Color directly affects our moods, and for this reason I feel responsible when I choose the chromatic frames of my works. I try to make them harmonious and to excite joy, supporting the themes that are important to me: the perfection of the nature; the misuse of Utopian dream of happiness; or keeping track of good moments during each day…

MAJA ERDELJANIN deals with various artistic techniques and materials: from acrylic and oil on canvas or paper, through aquarelle, pastel, to collage and transposing images into transparent or ceramic objects, digital and video work. 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.

Born in 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”. Maja Erdeljanin designed and organized a large number of exhibitions, art colonies, symposiums and art projects. Received several awards in the field of painting and curating. Published three prose books and an artistic monograph of Novi Sad.

 

Selected solo exhibitions:

2019 Ljubljana (Slovenia), Gallery DLUL; Dortmund (Germany), Städtische Galerie Dortmund “Torhaus Rombergpark”; Ulm (Germany), “4. Ulmer Stadtzeichnerin”, Kunstlerhaus des BBK Ulm; Belgrade, “Lucida” Gallery

2018 Novi Sad, Gallery SULUV; Novi Targ (Poland), Gallery “Jatki”; Krakow (PL), Gallery “Kotlownia”; Berlin (Germany), Gallery “PanAroma”

2017 Novi Bečej

2015 Pančevo, Gallery Meander

2014 Munich (Germany), Cultural Center “Mohr Villa Freiman”

2013 Aying (Germany), Gallery Aurum Magnum

2012 Novi Sad, Museum of Vojvodina; Novi Sad, Danube Dialogues; Budva (Montenegro), Theater City; Budapest (Hungary), Galeria Lenia

2008 Novi Sad, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts

2007 Berlin (Germany), Gallery Prima Center

2006 Skopje (Macedonia), Cultural and Information Centre

2005 Kristiansand (Norway), Agder Kunstnersenter

2004 Sremska Mitrovica, Gallery Laza Vozarević

2002 Belgrade, Gallery “Progres”; Šabac, National Museum

2000 Novi Sad, Gallery of Archive of Vojvodina; Belgrade, Gallery of Student Cultural Center

 

Published books:

2013 “Der Diary”, a novel

2009 “The Cityscape – Novi Sad in fine art 18th-21th century”, a monograph (co-authors: Sava Stepanov and Vladimir Mitrović)

2006 “La Postcard”, essays

2005 “Aloud”, a novel

 

Boja direktno utiče na naša raspoloženja, i zbog toga osećam odgovornost kada biram hromatske sklopove svojih radova. Trudim se da budu harmonični i da pobuđuju radost, podržavajući teme koje su mi važne: savršenstvo prirode; zloupotreba utopijskog sna o sreći; ili dnevničko beleženje dobrih trenutaka…

MAJA ERDELJANIN se bavi slikarstvom 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.

Rođena je u Novom Sadu 1971. godine. 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.