Born 1983 in Kragujevac. Graduated in 2011 from the Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade, Department of painting with prof. Siniša Žikić. Achieving exceptional results while studying, she was a grantee of the Republic of Serbia’s Foundation for the development of young scientists and artists and of the "Dragoslav Srejović" Foundation. She won the first prize for drawing “The reality we live in” and second prize for the drawing at the Drawing Biennial LUK. Till today, Stefanija has had twelve solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group exhibitions, prominent art projects, and colonies. She is a member of ULUPUDS (The Association of Applied Arts Artists and Designers of Serbia). Lives and works in Belgrade, Serbia.
The Anatomy Of Consciousness
Selection from a private collection
These carefully selected artists, whose works express aesthetics of the Western esotericism, entwined with macabre pictures and memento mori messages filled with occult symbolism, represent the concept of the exhibition under the name “The anatomy of consciousness”. The sentence “The anatomy of consciousness” points to the devotion of every chosen individual to the unique artistic and aesthetic expression which one builds into one’s work. With this expression, the artist explores the depths of the human mind and the abyss of existentialism in which the modern man finds himself imprisoned between a ruthless existence and the lack of power to resist fate – the fate which he has unconsciously built for centuries, while recklessly rushing across searing tracks into the chasm of civilization. These devoted artists work every day on a unique way to decipher the nature of the world and the being, so that they may divide time by periods and thus leave a mark in the horizontal continuum called the material world.