Rina Vukobratovic is a photographer and visual artist currently living in Serbia, with a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, Serbia.
- 5.06.2014. Girl Who Sees the Verses, Gallery Salon 77, Niš, Serbia
- 1.12.2014. Solo exhibition Gallery KC Grad, Belgrade, Serbia
Children Stolen From Reality 2012/2013
Attracted to transparent boundaries between reality and fantasy emphasized with the medium of photography, in my artwork I decided to show reality as the stage. Suffi ciently uninterested in “photographic moment”, what I find interesting in photography is changing its sense, meaning and language by changing one of its parts. Guided by curiosity I cut fi gures from old family albums, then, interrupting them at their own game, I relocate them to a new space created for them.
Figures have been removed from their comfortable world and transferred to designed, completely empty uncomfortable rooms. Now they appear startled, new space highlights
their depression and anxiety. My work can be seen as a dramatization of reality, inspired by childish imagination.
Girl Who Sees the Verses 2012
Through a game of written sensations (haiku verses) and current sensations (visualisation of the the same) I create a completely new world. Through a creative game of picturing words from haiku verses I learn experiences of early childhood and the forms of personal development and behaviour. By reading each haiku separately, I am trying to visually construct and note down the moment by living through it again. Although they belong to the past, I am making an effort to ‘watch’ them still from a child’s perspective. But they inevitably get the sense of some other reality and go through a transformation. At that point a fantastic metamorphosis occurs from ‘me – a child’ to ‘a child inside of me’.
Abandoned House 2010/2011
The idea with which I started my work is based on recollecting memories and facing traumatical experience from my childhood as well as repressed emotions for many years. Childhood memories in time become less vivid. Although they provoke powerful feelings they still vibrate like an echo. I am trying to note them down by not focusing only on some special moment,
situation or event , but exclusively on emotion.