Multi-award winning photographer Marina Zivkovic has her first solo exhibition opening, as part of the 2018 Head On Photo Festival.
Marina won multiple awards at the 2018 AIPP NSW Epson Professional Photography awards held this past weekend in Canberra. She was the 2017 AIPP NSW Student Professional Photographer of the Year.
Marina’s quirky self-portrait series entitled Human: A Work in Progress, is a stunning collection of renaissance influenced portraiture with a twist.
Describing her series as “a collection of characterisations by prop inspo”, using everyday household items to create characters with depth to mystify and delight the viewer. As a former actor she says “I was drawing on instinct to create these characters by using my imagination to develop their history and conscience. I drew on my own life experience albeit sub-consciously at times!”
The series has a remarkable aesthetic referencing art history with a simplicity upon first glance. Yet each photograph has a quality that intrigues the viewer with an air of mystery and depth that holds the eye.
“The idea was that at first glance the photographs are reminiscent of renaissance art, yet upon closer examination, one may be delighted to learn that some of the props are things like a paper towel, a dining chair cushion and even a garbage can lid!” says Marina. “I just love the surprise on people’s faces when they realise what some of the props are.”
The 2018 Head on Photographic Festival is currently in its 9th year and is one of the most prestigious global photographic festivals, attracting many photography greats. Exhibitors were selected based on their creativity and the overall impact of their collections.
Artist talk takes place 12 May at 4.30pm.
Thursdays, 10am to 1.30am
Saturdays, 4.30pm to 3am
Sundays, all day
Tuesday 1 May to Friday 1 June 2018
Except Sunday 6 May, Sunday 13 May, Sunday 20 May and Sunday 27 May