Anja Jelaska

1989
Split, Croatia

In my work I explore the correlation between certain criticism, parody and play through a variety of media. I am interested in relations between symbolic, subconscious and conscious, also reality and illusion in general.
Often I interfere context of game and its elements in order to emphasize the infantile character of the part of the work, work which is sometimes wrapped in a serious form.
I am taking seemingly familiar elements from the reality; I am changing their purpose, bringing them to absurdity and vice versa giving something seemingly irrelevant certain importance and role. Sometimes it is about interventions in space, interventions with which only in small shifts and different adjustments in space and within space known purposeful contexts of objects lose their meaning and purpose and become aesthetic objects in space.
It is always about questioning the roles and limits of the imagination within reality, construct and upgrade within physical and mental shape in relation to the work, and about the possibilities of transformation, conversion and directing various elements.

 

Education

2012       Graduated with a Master degree of Fine Arts in painting at the Arts Academy, University of Split
2007       Graduated painting design at the School of Visual art in Split

 

Exhibitions

2020       UTOPIA - DYSTOPIA, international juried online exhibition - curated by Sonja Švec  Španjol                   

               ART AND POLITICS, group juried exhibition, HDLU Art gallery, Pula 

               PARALLAX EXHIBITION , Kensington Town Hall, London

2013       ESSL ART AWARD CEE 2013 (Vienna) , Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb

2012       TATI I TATLINU/TO MY DAD AND TATLIN (solo exhibition) - curated by Gabrijela Terze - ,,FFWD- Tuesdays in the Gallery’’, Gallery of Fine Arts, Split
               MA FINAL EXHIBITION, Painting department, Multimedia Cultural Centre – MKC, Split
2011       5. SPLITGRAPHIC – international graphic art biennale, Old City Hall, Split
               PRODUCTION OF PAINTING DEPARTMENT, Multimedia Cultural Center – MKC, Split
2010       HYBRID MEDIA CAMP, Museum of Contemporary Art, Novi Sad, Serbia
               FINAL EXHIBITION, Painting department, Arts Academy Split

 

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