Mirjana Bobić Mojisilović
September 10th, 2013


“Comic imagination that’s drawn from real life is related to art,” Henri Bergson.

Landscapes that Mirjana Bobić Mojsilović created in the period of 2012 and 2013, look like a completely new phase in her painting, in fact, they are just a continuation of the painting of the world with laughter, tears, and melancholy that had previously spilled over her heroes, located on beaches and docks, heroes who are always “captured” in photo frames. If her earlier portraits looked like landscapes, now her landscapes look like portraits. The place, the forest, the terrace, the gazebo, now have the character of the person – witty, melancholy, remarkably like people who do not have pictures, who are somewhere on the sea, in the house, outside the frame where there is only a New love mess. Now people have disappeared from her paintings, (because just at that moment, somewhere, outside the frame of the picture, they’re kissing each other, make love, console each other, or prepare for a feast), Mirjana Bobić Mojsilović shows their landscapes, their places, siesta, their naps, and their hedonism. What was “scenography” on her earlier paintings, now becomes a template for the landscape.

The landscape becomes a kind of living room, the living room is a symbolic square, and the square becomes private and even an intimate space with people who have time, who like to play and who are not in the rush.

“Ne poznajem nijedan drugi način suočavanja sa velikim temama, a da to nije igra: među karakteristikama veličine, ovo je bitna pretpostavka”, Friedrich Nietzsche (Ecce Homo).

All paintings are made with acrylic on canvas.

Mirjana Bobić Mojsilović has so far had five solo exhibitions in Belgrade, and her paintings are on the covers of all her books.