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: Prana', an installation created for Galerie Bart, Nijmegen, November 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:
First Sunray of the Day - UV print on aluminum, covered with epoxy 90x60cm; 4 coloured metal poles
Sky - UV print on aluminum, covered with epoxy 120x80cm
Dance of the Seagals - UV print on aluminum, covered with epoxy 90x60cm; coloured foam