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Andrijana Bugarić

Virgin

Alpha coca

Oh, It’s pretty

The initial idea of ​​these drawings comes from fables. The artist has always been interested in topics related to animals, the attitude of people towards animals and vice versa, their behavior, what they would potentially tell us if given the opportunity. Centuries ago, we saw scenes of captured and oppressed animals. The fact is that lately, this method of control has been less practiced. On the other hand, if we compare or replace the roles of man and animal, we can notice that the situation coincides, that is, now it is people who are trapped, voluntarily. As if their life seems safer in the comfort zone by looking at the world from another seemingly safer angle, as because the whole society is symbolically locked in a large cage that is under the control of larger animals and from which there is no way out. The information that reaches us in those moments is mostly confusing and partial, and we can interpret it by choice. Are we really safe with these emerging comfort zones or do we just want to believe we are? Are animals observing us now?

Interview

What is the language in common for the young people today?

Language in common is a tacit understanding.

What does the process of making one of your pieces look like?

I record interesting situations, write down or make small sketches. During the drawing, I came to the exact title of the work and the pleasure remained.

Which challenges have you faced while making art as you know it?

Nothing but technical performance.

Do you consider yourself an artist, and what does that word mean to you?

I believe I am an artist. It is a vocation that does not make my life easier, but in no way creates an obstacle 🙂

What is your escape from reality? Do you even have a need to escape from something?

I have no need to escape.

What does the word innovative mean to you?

Keep up to date. Be aware of the period in which we live.

Do you have a plan for the future? Where can your artistic practice take you?

To create even more, much more.

What made the biggest influence on you to become what you are today and do what you do now?

Cartoons.

How would you describe Serbian (Balkan or European-depends on where you live and work) contemporary cultural scene?
In which way does your creative process shape you or changes you as a person, if it does at all?

To have more understanding for others, for the world around me and to be a more positive person.