Theodora Dimitrijevic Member Since June 2008 Artist Statement I was born in Toronto, Canada in 1989. I started painting in watercolour in 1997 and began exhibiting in 2000. Since then, I went on to express my creativity in other mediums incuding acrylic, oil, drawing, photography and computer generation.
I love it when art is somewhat removed from the mainstream culture of what typically classifies it as a ceratin art form, such as a work that is gothic or fantasy inspired but doesn't necessarily fit in the 'stereotype' of what you'd expect to see in that mainstream art genre. This hybrid cross in art is what I aim for in my own work, and a great drive in why I create art. I love the uncertainty of looking at something, and knowing, but not knowing.
Recently, I saw a painting in a gallery of a young woman holding out a pair of eye glasses in front of her. She was kneeling on the floor and looking into the glasses. The work was painted in a very pre-20th century style, while the glasses she held were modern to this century. It is this union of styles and genres that I hope to acheive in hybrid work.
I also like to create my own themes, such as butterflies in birdcages as a fantasy theme, so that I can escape what you'd expect to see in a fantasy genre.