TAG Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Cultural Center "Novi Sad", former Yugoslavia, present day Serbia
My Solo Shows
TAG Gallery is proud to present "Paintings" the inaugural exhibition
of Yugoslav-born visual artist and educator NELA. Comprised of water media
work on Yupo Paper, NELA’s paintings are archived in various series and groupings,
all inspired by different facets of the human psyche and imagination. Groupings vary
from raw, emotional, and meditative to distorted twisted realities that subvert
their source inspiration. NELA melds her particular cultural sensibility with
thoughts and events of a contemporary nature. As a stark contrast to her often-crude subject matters, NELA uses a sleek, new age type of painting surface, Yupo Paper.
As such, uncommon swirling textures fill her canvas, leading the viewer
through a visual journey, narrated by the drips and brush strokes
that fill the paper. These works aim to celebrate the marriage of the elusive
and unpredictability of Yupo Paper with water-based media, effectively
mirroring the artist’s philosophies and ever-changing, living spirit.
The only remaining photo of my first
Solo Exhibition in 1993, in the former
present day Rep. of Serbia,
Cultural Center Novi Sad.
(Nela V. Steric), Visual Artist/Creativity Coach
Nela's Art Studio