Artist of the Day / Sonja Barbaric / Zagreb, Croatia

Sonja’s work is very compelling.  She can, and often does, tell the viewer when she did each painting, and what she was feeling and trying to express.  I also love her last name.  I’d prefer Michael Barbaric to Mike Smith!  Maybe …………

“I paint, therefore I am. Nothing in the world makes me as happy as the process of creating.  And I can’t wait to see what I’ll do next. Oh how I love new ideas.”

“When it comes to art that I do, especially painting and drawing, what matters to me the most is the idea. Execution is important but I’m not very preoccupied with style. I guess you could say that I like to experiment and let my own art surprise me. These ideas I get come to me in a flash.”

“Before I even start doing anything I see a clear image, a visualization of an idea in my head, and I end up just following that vision through.  Very often I feel extremly compelled to get these images out of my mind instantly because I become obsessed with them.”

About destructivetesting

I'm a self-taught artist who prefers to use found objects in ways that were never intended. I'm not interested in making 10 or 100 of the same object. This, of course, takes more time to make each piece. I also prefer a more minimalist look, where each part of a piece can be appreciated. I consider my clocks to be small sculptures with moving parts. And, my lamps to be small sculptures with light. My mirrors are reflective sculptures. DESTRUCTIVE TESTING means to push something to it's limits to understand it's structural performance or material behavior under different stresses. I interpret this in my artwork as using materials in different ways or combinations than they were designed to be used. I also just like the slightly ominous sound of the term...
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3 Responses to Artist of the Day / Sonja Barbaric / Zagreb, Croatia

  1. barbaraelka says:

    Some of your post have drooling… I would love to collect art …I have only 25% of my data plan left so I dare not browse a lot. Have you posted your mobile on etsy yet?

  2. I’ve sent you a personal email.


  3. Wow, her work is incredible. Thank you so much for introducing her here.

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