Size: 35.43"W x 25.59"H x 0.04"D
Year Created: 2014
'Dust Devil' (medium size).
90cm x 65cm, from edition of 5 plus 2AP.
Also available as small edition of 7, and large edition of 3.
Total of 15 pieces, in all sizes
"My motives are sometimes dark and gloomy and often present dreamlike ambients and strange beings.
I am inspired by my surroundings and I see potential in various everyday things and relations, people, nature, architecture, even food. I see them sometimes as fragments of my work. Most of times they stay just that, fragments, and sometimes they become unified into a whole and therefore start to exist as a part of my sceneries.
By using real life photographs and textures I give my work a feel of realism, although the themes are far from being realistic…"
I create surreal scenes from real life situations. These strange worlds are symbolic presentations of how I perceive life, emotions, sexuality and relationships, human behaviour and whatever else surrounds me.
They change and grow, along with changes and transformations that life brings us.
After I mastered the use digital tools, a whole new world opened for me as an artist. I could take what I saw in front of me through the lens of my camera to some other spheres, which cannot be found in reality. I could finally present my visions and dreams in a way I imagine..."
Limited Edition artworks are available as giclée, museum-quality, archival pigment prints, professionally printed Hahnemühle acid free paper with white border. Comes with signed & numbered certificate of authenticity.
Prints are sent unframed.
During the proofing process Nikolina works closely with her printer to produce colors and finishes for every artwork, with attention to crisp details of the print. Each print is carefully inspected before final dispatching.
All quoted dimensions represent the actual printed image size, not the paper size.
Please enquire with artist for any works not seen in gallery
Full series at http:/www.nikolinapetolas.com
Nikolina is a visual artist from Zagreb, Croatia. She works in various techniques, such as photo collage, oils and acrylics. In her metaphorical presentations, from multiple personalities, dreamlike landscapes to strange and dark characters, creatures and environments, she uses the observation of inner conflicts and questions that arise from them, as a dreamy and vivid example to show complex human emotions and drives as well as her subjective personal experience of the world. Nikolina's work has gained awards and recognitions and has been shown in numerous international exhibitions and several art projects. Her work is included in the largest exhibition of surrealist art in the world "International Surrealism Now" and is also represented in the prestige "Lexikon der Phantastischen Künstler" by Gerhard Habarta.