Friday 6 December 2013

Jovana Mitic - Drawing crowds in London

On a bright and crisp morning in London the latest artwork in the Cardboard City exhibition is causing quite a stir. We're not the only ones who are opening Social Advent door No.6. This one was placed along the south bank of the Thames opposite Temple Underground and beside the London TV Studios.
Jovana Mitic - Social Advent #6

Keen art hunters opening the door

Our artist today is Jovana Mitic, who is not only catching the public's attention here in London but back in her homeland of Serbia and on the international stage too. 2013 has been her year, she exhibited in several group exhibition in her country as well as International Art projects in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Romania, Hungary, Switzerland, Germany, Ireland.

Jovana Mitic
'New Belgrade Ghetto'
In the past 12 months her accolades include: 1st prize in graphic category, XI International Exhibition "Women painters“, Serbia: 2nd prize at “October Salon” - Cultural Centre in Leskovac, Serbia: Winner of “The Big Draw” - drawing competition, The Beatles Story, Liverpool, United Kingdom: 1st prize at Fifth International exhibition for miniatures, Trag gallery.

Recently she told me "What do I do as an artist? – I destroy form, deal in abstract art. Yet isolation from the outer world is not complete but there is always an association and connection with the outer world. This is less obvious in some paintings but in some connection with reality is obvious. Although I create a new world, it is, still, in a way, inspired by the existing one. Today we cannot renounce the world we leave in...”.

3 recent exhibits
Jovana is a recent discovery for me when she swept in to reach the shortlist for the Art Jazzed Up exhibition at the Shaw Gallery last month. I imagine that this wont be the last time that this tenacious artist will catch the attention of the public in the years to come.


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