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BISERKA PETROVIC

Serbia

“Contrasts interest me in all possible forms, both physical and spiritual, as perception does. Guided by the idea that human perception is holistic and depends on memories, I have expressed it in various ways: by cutting the images in pieces, omitting some of them, by making openings in paintings which express the opposite sight when the spectator changes his viewpoint, etc. Over the past few years I have developed a series of paintings which are connected by a story of illusions.”

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"Illusions, scene 1, take 2" N°1358

The painting is a part of Illusions series of Biserka Petrovic. These paintings are developed like a storyboard, and in given order they form a narration, a story about human perception, according to the artist’s idea of perception as something defined by our previous experiences. The paintings show 4 characters and artist’s vision of their self-understanding after 2 decades; they talk about love and growing up, especially, and any kind of illusion. Biserka imagined the two men as the same one as young and as older, and the same for the two women. The observer is of course free to interpret it differently, especially thanks to the fact that the older and the younger characters are not the same persons. Paintings are developed first as a series of photographs made by the artist, and the figures in the paintings are the actors of Serbian Pulse Theatre, which the artist hired to act in the scenes.

2019
140 x 190 cm
Oil on canvas

"Illusions, scene 10, take 2" N°1359

2019
140 x 190 cm
Oil on canvas

“Contrasts interest me in all possible forms, both physical and spiritual, as perception does. Guided by the idea that human perception is holistic and depends on memories, I have expressed it in various ways: by cutting the images in pieces, omitting some of them, by making openings in paintings which express the opposite sight when the spectator changes his viewpoint, etc. Over the past few years I have developed a series of paintings which are connected by a story of illusions.”

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