2017 International Art Festival

Artist Official Entries

Katarina Rasic

Mumbai India
Katarina Rasic is an artist from Belgrade, Serbia, working and living in Mumbai. Through traveling and experiencing new places, her art is constantly changing and developing new levels, exploring different ways of expression, through painting, installation and performance work. She graduated with a Masters in painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade, and she has been awarded with a stipend for Young Talents of the Republic of Serbia. Rasic is a member of the Association of Fine Artists of Serbia. She has exhibited in many solo and group exhibitions in Serbia and abroad. She was working on the project, Art Adda, performance art intervention in ruined buildings and spaces, supported by The Indian Foundation for Art through a project 560 in 2014. In 2015, she started Dream Box, an ongoing performance art series in Sri Lanka, and then continued in Belgrade. Currently, she is working on a project, Melting Pot – a traveling exhibition of 4 women artists. You can see her more detailed biography and artworks on her website : http://www.katarinarasic.rs/ http://meltingpotontour.blogspot.co.uk/ http://cloudconversations.weebly.com/ ARTIST STATEMENT: “In my artistic practice I have been exploring the ideas of belonging, tradition, female identity. Concept of “home” and national identity is particularly interesting topic for me to explore. Hailing from a country with a turbulent history and living on a different continent (India) I can say that my cultural identity was formed as a blend of many different influences. I was born in the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia which fell apart in 1992 and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was formed, in 2003 it became Serbia and Montenegro, and in 2006 just Serbia, so without changing my location I lived in 4 countries. Therefore, I never formed a strong national identity rather I see myself as a melting pot of different cultures, costumes and ways of thinking and understanding, blending together in one personality. In my artwork, I am trying to explore myself as a person, as an artist, as a performance artist, and as a woman. As a visual artist and a performance artist, I am trying to intermingle these two mediums, using my body to express concepts and then using canvas to bring out what has changed in me with the performance.”
© Katarina Rasic | In the heart of the city 7104
2017 Painting | In The Heart Of The City
Acrylic and oil on canvas, 122 X 91 cm, 2016
EUR $1,800
© Katarina Rasic | World explorations 7105
2017 Painting | World Explorations
Acrylic, oil and gold leaf on canvas, 108 x 90 cm, 2016
EUR $1,000
© Katarina Rasic | World explorations2 7106
2017 Painting | World Explorations2
Acrylic, oil and gold leaf on canvas, 108 x 90 cm, 2016
EUR $900
© Katarina Rasic | Yugonostalgia 7107
2017 Painting | Yugonostalgia
Acrylic and oil on cnavas, 108 x 90 cm, 2016
EUR $950
© Katarina Rasic | Collective memories 7108
2017 Painting | Collective Memories
Acrylic and oil on canvas, 91 x 61 cm, 2016
EUR $800
© Katarina Rasic | At the confluence of two rivers 7109
2017 Painting | At The Confluence Of Two Rivers
Acrylic, oil and gold leafs on cnavas, 91 x 61 cm, 2016
EUR $800
© Katarina Rasic | Flowing 7110
2017 Painting | Flowing
Acrylic on canvas, 91 x 61 cm, 2016
EUR $750
© Katarina Rasic | Reflections 7111
2017 Painting | Reflections
Acrylic on canvas, 165 X 80 cm , 2015
EUR $1,500