“Simplicity is, in fact, complexity, and to understand its importance, it must be spared its essence” Brancusi.”
Inspired by the seemingly incompatible patterns of Byzantine and Japanese art drawn by the simplicity of expression, I begin to observe them int he same way fine Japanese lines and the harmony and warmth of Byzantine frescoes become my role model and guidline in my creation. Another of the compounds is the use of gold and silver leafs in a very subtle and sophisticated way. It just becomes a topic that occupies me. Depressed by the way in which the sheet (silver and gold) absorbs and reflects light, as new motives in my paintings begin to reveal the reflections of the same. Also, in the desire to demonstrate the variability and unrepeatability of the moment, these sheets make it possible. The warm glow of space in which we find ourselves and changes that created when moving or changing the light. Collecting and shining at the same time. Working with the golden leaves creates in me a sense of joy, love, and purity of the spirit. Like the sun when it illuminates us. As silver is cold but refined, it resembles moonlight. To use together warmly and coldly to the right and the balance is a real chalenge. I try to convey these feelings of inner peace to the observer. I’m trying to show the rhythms of life and the vibration of the spirit. Shimmering, sparkling images that vibrate and shake. Maybe another world.
Dragana Stefanovic Gutesa
Born in Belgrade in 1970, she graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in 1997 in the class of Prof. Radomir Reljic. M.Sc. in the class of the same professor in 1999. She is a member of ULUS. He won the 1st prize of Petar Lubard for painting in 1996 and for the best drawing of the Academy of Fine arts. He participated in many group exhibitions (Perspectives, Spring Salon, Biennial of Drawings).
1998. Gallery I.M.Kolarca
1999. Gallery FLU
2006.Gallery Art point
Her paintings are found in private collections in China, Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, Italy, and Greece. He lives and works in Belgrade.