Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 120cm (H) x 100cm (W) x 2cm (D) / 47.2" (H) x 39.4" (W) x 0.8" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
„Paic has a background in architecture and printing; two disciplines in which angles, squares, and perpendicular lines are instrumental in the process of creation. This is reflected in Paic’s canvases depicting contemporary urban landscape and buildings; the modernist, antiseptic, and sometimes brutal facades with which we are all familiar and which so many find dispiriting. But rather than make gauzy claims about their “hidden” beauty or underappreciated utility, Paic recreates them with perspective lines that seem to stretch into the unseeable distance, the horizon, the sky, or the earth beneath our feet. The effect is to humanize these most mechanistic, implacable structures in a beguilingly unconventional way. “Look”, she says, “follow the lines, for they lead to infinity, the singularity”. Paic offers up a tantalizing glimpse not of what an artist can make, but of what a viewer can make of it. The whole of the universe lies here; you just have to look hard enough.
Paic seems to be saying that what we think of as forms are really highways of the mind and what we think of as barriers are merely the limitations we impose upon ourselves and our individual imaginations.
Paic’s artwork is not a statement, but a journey. Rather like the characters in old movies, we sit on the stationary train carriage while she moves the scenery past the window. Yet, there is no destination printed on the ticket because the journey is the point, not arriving. Where we go, is left up to us.“ David J.K. Carr
The painting Distance VII is signed on the back and ready to hang.
It comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Hometown: Banja Luka
Based in: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Zeljka Paic is a full-time artist based in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She is a graduate of both the Academy of Fine Arts (2015) and Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering (2011) of Banja Luka.
As an artist and architect, Zeljka Paic combines her two professions to create an original style of painting: imagination, fused with knowledge of geometry, composition, and color harmony, are the foundational principles of her art. The primary goal of her work is to find a balance between art and mathematics, between emotion and rationality. Observers perceive atmosphere in her paintings, photography, and prints through color and achieve intellectual satisfaction through geometry.
The Guardian – The Future of Art – in Pictures, 2017
Art Aesthetics Magazine – The top 5 artists at The Other Art Fair in London, 2017
The Week – How to invest in the art stars of the future, 2017
The World of Interiors Magazine – ‘Artistic Impressions’, 2017
Interview with Zeljka Paic – Itsliquid Group, 2020
2020 – The Body Language Exhibition, The Room Contemporary Art Space, Venice, Italy
2020 – Mindblowing, does chaos lead to order? Artsolation, London
2019 – The Illusion of Reality, Galleria De Marchi, Bologna, Italy
2019 – An Evening of Art, Clodagh Studio, New York
2019 – An Amsterdam International Art Fair, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam
2017 – The Other Art Fair, The Old Truman Brewery, London
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