2011. COLOR THERAPY: ceramic

 

INNER COLOR THERAPY

Technique: ceramic /
Size: from 10 x 10 x 10 to 20 x 20 x 30 cm /
Year: 2011-2012 /

Exhibitions: 2012. Budva (Montenegro), Church Santa Marija, City Teatar; Novi Sad, Museum of Vojvodina; Belgrade, Prodajna Galerija Beograd / 2013. Aying (Germany), GalleryAurum Magnum / 2014. Munich (Germany), Mohr-Villa Freiman
“Color therapy” is a cycle of works by which I have included several art media: painting, aquarelle, pastel, digital graphics on transparent materials, transparent objects / paintings, digital prints on canvas, video works and – ceramics. In every medium I used collage, as well as my own typographic solutions for words that underline the message, but color kept the main role of each work. And the message is that a nice word, or a beautiful visual scene, still opens the iron door. Beauty is comfort and promise of happiness. But art promises the truth, not happiness, and these images are at the same time my painted quest for happiness, but also a warning of caution to those who want to manipulate the truth through the beauty.
Unlike other media where I used color and light to attract observers to work, I did the opposite in ceramic objects in “Inner Color therapy”. I hide their beauty in the interior, so it’s very difficult to see it. An unusual outward appearance, they represent a hidden, inner beauty for which we are looking for, or we no longer hope for it. On the other hand, the cylinders that are painted only from the outside, as well as the “scraped” painted clay plates represent colorful empty packages, some already unpacked, and still colorful and appealing. (M. E.)
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„Color therapy“ je ciklus radova kojim sam do sada obuhvatila više likovnih medija: sliku, akvarel, pastel, digitalnu grafiku na transparentnim materijalima, transparentne objekte/slike, digitalne printove na platnu, video radove i – keramiku. U svakom mediju koristila sam kolaž, boju kao glavnog aktera slike, kao i svoja tipografska rešenja za reči koje podvlače poruku slike. A poruka je ta da lepa reč i dalje otvara gvozdena vrata. Isto tako i lep vizuelni prizor. Lepota teši i obećava sreću. Ali, umetnost obećava istinu, a ne sreću, te su ove slike istovremeno i moja islikana potraga za srećom, ali i upozorenje na oprez pred onima koji žele da putem lepote manipulišu istinom.
Za razliku od ostalih medija gde sam koristila boju i svetlo da posmatrača privučem radu, kod keramičkih objekata u „Inner Color therapy“ učinila sam suprotno. Njihovu lepotu sam sakrila u unutrašnjost rada, tako da ju je veoma teško sagledati. Neuglednog spoljnjeg izgleda, oni predstavljaju skrivenu, unutrašnju lepotu za kojom tragamo ili joj se više i ne nadamo. S druge stane, cilindri koji su islikani samo spolja, kao i „zgužvane“ islikane glinene ploče predstavljaju šarena prazna pakovanja, neka već otpakovana, a neka još uvek šarena i privlačna. (M. E)