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Maja Grecic

Joined Artfinder: Aug. 2014

Artworks for sale: 471

(78)

United Kingdom

About Maja Grecic

 
Professional Plan
 
  • Biography
    To Maja the meaning of painting considers, above all, an empty surface, that then becomes a space in which one seeks and reaches the formula of some kind of enlightenment and symbolical self-inclusion to the process of life, through the magical appeal of the unknown. This attitude involves complete openness that leads to fusion of two spaces, spiritual and physical. The tension that rises from this dichotomy, from the confrontation of internal and external, is the seed to a constant generation of exciting visual substances. They vary between associative-abstract, figurative and symbolic. Thus, it is a unique eloquence that fuses them together in an organic whole. The visual language of Maja is founded, upon all, in the intensive, yet sensitive colouring. At the same time, it represents a complex system of morphological processes that involve a constant movement and dialectical growth. In this visual idea nothing is final. The semantic game of searching and revealing is happening within her works as a perpetual cycle of creation and reshaping. At the same time, they keep within the authentic excitement of creation projected on the viewer, and bring one inside this dynamic and suggestive process.

    Dragana Kovacic, art historian and curator at National Museum in Belgrade, from the catalogue for exhibition in Gallery SULUJ, Belgrade.

    "Every blade of grass, leaf, rock or water flowing, carries vibration of feelings, memories, love in the broadest sense, a link with the past and ancestors, a glimmer of distant time events in cosmos, a hint of eternity. Listening to the voice of  internal intuition, my paintings are searching for those feelings, the myths of the past, once lived moment in space and time, and are looking for a connection between pre-state and the moment in which they arise. My tendency is not to impose my own sensation of experienced in this process, but to encourage the contemplation and bring the viewer into the picture as a participant in the creative process, so that the image lives on and continues to develop in the eye of the beholder. Nature, whether it's an organic or non-organic world, in itself leads to contemplation. And there, in that inner world, the thoughtfulness that has no use for practical implementation, ultimately leads to creation."
    Maja Grecic

    Maja Grecic emerged as an artist studying at Belgrade University of Arts, Serbia, where a good, traditional approach to figurative painting was nurtured as foundation for any further course of development. Her art journey led her towards abstract art during her studies, when she did a series of bigger paintings inspired by her sister Tatiana Grecic's composition "Dolphin variations" for piano. Most of the paintings she painted over the years had an Abstract etiquette, but were always based on elements from reality that appeared as fragments and symbols, more or less visible. She speaks through colour to express her intimate thoughts. It is always her personal experience and emotion that is a source of ideas for her next work.
    She obtained MFA degree in painting from University of Fine Arts in Belgrade in 1999.  She is a member of Serbian Fine Artists Association (ULUS), since 1994. Since 1989 she took part in many solo and group exhibitions both in Serbia, UK and Europe. She was an artist in residence at "Cite Internationale des Arts", Paris, France, in 2000.
    Maja now lives and creates in West Wales, UK.










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  • Education

    1995 - 1999

    Academy of Fine Arts, University of Arts, Belgrade, Serbia

    1988 - 1993

    Academy of Fine Arts, University of Arts, Belgrade, Serbia

  • Awards

    1992

    JIK Bank award

    Awarded for mosaic of a poor girl offering bread on platter.

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    1990

    Djurdje Teodorovic Fund award

    Student award for the best drawing of "Evening nude" for studies of a female nude in soft crayons
  • Upcoming Events

    There are no upcoming events

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    Previous events

    Event: "Be Bold for Change"

    Dates: Feb. 25, 2017 - March 30, 2017

    Venue: Off The Wall Gallery, Llandaff, Cardiff, UK

    "Be Bold for Change" Celebrating International Women's Day Show Started 25th February. "Be Bold for Change" is the theme for International Womens' Day, March 8th.

    "Our new show is in celebration of this and women artists. We will be showing an exciting range of art of all media from some talented and exciting names."

    Event: Christmas Delights

    Dates: Nov. 21, 2015 - Jan. 22, 2016

    Venue: Off The Wall Gallery, Llandaff, Cardiff, UK

    Upcoming event! Some of my artworks will be displayed in a Christmas show at Off the Wall Art Gallery, Cardiff. If you are nearby, come and take a look!

