis for a surreal story seeing that the artist takes the ordinary and transfers it to the extraordinary through numerous instances of nesse. The swimmers are separated from the background, gracefully cutting into the tissue of the painting, diving in, oating and moving, thus creating the illusion of water. The gures are lonely, stopped in these imaginary spaces, either in sumptuous backdrop of unusual buildings or in ruined spaces and stairways, thus existing while exploring their own inner world. The art of Ivana Živić offers the viewer both a sanctuary but also a pull towards freedom as, in her art, women are synonymous with freedom. Maja Živadinović

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Painting:Oil on Canvas

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Size:27.6 W x 39.4 H x 0.8 D in

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Ivana Živić (1979, Sarajevo) is an artist living and working in Belgrade. Živić focuses her attention on paintings which are characterised by exploring the interiors submerged underwater in a unique blend of realism, fantasy and montage. Executed with great finesse, the viewer feels enveloped by these spaces populated by a single presence of a swimmer, sometimes joined by another, exploring the inner world of emotions. Živić studied painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts, where she graduated in 2004 and obtained her MA degree at the same faculty. Since 2006, Živić has been a member of the Association of Fine Artists of Serbia (ULUS), and her work has been the subject of 20 solo exhibitions and over 50 group exhibitions internationally. Živić is the recipient of the award of the Vladimir Veličković Drawing Fund (2016); the Rotary Club Award (2014); the Diploma of the Vladimir Veličković Drawing Fund (2012); Award for the production of work from the Dimitrije Bašičević Mangelos Fund (2012), and the Diploma of the 2nd Drawing Biennale in Pančevo (2009). She was a resident artist at Cite Internationale des Arts Paris in France (2009) and GLO’ART centre in Lanaken, Belgium (2015)Artist in Residence at Serbian Art Month, Art hub, Abu Dhabi 2018. Her works are in notable private collections around Europe and America.

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