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″
Dara continues her artistic exploration of flowers by creating an imaginative reinterpretation of the theme – in front of a sublime background of liquid and tender colors Dara‘s flowers appear in a more evasive shape than ever. The blueprint of this new series looks half plant, half alien with no discernible leaves and two stems that form a helix. Surfaces with different colors are being created each time the stems intersect while the bloom has a chameleon-like surface and is surrounded by a captivating glow. The flower on the second painting has a more conventional structure, but the large flowing leaves on the thin elongated stem seem to hint at what it might have looked like had Dalì decided to paint melting flowers instead of melting clocks.
Dara Zindovic (2018): 2 x Untitled, acrylic on paper, 21 cm × 73 cm / 9,02″ x 27,95″
Dara’s latest painting has her return to her well established style of mixing together various elements that do not seamlessly fit together. Over an evenly spread yellow grounding a small formatted foundation in purple and in a more dotted painting style is placed. It seems to exfoliate towards the middle while the background and the arrangement of circles in the center exude a more powerful presence. The colorful patches represent an abstract cluster of stars – by putting them in an artificial environment instead of their natural context the painting assumes a pop-oriented and postmodern sensibility. Dara Zindovic (2018): Untitled, acrylic on canvas, 27,56″ x 27,56″ / 70 cm x 70 cm