    Event: Off the Wall Sizzling Summer Show

    Dates: Aug. 8, 2014 - Sept. 21, 2014

    Venue: Off the Wall Contemporary Art Gallery, The Old Probate Registry, Cardiff Road, Cardiff CF5 2DQ

    Off the Wall, is Wales’ premier, modern, contemporary art gallery which features art of the highest quality from some of the most talented artists both in the UK and internationally.
    Off the Walls’ annual summer show is a chance to catch up on earlier exhibitions, highlighting our most popular artists as well as showcasing some new ones.

    Event: Maja Grecic Art

    Dates: April 21, 2014 - May 9, 2014

    Venue: Gartholwg Lifelong Learning Centre, Church Village, Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff CF38 1RQ

    A solo exhibition of paintings.

    Event: Christmas bazaar

    Dates: Nov. 21, 2013 - Jan. 15, 2014

    Venue: Off the Wall Contemporary Art Gallery, The Old Probate Registry, Cardiff Road, Cardiff CF5 2DQ

    Off the Wall’s Christmas exhibition is a mixed show featuring popular artists throughout 2013, as well as introducing some exciting, new ones.

    Event: Inner and Outer Worlds

    Dates: July 2, 2013 - July 28, 2013

    Venue: St Donats Arts Centre, UWC Atlantic College, St Donat's Castle, Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan CF61 1W

    I had this exhibition when my son was just 2 months old. It consisted of various paintings, dating from 2007 to 2013, interconnecting nature, outer world, and inner world of my emotions.

    Event: Showcase Cities

    Dates: April 17, 2013 - April 18, 2013

    Venue: Rich Mix, London

    Contemporary Visual Art and Performance

    Beautifully presented exhibitions; a fantastic opportunity to see emerging artists display new works and ideas, live music from a selection of excellent unsigned soloists and quirky roaming theatre too!

    Event: A Woman’s Touch: Celebrating International Women’s Day

    Dates: March 7, 2013 - April 9, 2013

    Venue: Off the Wall Contemporary Art Gallery, The Old Probate Registry, Cardiff Road, Cardiff CF5 2DQ

    Off the Wall is delighted once again to dedicate its next show to International Women’s Day (IWD), which is formally on March 8th.

    A wide range of art and sculptures will be on show by women, but for everyone’s tastes.

    IWD provides a common day for globally recognising and applauding women’s achievements as well as for observing and highlighting gender inequalities and issues. Women do not often have the platform to really display their talents as this exhibition will do.

    Event: Art & the Environment

    Dates: Feb. 7, 2012 - March 6, 2012

    Venue: Off the Wall Contemporary Art Gallery, The Old Probate Registry, Cardiff Road, Cardiff CF5 2DQ

    Off the Wall’s first exhibition of the New Year is a mixed show that focuses on the world we inhabit and how various artists are inspired and portray it.. Those artists include: Stuart Ellis, Lesley Jones, Janine Thompson, Louise Collis, Maja Grecic, Matt Forster, Howard Jones, Gareth Jones, Phil Davis, Victoria Horkan & Vernon Jones.

    Event: Painting exhibition

    Dates: Sept. 21, 2009 - Oct. 3, 2009

    Venue: SULUJ Gallery, Terazije 26/II Belgrade, Serbia

    Colorific spaces
    Painting exhibition

    Event: Paintings from nature

    Dates: Jan. 14, 2003 - Feb. 11, 2003

    Venue: House of Djura Jaksic, the poet, Skadarska 34, Belgrade, Serbia

    Painting exhibition

    Event: MFA Exhibition

    Dates: July 23, 1999 - Aug. 16, 1999

    Venue: FLU Gallery, Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts, Knez Mihajlova Street, Belgrade, Serbia

    Exhibition of paintings for the MFA degree.

    Event: Painting exhibition

    Dates: Sept. 16, 1997 - Sept. 28, 1997

    Venue: KNU Gallery of the Foundation of Ilija M. Kolarac, Studentski trg 5, Beograd 11000, Serbia

    Exhibition of large abstract paintings made during my graduate studies.

    Event: Exhibition of Art Colony

    Dates: Aug. 31, 1996 - Sept. 14, 1996

    Venue: Didimoteichon, Didimoteichon, Greece

    International exhibition of Art Colony in Didimoteichon, Greece

    Event: Dolphin Variations

    Dates: Aug. 15, 1994 - Sept. 5, 1994

    Venue: Paletta Art Gallery, Cultural Centre of Belgrade, Trg republike 5, Kneza Mihaila, Beograd, Serbia

    My first solo exhibition of paintings inspired by "Dolphin variations" for piano by Tatiana Grecic Dutoit

Professional Plan

Links


Education

1995 - 1999

Academy of Fine Arts, University of Arts, Belgrade, Serbia

1988 - 1993

Academy of Fine Arts, University of Arts, Belgrade, Serbia


Awards

1992

JIK Bank award

Awarded for mosaic of a poor girl offering bread on platter.

