Hi, I'm Katarina Juričić, artist & researcher on photography based in-between the Netherlands and Croatia. If you want to reach me, you can send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org), find me on Instagram (@kat_juri), or give me a call (+31644494983).
Documentation of 'Orange & Blue: Oasis', a site-specific installation presented during Graduation Festival at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, July 2019
Staring at the Sun and the Sea. The scenery is magical and I feel relieved. The light and the colors nurture my eyes, and the images remain in my mind. Infinite combinations of Orange and Blue, compressed in a memory where reality merges with fantasy.
“Orange&Blue” is a study which brings together materialization of memory and physicality of photography. I recall a very familiar yet sublime experience of Sunrise and Sunset, a scenery both visually and emotionally profound, and use the means of Light, Form and Color to capture the essence of it.
By taking the iconic imagery of sunrises and sunsets which our memory is loaded with as a reference, I’m using the darkness of the photo studio as a place to recreate the full range of sunlight colors which we experience throughout the day. Orange and blue light serves as a tool to come as close as possible to the feeling one has when being in the sun and soaking its warmth and color. Throughout the process of re-imagining the iconic imagery, figuration reaches abstraction and all that’s left in the image are light, form and color, ultimately the constitutive elements of any photograph.
The final form is a site-specific installation where photographic work expands into the space and evokes a physical experience of intangible matters of memory and digital photography.
List of works:
Sunrise - UV print on aluminum, covered with epoxy 156x104cm
Sky - UV print on aluminum, covered with epoxy 90x60cm
Sunset - UV print on aluminum, covered with epoxy 135x90cm; blue mesh curtain
Sunrays - UV print on aluminum, covered with epoxy 60x40cm; mounted on a glass stand
Sunlight - 90-window vitrail in combination with 11 orange TL lights, unpredictable light conditions constantly changing throughout the day
Seascape - UV print on aluminum, covered with epoxy 80x53cm; glass tank with blue water
Reflection - Bended mirror plexiglass 100x66cm