The flower depicted is not only quite unlike any flower that can be found in the real world, it is also different from other paintings by Dara of the same theme. Instead of the leaves that adorn a flower’s stem, this time the focus is on the bulky trunk that has a sensual, curvy silhouette unlike the straight line of flower stalks in real nature. In the front of the picture a golden stem expands over the surface like a metallic fortification of the plant – one is inclined to think of a plant equivalent of the concept of the cyborg, but also of a vase. This latter notion is dispelled by the shapes around the golden stem that look as if various states of motion of the flower have been layered one over another. They show different shapes of the stem in other colors as if it takes on different moods at different times. A continuous element seems to be the aura in faded pink that suggests that this flower might be blushing frequently … in the upper part the stem segues into a purple part that carries the flower head with a radiating shimmering core. The overall impression left is that of a mystical shapeshifiting figure in front of a sunny and optimistic backdrop.
Dara Zindovic (2019): Untitled, acrylic on paper, 21 cm x 73cm / 9,02“ x 29,75“
Currently on exhibit at Salzburg’s “art bv Berchtoldvilla” is Dara’s “Blaue Magie” (“Blue Magic”). It is a painting that presents the sky and the sea as dominant forces with people’s lives unfolding between earth and heaven. The stream of multicolored leaves symbolizes the fragility of life. Lurking below and above the major blue surfaces are tiny stripes of colors that playfully undercut the irreducibility and originary status of these forces of nature.
Dara Zindovic (2019): “Blaue Magie” (“Blue Magic”), acrylic on canvas, 1 m x 1m; 39,37″ x 39,37″ at the exhibition “Das Blaue vom Himmel” (literally “The Blue of the Sky”; figuratively: “Everything Under the Moon”) at “art bv Berchtoldvilla”, Josef-Preis-Allee 12 from July 13 to August 22.
This tapestry created in 2010 consists of delicate interthreaded colorful lines on which dots in different colors are applied. The composition resembles a playful tablature or coordinate system. It radiates an air of ease and strength which is why the sparsely and playfully applied dots seem to be well placed at any spot of the texture.
Dara Zindovic (2010): Untitled, acryl on paper, 9,06“ x 27,95“ unframed / 11,02“ x 30,71“ with red cardboard frame
In the past two years Dara’s creative work centered around flowers. Instead of depicting them in a multitude as they exist in bushes, shrubs or as they are traditionally shown in still life pictures, she chose to present them in an individualistic way highlighting the specific features of each flower on the different paintings. She also focused less on a naturalistic representation, but rather took the form of the flower as a departure point for an experimentation with the blending of colors. The result are paintings of flowers that seem to originate from a different galaxy. This is no less the case with her most recent work presented in this posting. The flowers on these two paintings look less like plants as they actually occur in nature, but more as distant planets from sci-fi novels. Their partially transparent shape only adds to their dreamy and sensual appeareance.
Dara Zindovic (2018): 2 x Untitled, acrylic on paper, 30 cm x 30 cm / 11,81″ x 11,81″
For this holiday season Dara created the special image of an angel in the shape of a heart that travels through the sky and brings peace, love and safety to the humankind. Dara wishes beautiful festivities to everyone who celebrates Christmas these days and a wonderful time to everyone else.
Dara Zindovic (2018): Untitled, acrylic on paper, 30 cm x 30,5 cm / 11,81″ x 12,01″