ABOUT

MAJA ERDELJANIN

(Novi Sad, 1971)
BA and MA at the Department of Painting at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad. Since 1992, she had over 50 solo exhibitions, participated in more than 250 group exhibitions and in over 60 art colonies and symposiums (Serbia, Montenegro, Greece, Norway, Italy, Holland, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Spain, France). She is a member of SULUV and ULUS (professional unions of artists in Vojvodina and in Serbia). Apart from the artistic work, she also works as curator and gallery manager. She curated programs for gallery “DA” of the Student Cultural Center (1997-1998), gallery “Podrum” (2002-2005) and the art program of the Cultural Center of Novi Sad (2005-2013). Since 2013 she is curator and manager of gallery “Mali likovni salon”. She designed and organized a large number of exhibitions, art colonies, symposiums and art projects. She has received several awards in the field of painting and curating. She has published three prose books and an artistic monograph of Novi Sad.

She deals with various artistic techniques and materials: from acrylic and oil on canvas or paper, through watercolors, pastels, to collages and transposing images into transparent or ceramic objects, into digital and video works. In her painting, besides the interest in the notion of a beautiful and the attitude towards the human tendency for harmony, the focus is always on color, which is not only viewed as an artistic element and matter, but also as an important segment of the inner life of an individual.

I am aware that the color in the chromatic sense directly affects our moods, and for this reason I feel responsible for myself and others when I choose the chromatic frames of my works. I try to make them harmonious and to excite joy. On the other hand, the color, as matter, as texture, transparent or covering, as well as the movement which gestures and handwriting allow, constantly points to new levels of research that often appear seemingly independent of the painting’s topic. But the manuscripts that come out of us and the topics we choose are always a reflection of our inner image.

This is why the themes that shape my work are different, although they occasionally intertwine depending on the dynamics of cognitive processes and changes in perception: the perfection of the human body and nature; connection of historical facts and astronomical events preserved in mythology; the misuse of Utopian dream of happiness for marketing purposes; consciousness of own existence at the present moment…

 

 

MAJA ERDELJANIN

(Novi Sad, 1971)
Diplomske i master studije završila je na odseku za slikarstvo na Akademiji umetnosti u Novom Sadu. Od 1992. godine priredila je 50 samostalnih izložbi, učestvovala na preko 250 kolektivnih izložbi i u radu preko 60 likovnih kolonija i simpozijuma (Srbija, Crna Gora, Grčka, Norveška, Italija, Holandija, Nemačka, Austrija, Mađarska, Polјska, Rumunija, Španija, Francuska). Član je SULUV-a i ULUS-a. Osim umetničkim, bavi se i uredničkim radom, kao likovni urednik galerije „DA“ Studentskog kulturnog centra (1997-1998), zatim galerije “Podrum” (2002-2005) i likovnog programa Kulturnog centra Novog Sada (2005-2013), a od 2013. godine je urednik “Malog likovnog salona”. Osmislila je i organizovala je veliki broj izložbi, kolonija, simpozijuma i umetničkih projekata. Dobitnica je više nagrada iz oblasti slikarstva i galerijskog rada. Objavila je tri prozne knjige i umetničku monografiju Novog Sada.

Slikarstvom se bavi koristeći sve raspoložive tehnike i materijale: od akrila i ulja na platnu ili papiru, preko akvarela, pastela, do kolaža i transponovanja slike u transparentne ili keramičke objekte, u digitalne i video radove. U njenom slikarstvu se pored interesovanja za pojam lepog i odnos prema ljudskoj težnji za harmonijom, u fokusu se uvek nalazi sama boja, koju ne posmatra samo kao likovni likovni element i materiju, već i kao važan segment unutrašnjeg života pojedinca.

 

Svesna sam da boja u hromatskom smislu direktno utiče na naša raspoloženja, i zbog toga osećam odgovornost, prema sebi i drugima, kada biram bojene sklopove svojih radova. Trudim se da su harmonični i da pobuđuju radost. Sa druge strane boja kao materija, svojom teksturom, pokrivnošću ili transparentnošću, pa i kretanjem koje joj gest i rukopis omogućuju, upućuje neprestano u nove nivoe istraživanja koji često postoje naizgled nezavisno od teme slike. Ali, i rukopisi koji iz nas izlaze i teme koje biramo, uvek su zapravo odraz naše unutrašnje slike.

Tako su i teme koje moje radove uobličavaju različite, iako se povremeno prepliću u zavisnosti od dinamike kognitivnih procesa i promena percepcije: savršenost ljudskog tela i prirode; veza istorijskih činjenica i astronomskih događaja sačuvana u mitologiji; zloupotreba utopijskog sna o sreći u marketinške svrhe; svest o sopstvenom postojanju u sadašnjem trenutku…