Lot 70 - Tamara Jovandić-Everson - Untitled 3
Acrylic and Mixed Media on Paper
A6 (15x10cm) Original Artwork
Signed on Verso
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…
1986-1991 Academy of Art, Sarajevo
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
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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