Nevena Vuksanovic – Serbia, Belgrade

Paternity of hunchbacks - gypsum, patina  2,15 x 1,20m; 2012

Paternity of hunchbacks – gypsum, patina 2,15 x 1,20m; 2012

Briefly describe the work you do.

To build a sculpture I need physical involvement, great immediacy. Forms mature upon their long being created in imagination. At the moment of personal separation from them, during the tension of my overall sensibility, I become one with the created object. My body is released from something that was up to then part of it.

Tell us a little about your background and how that influences you as an artist.

I was born in Belgrade, Serbia. I have finished high school for graphic design where my professor discovered my talent for sculpture .After I enrolled in Faculty for Fine Arts in Belgrade department of sculpture and 2012 I finished master studies at the class of professor Mrdjan Bajic.

Chaos - gypsum, branches, paint, 2m x 1,30m

Chaos – gypsum, branches, paint, 2m x 1,30m

The concept of the “artist studio” has a broad range of meanings, especially in contemporary practice. The idea of the artist toiling away alone in a room may not necessarily reflect what many artists do from day to day anymore. Describe your studio practice and how it differs from traditional notions of “being in the studio”.

My studio is my living room in the same time. I also  draw , read, watch movies and make smaller sculptures there. During the summer I work mostly in the yard because I like to change places and natural environment.

What unique roles do you see yourself as the artist playing that you may not have envisioned yourself in when you first started making art?

When I first started making art I didn’t think that I would become so serious and sincere in what I do. Also, I didn’t imagine that, while I’m working, I would have to distance myself from those who mostly strive towards cheap and down to earth matters.

When do you find is the best time of day to make art? Do You have time set aside every day, every week or do you just work whenever you can?

I mostly like to work late at night while some music that I like is playing in the background. That is when my focus is most intense.

Cheetah - wire, wool, 1,20 x 2m; 2008

Cheetah – wire, wool, 1,20 x 2m; 2008

How has your work changed in the last 5 years? How is it the same?

My work has changed once I started to get to know myself. It became more intense , more compact and more connected with me.

Are there people such as family, friends, writers, philosophers or even pop icons that have had an impact on the work you do?

My work was mostly influenced by my professors from the Academy, certain competent literature, movies and music. Artists that I find most distinguished are Kiki Smith and Louise Bourgeois.

If you had an occupation outside of being an artist, what would that be and why?

If I was’t an artist I would probably be a researcher. I would go to the little explored lands and be in contact with wild animals.

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