Surreal collages by Natasa Stanisic
Natasa Stanisic graduated as an Engineer of Architecture with specialization in urban planning, but she is currently involved in many artistic practices and works as an independent curator, mail artist, video artist…
The most impressive works from her portfolio are her collages – often surreal and combining unusual elements, creating characters and landscapes that seem to belong to the sphere of dreams and subconscious, evoking complex emotions, and sometimes adding humor to the mix.
One of the exhibitions that Natasa has curated is titled ‘Archetypology’ a show about archetypal characters and stories which deals, among other things, with the subconscious – especially with the Jungian interpretation of importance of archetypes and the collective subconscious in psychology. The subconscious seems to be a very important area of interest for Natasa.
The fragmented, recombined images are the ‘signature’ feature of Natasa’s work
Natasa is a prolific mail-artist – she has participated in many mail-art shows all around the world, and she has organized/curated several as well. Mail-art/Fluxus art often employs elements of dadaism, anti-art, mixed media techniques, and a sense of humor…
Natasa doesn’t shy away from dealing with negative and frightening emotions, either – one of the mail-art shows she has worked on is titled ‘A Book About Death’, and she often explores the ideas of dealing with pain, loss, death, and the ideas of afterlife.
Collage/Stopmotion video by Natasa Stanisic
You can see more of Natasa’s work at http://www.behance.net/natasastanisic/frame