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Jelena Petric (b. 1988) is an artist based in Zagreb. In 2019 she acquired MA in Arts Education, Academy of Fine Arts, University of Zagreb. She was a participant of the WHW Academy in the year 2018/19. She exposed her artwork in the 54 Zagreb Salon of Visual Arts under the curatorial concept Without anesthesia and was awarded for her work with The youth 54. Zagrebački salon award. She has participated in solo and group exhibitions. In 2019 in Zagreb she was a part of the group exhibitions by the WHW Academy in Nova Gallery, in Museum of Contemporary Arts she exhibited on Erste fragmenti 15 and had her solo exhibition Prokrustova posteljica in VN gallery. She is a member of a nonprofit organization Kružok and a pop-up gallery Garaža Kamba. She received the commendation of Academy of Fine Arts, University of Zagreb, for successful work for academic years 2015/16 and 2016/17 and special rector’s award for 2014/15.

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How many people are needed to change the cours, photo by damir žižić
Artist statement

We see the world less than the sense that for us is part of the world we look at. The visible is the house of sense.Its space is made up of emerging thoughts.The outside that will be thought of inside. Bernard Noël What do we really see? Sometimes it seems to me that all art can be reduced to the act of making decisions. That's why the author has such definition, the creator stands by something, his own decisions. These decisions reveal our worldview, the constructions of our worlds. There's something between each work of one artist, something meaningful, which shows us much more than we can see. The field of my concern is discovering this subtle orderliness from which our realities are weaved. Through objects, substances or gestures, the intention is sharing the thought. And when two thoughts are harmonized, we could call it beauty, which is always the consequence, never the goal.I've always been attracted to the piece of art which at first glance are no different from reality. It was a challenge to figure out that distinction which is in our experience, once we know that there is no step back we break with all the misconceptions about cognition outside of us and become aware that we are the creators of our own worlds. The idea is only one but the forms it takes are limitless. They are essential to shaping the spirit of our time.Art expresses what is on the edge between matter and thought. Works of art are present in the world, but they state more through the way we see than what we see. It's amazing when we find them in a pile of bodies or objects, on the street or the screen, in motion or emotion. They're everywhere if we take a closer look.

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