Lot 68 - Tamara Jovandić-Everson - Untitled 1
Lot 68 - Tamara Jovandić-Everson - Untitled 1
Lot 68 - Tamara Jovandić-Everson - Untitled 1

Lot 68 - Tamara Jovandić-Everson - Untitled 1

Acrylic and Mixed Media on Paper

2021

A6 (15x10cm) Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

ARTIST INFO

 

About 

 

Tamara finished the Academy of Art in Sarajevo and has lived and worked in North London since 1992. She has over thirty group exhibitions in the UK, Ireland, France and the USA, and five solo shows. Tamara has exhibited at prestigious art galleries such as Mall Gallery, Cork Street, Royal College of Art, and many more.  

Tamara’s paintings, for a period of years, were about exploring female sexuality and nudity through expressionistic imagery, highlighting spiritual and religious themes which suggest a paradox. 

Tamara’s preoccupation for dramatic contrast and religious themes, using live models and working quickly and directly onto canvas, comes from a fascination with Italian Baroque and Caravaggio’s use of chiaroscuro and his rich and dark palette. 

Intending to relate to the viewer on the most intimate level, these works are always faceless and express the universality of torment through human emotion. 

Exploring the human body through suffering, sacrifice, isolation, and emptiness is autobiographical: based on life in exile, and a homeland torn apart in the civil war (former Yugoslavia). 

The works are generated from studies of life models. Drawings are then enlarged and painted on a larger scale. 

In recent works, there is further development in growing out of the narrative, investigating ‘painting within painting’, freeing and enlarging further parts of figurative artworks, bringing dramatic contrasts by using a variety of mediums to build texture including sand, plaster, and resin… 

 

Education 

 

1986-1991 Academy of Art, Sarajevo 

 

Select Exhibitions/Awards 

 

MAIN SOLO SHOWS: 

  

2018: Highgate Gallery – solo show 

2002: Mediterraneo Gallery, Chiswick, London 

2000: Terra Gallery, Chiswick, London 

1999: Workhouse Art Gallery, Chelsea, London 

1994: Locus Gallery, Hampstead, London 

1991: Zvono Gallery, Sarajevo 

  

GROUP EXHIBITIONS: 

  

2017    London Biennale, Chelsea 

2015    Royal College of Art, 20/21 International 

2014    Arthorp Gallery, Arts Depot Open 

2011    Galery 69, Limogue, France 

2010    Landmark Art Center, Summer Art Fair 

2010    Russian Art Fair, Park Lane, London 

2010    Christie’s auction, St.Mary’s Church, London 

2010    The Dissenters Gallery, London 

2009    The Bridge, Ladbroke Grove 

2007    National Gallery Museum, Croatia 

2006    Pro Art Exhibition, Chelsea Town Hal 

2004    Salon des Arts, “Religion, Art & War”, Knightsbridge, London 

2003    Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London2001    Unicorn Gallery, Fulham, London 

2001    Terra Gallery, Chiswick, London 

2000     Erotica, Olympia, Kensington, London 

2000     DFN Gallery, Manhattan, New York, USA 

1999     Candid Gallery, Islington, London 

1997     Talisman Fine Art Gallery, London 

1996     Workhouse Gallery, Chelsea, London 

1996     The Octagon, Fulham, London 

1995     Sternberg Centre for Judaism, London 

1995     The Illaca Gallery, Brighton 

1994     Art and Life in Exile Exhibition, University of London 

1994     Salama-Caro Gallery, Cork Street, London 

1994     The Crypt, St. Martins in the Fields, London 

1994     Garter Lane Arts Center, Waterford, Ireland 

1993     Leo Baeck Association, London Jewish Community, Hampstead 

1991    Group Exhibition of ULUBIH, Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo 

1991      Biennial Exhibition of Student Drawing Gallery of Student City, Belgrade 

1991      Exhibition at Foca Museum, Foca 

1990      Exhibition (Oil on canvas), Kamerni Theatre Gallery, Sarajevo 

 

Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork   

 

These works were based on life models and are observational, but expressive. 
In these works I tried to depict power of emotion by minimal use of colour via dramatic contrast and texture.  

 

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