|PAINTINGS / DRAWINGS
SLIKE / CRTEŽI
A searching for light
"...For Natasa Djurovic, the term "light" does not represent any physical category in sense of caravagio's "chiaroscuro", still less an impressionistic dimension. It is a metaphysical category in the artist's consciousness, light as a metaphor of good and positive energy… Something hidden, mystical, poly-significant and almost inexplicable, a fluid which wraps round everything what thinks and lives in the universe.
At the first segment of the works, chronologically, from deadness and impersonality of darkness appear "the sparks of light", as a motive for the following researches. In the next segments, under gold and dark spots, faintly appear some pictures… The culmination of the concept represents a diptych with two monumental "sparks of darkness", heavy, black, monolithycal, threatening, with clear invoice which associate on an attempt of positive energy penetration, that is, "the light"."
Aleksandar Cilikov, art historian,
"…Natasa Djurovic speaks
in her deeds in the language of the abstract high modernism, which means
that she is concentrated on compositional structure of picturesque field
by poetical (not dramatic) collision of light and darkness; on the whiteness
of the base there is an arched black form which consists of faint relief.
On those very contrasted surfaces a powerful shine (from the whiteness)
and delicate glimmer (from the dark parts) are perceived which taken
together represent something that Natasa Djurovic calls "the searching".
The surface of her canvas is refreshed by short touches of discreet
colours which turn the attention of an observer to the signs of unforced
kind which conceptually does not charge the significance of her deeds,
but visually dynamise them.
This artist, as her biography shows, does not
have a need for permanent presence in art life. On the contrary, she confirms
a classical rule that it is possible to show only circled, conceptual
and plastic parts completely defined and aesthetically valued to be put
on a public trial. The cycle of pictures and paintings "A Searching
For Light" by Natasa Djurovic exposed in gallery "Sue Ryder",
confirms that, by making a symbolic connection of the beginning and end
of modernism, the beginning and end of this century, the beginning and
end of a creative story which still makes a deep trace in the time.
Jovan Despotovic, art historian,
"…The exposition consists of about twenty
works which treats the problem light - darkness. For her, the light
is ontological category, the symbol of positive, life, but the darkness
is disappearance, dying. Afterthat, the pictures of dark chromatic register
in which one can see some abstract, symbolic signs, then the emphasized
invoices which announce the penetration of the light. The most successful
are the deeds of great form realized as diptych, triptych. Their body
is made of some forms which associate on an eye, spheres, even blades.
They are characterized by harmony,
rhythm, that is, the artist's fine sense for measure and space. The sophistication
of art expression is in the sign of minimalistic experiences transported
in original, significant way.
Natasa Nikcevic, art historian,