My artwork is an attempt to reconcile my physical surroundings with the fears, fascinations, curiosities,memories and daydreams occupying my mind. The collages , constructions,stage designs consist of common artifacts, materials, and scenes from everyday life, which have been rearranged and reassembled into various forms, patterns, and illustrations.My works map not only physical locations but also psychological and emotional spaces.
While in a proces of work I put myself in an explorative mode,search and create a pliable structure for intuition, improvisation and chance. I change found objects,fragments of newsprint,trash,scratch paper by their context,therefor they are becoming new things which evoke my feelings,certan events or persons.Collage, drawing, painting,use of typography, stencils,nets have become my methods for navigating the blurry space of my reactions on surrounding,memories and imagination. The handmade element of craft allows for the beauty of imperfection. Using hand-cut paper shapes as collage material,ready made objects,trash brings the work into a sculptural space that hovers between two and three dimensions.
Ivana Krauz Nikolic is mix media artist curently living in Prague, Czech Republic, originally from Belgrade, Serbia. She holds a MA degree in Theatre, Film and TV stage and set design from Academy of Applied Arts, Belgrade and DAMU, Prague. Author of stage and set designs on numerous projects in the fields of theatre, film and comercial. Professionally involved in graphic and web design.