Art, // March 28, 2021
Bojana — ARTIST
Interview with artist Bojana —
1. Who are you and what do you do?
Hi, I’m Bojana. I’m a multidimensional artist. I make art with messages for the betterment of humanity. I’m currently deep in the zone of consciousness and quantum mechanics as I’m trying to solve some conundrums about existence. We all have unanswered questions in that realm. Since I’m a problem-solver by nature, I thought I’d tackle some of them, lol.
2. Why art?
Something at my core pulls me towards art like a magnetic force from which I can’t break away. And I don’t want to. Nothing feels more right to me. I’ve tested it out, lol. Besides, I’m good at it.
3. What is your earliest memory of wanting to be an artist?
Parent-teacher night in first grade… that’s when I first proclaimed I wanted to be an artist. Everyone laughed at me. Prior to that I didn’t know how to define it, but I lived as an artist, always. I remember drawing on the side of my family’s stucco house in Serbia with chunks of brick until my fingers bled. Then I drew with the blood. I remember getting in trouble for it repeatedly, lol.
4. What are your favorite subject(s) and media(s)?
Consciousness and various aspects of universal functionality are probably above all the rest right now. I have a need for understanding how things work, how we work. I explore through art as others do through math. Currently, I favor digital media mostly due to its efficiency, but also because it can defy physics in ways other media can’t.
5. How do you work and approach your subject?
Seemingly endless iteration until I work out all the kinks in my mind and in my sketchbooks. It really depends on the scale of the work, its purpose, and a slew of other details. I mentally build and rebuild a thousand times before I commit to physically creating something. I have to be certain I’ll get it right on the first try, and I always do at that stage of the process. It really speeds things along.
6. What are your favorite artwork(s), artist(s)?
Hmmm… I remember being mesmerized by M.C. Escher’s work as a kid. I particularly loved the metamorphosis of the fish into birds, in Sky and Water, because it opened my mind to a new way of seeing the world and its possibilities. Some of my other faves are Georgia O’Keeffe, Salvador Dali, Andy Goldsworthy, Roy Lichtenstein, and Fred Sandback.
7. What are the best responses you have had to your work?
Someone told me they loved my Interspersions series because it was logical. I was over the moon! Oh, and I had a studio visitor whose forefinger gravitated towards one of my alien skull paintings as she said, “I just wanna touch it! It has so much depth, I could barely stop myself!” People generally give me really great feedback.
8. What do you like about your work?
Somehow I landed at conceptualism and I loooove this space! I had no idea it would be so much fun! It’s definitely a lot of hard work and research, but it’s so worth it! I really enjoy the analytical process, but my favorite part is when all the pieces come together and people understand the message… especially when they first claimed not to understand art, lol. I like to shed a little light on their worlds. I think it’s a win-win.
9. What advice would you give to other artists?
Where would you like me to begin? In the words of William Shakespeare, to thine own self be true. That’s probably the best advice anyone could give that applies to everything you do in life. Beyond that, set a goal and commit to it until you accomplish that goal. Then create a bigger goal and keep moving forward. And keep detailed records… process is everything. You can learn so much from yourself! Lastly, but most importantly, trust your gut. You’ve got to believe in yourself. There’s no way around that as far as I can see.
10. Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?
Hopefully, working with Elon Musk in some capacity. I’m very space-oriented and I think we’d be on the same aesthetic, pragmatic, and futuristic pages. We definitely have potential for a magical business relationship. Wishful thinking, right? Lol
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