Somewhere Here on Earth (2014)
by Bojana Knezevic
We can feel the Artist's passion for the mystique of the tropics. She incorporated the region’s lush colors and organic forms into her paintings and drawings. Symbolism and the desire to show "mystery" is nowhere more evident than in her canvas that reflect much more than simply a beautifully painted nude. She gave life to an exotic world in a jungles paintings and fantastic visions suspended between dream and reality. The painting Somewhere on Earth is a self-portrait and it shows the artist as a tribe, black woman surrounded by pink lotuses. There is a stranger hidden in the mass of large green leaves. The both are staring at something mysterious and unknown to us.
Bojana Knezevic is Serbian artist based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Her work has been awarded and exhibited worldwide, including museums and galleries in USA, Great Britain, Spain, Germany, Italy, India and Serbia.
Informed by her background in fine art and new media studies (University of Fine Arts, Belgrade), her practice combines academic research with an interest in contemporary culture to create a unique aesthetic space in which the conceptual meets the visual.