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Nina Puhar i Milica Žujović

Nina Puhar is a visual artist and in her artistic practice she explores metaphysical and imaginary spaces. She completed a master's degree in academic studies at the Faculty of Fine Arts 2018, Department of Painting. He has been actively exhibiting since 2015. 

Milica Žujović deals with visual arts with a current emphasis on painting, mosaic, digital graphics. She completed professional studies at the College of Fine Arts 2016, Department of Media Painting.

BURDEN/RELIEF

BURDEN / RELIEF is a project that examines and analyzes the positive and negative values and transformations of the whole society due to getting used to the new way of life caused by the pandemic. The isolated space in which we move "freely" is the internet space. The allowed access is seemingly transparent and infinitely large, so we have at our disposal useful and useless information that remains trapped in the metaphysical space. This installation, which consists of a single block of plexiglass and representations of various symbols of internet apps and sensations that we use and to which we are exposed every day, is a project that represents a gradual transition from serious to the humorous interpretation of reality.

Interview

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

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

The process looks like I make a large number of sketches in the drawing at the very beginning. When I decide on one, I additionally process it in the program in order to more easily determine the light, the shadow, the perspective. So I have a clearer idea of what the work will look like. Then I deal with the work itself.

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

The challenges in creating art are numerous. From technical, when we have difficulties to perform something as we imagined, through financial, when we have to adjust ideas to our budget, in the end inadequate promotion of our art, insufficient response ...

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

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

I have no need to run away from reality.

What does the word innovative mean to you?

Being innovative for me is the ability to recognize value in phenomena, objects, the spirit of the times, etc. and to be noticed by some creative activity.

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

That is very uncertain. I would like to continue working on my projects in the future and for them to open the door for further work and progress.

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

It affected everything that I was thrilled with from the earliest times so far. Cartoons, books, comics, music, science fiction ...

How would you describe Serbian (Balkan or European-depends on where you live and work) contemporary cultural scene?

I would say that the young cultural and artistic scene is recovering, past exhibitions have offered a large number of very original, inspiring and meaningful works. It would be nice if there was an incentive for further development of the scene.

In which way does your creative process shape you or changes you as a person, if it does at all?

The creative process makes my art reach artistic maturity with every work. Advances in technique but also in artistic expression itself.