About my work
My entire work is based on reflecting on the fundamental issues of composition, colour, and light. My works are realised primarily through series of abstract paintings and drawings, but I also draw upon other mediums and forms including sculpture, video, and installation.
My works convey their meaning in a language of pure art; they rely on dealing with creational issues and completely disregard the concepts of theme and object. By applying solid, thick layers of colour, the brushstrokes touch and permeate each other, thus creating an effect of a solid structure 'hovering over' the painting surface. A special atmosphere, positive pulsation, serenity and harmony contribute to bringing together the rational and the perceptive, the concrete and the intimate in work. A painting is often born out of an insignificant detail such as a perception of a certain colour, the feel of texture, recalling a specific shape or sound, thus developing through an unspecified period of time to the very maturity or certainty that these details can be turned into new life. Aimlessly, following the natural and instinctive striving for the ultimate moment when an artwork finally takes shape, in anxiety and exaltation, the practical artistic work comes down to searching for the optimal expression – elusive, always beyond our grasp hidden among thousands of possibilities, and almost every time finds its end in an entirely unexpected shape or form. The mutual dependability and connection among the artworks is very often invisible, but it is the inherent unity of the exhibited works which clearly emphasises the character and the solid nature of the poetics and the mutual relatedness and relationship among the artworks. Therefore, my work can be perceived as a 'total' work where the spectator can take pleasure in the unity of the works, but they can also concentrate on a specific format which, each for itself, represents a specific free-standing microcosm.
Mihaela Vujnovic was born in 1989 in Croatia. She grew up in Belgrade, where she graduated in fine art from the Faculty of Fine Arts. Afterwards, she moved to France where she was awarded an MFA from the École Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Nancy. In 2015, she received another MFA degree from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade, and her work has been the subject of several solo and group exhibitions in Europe.