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Untitled (2010)

Dara created this music-themed abstract painting in 2010. The conceptual framework is the slow Dissipation of things and their absorption into the past which is symbolized by the pink color that seems to slowly peel off from the canvas showing the green background. The same line of thought may apply for the golden line that horizonzally runs with an interruption through the painting. Together with the sparse circles it looks like the remains of a notation. Yet the remaining traces seem to emanate an even greater impact than the one they would have in their original preserved shape which also points to the power that memories can have, especially if they are connected to music.

Dara Zindovic (2010): Untitled, acrylic on canvas, 60 cm x 120 cm / 23,62″ x 47,24″

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4-year-anniversary of Dara Pictures – A small gallery of Dara’s work

 

1)Opening of the Exhibition “End of Year Sale” @ art bv Berchtoldvilla, Salzburg from November 4th to December 14th, 2017

2)Dara Zindovic (2012): Untitled, acrylic on canvas, 40 cm × 40 cm / 15,75″ × 15,75″

3)Dara Zindovic (n.d.): Untitled (Triptychon), acrylic on canvas, 30 cm × 30 cm (11,81″ × 11,81″)

Untitled (2001)

This is one of Dara’s great masterpieces made with oil. A number of geometric elements in white, purple, blue and red and in various states of matter are dispersed over fragile textures in yellow. Influenced by abstract expressionism, street art and the work of Cy Twombly the painting seems to depict a showdown of a polycentric happening both at its major peak and its slow dissolution, thus showcasing one of Dara’s major themes, the process of becoming and fading away of things. Dara Zindovic (2001): Untitled, oil on canvas, 130 cm x 120 cm / 51,18” x 47,24”

Blurred City View on a Sunny Fall Afternoon

From 1994

Study in Circles

 

On this painting from 2008 Dara explores a differential spatial distribution of circular elements. Voluminous circles serve as the background for a gathering of colorful micro-circles that becomes increasingly dense towards the painting’s center. In spite of the loose and playful arrangement that does not seem to follow strict formal rules the painting deals with the theme of contrasts between large and small circles, the center and periphery, watery vs. strong coloration and the exciting visual effects that result from the overlappings of the eclectic elements. Dara Zindovic (2008): Untitled, acrylic on cotton paper, 57 cm x 75 cm / 22,44“ x 29,53“

Venice

 

These two paintings are a tribute to Venice. The focus shifts from the mere presentation of a complex city landscape to the interesting interplay of the town with the expansive, endless sea. The works highlight the beauty of the city and also deal with the city’s precarity by being located next to the sea. The sea itself has the role of an amorphous dominant force that must be contained from drowning the treasures of the town, but on the other hand also has a complimenting role as a canvas that reflects the sparkling city lights.

Dara Zindovic (n.d.): Untitled, acrylic on canvas, 120 cm x  120 cm / 47,24″ x 47,24″

Dara Zindovic (2009): Venice, acrylic on canvas, 100 cm x 100 cm / 39,37″ x 39,37″

Urbanism Gone Wild

Wow, what a tornado of impressions! The works presented in this posting belong to some of the most complex compositions Dara has ever made. On them countless fragmentary units are joined together to form a larger, highly differentiated polychromatic entity. The paintings may be seen as an artistic memory of her old hometown Dubrovnik. Like many coastal towns that rest on hills its famous view is characterized by ascending rows of houses. On the paintings the structure of the towering elements is raw, wild, unruly, chaotic, there is no consideration of a planned and linear orderliness as is usual in town planning. The bits and pieces appear more like tags arbitrarily applied on a wall and are put together in a collage-like manner. The works show an appreciation for urbanism, fragmentation, density and the sparks that fly out of such a lively mixture.

Dara Zindovic (n.d.): Untitled (acryl on cotton paper; 57 cm x 75 cm / 22,44“ x 29,53“ each)

Flower Triptychon, June 2017

Dara Zindovic (2017): Untitled, acrylic on cotton paper, 72 cm x 7 cm / 28,35“ x 2,76“ each

Triptychon (2014), Part 3

Dara Zindovic (2014): Untitled (part 3 of a Triptychon), acrylic on canvas, 23,62″ x 19,69″ / 60 cm x 50 cm

Triptychon (2014), Part 2

Dara Zindovic (2014): Untitled (part 2 of a Triptychon), acrylic on canvas, 23,62″ x 19,69″ / 60 cm x 50 cm