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Sculpture: Paint on Wood.
I exhibited in the UK, Austria, and in the Balkans. My work relates to disposition and transformation of insignificant objects. I started transforming furniture, wooden boxes and newspapers for my artwork in 2002, while I was studying Fine Art at the Wimbledon College of Art, the University of the Arts London. In 2011, a friend of mine gave me a canvas that another artist used for drying an excess oil paint from her brushes. Instead of painting something on it and destroying the original look of the splatter of paint, I rotated the canvas 90 degrees clockwise and hang it on the wall as a painting. In the following months, I painted an Art Deco cabinet in a reference to the painting, and moved forward into using furniture to paint on. Through the painting process, I do not make of wardrobes, closets, cupboards, chests, drawers, dressers, cabinets, tables, and chairs what they are not. The paint on the surface does not have a subject, object, or matter. It does not symbolize or represent. It is just as it is. It is the process of layering paint and perception of the paint. It is about the color, depth, balance, and composition. The work is continuous, uninterrupted, three-dimensional, and does not have a meaning, scale, or size. Fronts are painted in the same way as are the backs, tops, and sides. If I was asked a question: “What does the paint represent?”, my answer would be: “It does not represent, it is a piece of furniture, can’t you see?”. If I was asked a question: “Why furniture, why don’t you take any other object to paint on?”, my answer would be: “If I use another object to paint on, I would risk that the object would be perceived as a piece of art, in the same way in which a painted canvas on the wall is perceived to be the painting”, and I would not like that to happen. A piece of furniture I painted becomes an art by the context given to it.
My work has been influenced by artists such as Joseph Beuys, Richard Long, Andy Goldsworthy, Doris Salcedo, Ad Reinhardt, and Mark Rothko, to name just a few.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Size: 35.4 W x 28.5 H x 18.9 in
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