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Milena Jovicevic (Montenegro) an artist’s statement

My work is inspired by everyday- life situations and paradoxes of contemporary society and world we live, that strange place saturated with the media, with an exaggerated production and exaggerated consumption. Everything is poised on the edge between the real and the virtual, erasing the boundary between the natural and artificial, permitted and prohibited, material and spiritual. In this general disarray, where many systems of values have been fundamentally shaken up and devoid of elementary emotions, every kind of addiction and slavery is sold for “freedom”. This society of depression and sedatives, shopaholics, betting addicts, Internet addicts and the most vulgar voyeurism is a very intriguing field for artistic research. The life in harmony with nature and its rules is quite impossible; destruction is key word of our time. World of my work is, unfortunately, very spoiled by this reality. I wish that I could close myself in the studio and paint peacefully, not minding for anything coming from outside. However, there is too much to what I can not be indifferent and it makes me work like this. My works are ironic, subversive. I work in various of media, from drawing to object- sculpture, painting, computer graphic and wall painting. Most of my works explores the stereotypes of everyday life with an emphasis on male- female relations in socio- political context. Consumerism is a phenomenon that intrigues me constantly. It has colored every aspect of life. Everything is for sale and everything is purchased. Everything is measured by money and the accumulation of material goods... In this zone of general madness and vulgarization of all fields: public and private, individual and collective, the body is in the center of all events. The body has always been a favorite theme and mystery for artists. However, in the second half of the twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty-first century the body is exposed in the most explicit and without reservation way, in its most intimate and fragile forms. It is nude, abused, exposed... The body, especially the female, is to such extent vulgarized and abused that I am panic- stricken thinking about it. Ancient Greece was obsessed with them body, but also with the spirit. From this equilibrium could not bear such a deviation, nor this obsession was directed against the body and human as it is today. In my work I explore the body reduced to a function and matrix for the producing of physical, often mechanical pleasures. The current order has placed it among one of items of consumerism which we consume as any other object of consumption … Milena Jovicevic www.milenajovicevic.com

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Articulaction Art Review February 2014  

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