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Jelena Tomasevic

artist  |  Jelena Tomasevic

Podgorica

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Jelena Tomasevic is a visual artist living and working between Podgorica and Berlin. She is interested in the absurd, idiocy, irony, sadness, daydreaming, humour, melancholy, loneliness, joy, pointless scenes, violence. Her body of work is focused around the pressure of political and social mechanisms exerted upon individuals and presented in the form of mechanical tools hurting people in her works. She is intrigued by situations of tension, the moments before ... Read more
Jelena Tomasevic is a visual artist living and working between Podgorica and Berlin.

She is interested in the absurd, idiocy, irony, sadness, daydreaming, humour, melancholy, loneliness, joy, pointless scenes, violence. Her body of work is focused around the pressure of political and social mechanisms exerted upon individuals and presented in the form of mechanical tools hurting people in her works. She is intrigued by situations of tension, the moments before something happens.

"If you observe carefully, you will see a curvature on some figures on my works that makes them look as if they were about to fall. The same happens to some architecture in my works.

Process of copying or leaving traces of one's self on paper, is very similar to the process of memorizing. In my works, people are copied from photographs and the architecture is made of concrete. My collection of photos is vast and diverse. It comprises everything from photos of people dying in hospitals, to fashion photos from magazines or random photos of sights and scenes that the eye remembers through peripheral vision. I hold the peripheral vision to be comprehensive, as opposed to the focused vision, which has a bit of a calculated character." Read less
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