Show more awardsHide

1990

Djurdje Teodorovic Fund award

Student award for the best drawing of "Evening nude" for studies of a female nude in soft crayons

There are no upcoming events

Show previous eventsHide previous events

Previous events

Event: "Be Bold for Change"

Dates: Feb. 25, 2017 - March 30, 2017

Venue: Off The Wall Gallery, Llandaff, Cardiff, UK

"Be Bold for Change" Celebrating International Women's Day Show Started 25th February. "Be Bold for Change" is the theme for International Womens' Day, March 8th.

"Our new show is in celebration of this and women artists. We will be showing an exciting range of art of all media from some talented and exciting names."

Event: Christmas Delights

Dates: Nov. 21, 2015 - Jan. 22, 2016

Venue: Off The Wall Gallery, Llandaff, Cardiff, UK

Upcoming event! Some of my artworks will be displayed in a Christmas show at Off the Wall Art Gallery, Cardiff. If you are nearby, come and take a look!

Event: Off the Wall Sizzling Summer Show

Dates: Aug. 8, 2014 - Sept. 21, 2014

Venue: Off the Wall Contemporary Art Gallery, The Old Probate Registry, Cardiff Road, Cardiff CF5 2DQ

Off the Wall, is Wales’ premier, modern, contemporary art gallery which features art of the highest quality from some of the most talented artists both in the UK and internationally.
Off the Walls’ annual summer show is a chance to catch up on earlier exhibitions, highlighting our most popular artists as well as showcasing some new ones.

Event: Maja Grecic Art

Dates: April 21, 2014 - May 9, 2014

Venue: Gartholwg Lifelong Learning Centre, Church Village, Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff CF38 1RQ

A solo exhibition of paintings.

Event: Christmas bazaar

Dates: Nov. 21, 2013 - Jan. 15, 2014

Venue: Off the Wall Contemporary Art Gallery, The Old Probate Registry, Cardiff Road, Cardiff CF5 2DQ

Off the Wall’s Christmas exhibition is a mixed show featuring popular artists throughout 2013, as well as introducing some exciting, new ones.

Event: Inner and Outer Worlds

Dates: July 2, 2013 - July 28, 2013

Venue: St Donats Arts Centre, UWC Atlantic College, St Donat's Castle, Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan CF61 1W

I had this exhibition when my son was just 2 months old. It consisted of various paintings, dating from 2007 to 2013, interconnecting nature, outer world, and inner world of my emotions.

Event: Showcase Cities

Dates: April 17, 2013 - April 18, 2013

Venue: Rich Mix, London

Contemporary Visual Art and Performance

Beautifully presented exhibitions; a fantastic opportunity to see emerging artists display new works and ideas, live music from a selection of excellent unsigned soloists and quirky roaming theatre too!

Event: A Woman’s Touch: Celebrating International Women’s Day

Dates: March 7, 2013 - April 9, 2013

Venue: Off the Wall Contemporary Art Gallery, The Old Probate Registry, Cardiff Road, Cardiff CF5 2DQ

Off the Wall is delighted once again to dedicate its next show to International Women’s Day (IWD), which is formally on March 8th.

A wide range of art and sculptures will be on show by women, but for everyone’s tastes.

IWD provides a common day for globally recognising and applauding women’s achievements as well as for observing and highlighting gender inequalities and issues. Women do not often have the platform to really display their talents as this exhibition will do.

Event: Art & the Environment

Dates: Feb. 7, 2012 - March 6, 2012

Venue: Off the Wall Contemporary Art Gallery, The Old Probate Registry, Cardiff Road, Cardiff CF5 2DQ

Off the Wall’s first exhibition of the New Year is a mixed show that focuses on the world we inhabit and how various artists are inspired and portray it.. Those artists include: Stuart Ellis, Lesley Jones, Janine Thompson, Louise Collis, Maja Grecic, Matt Forster, Howard Jones, Gareth Jones, Phil Davis, Victoria Horkan & Vernon Jones.

Event: Painting exhibition

Dates: Sept. 21, 2009 - Oct. 3, 2009

Venue: SULUJ Gallery, Terazije 26/II Belgrade, Serbia

Colorific spaces
Painting exhibition

Event: Paintings from nature

Dates: Jan. 14, 2003 - Feb. 11, 2003

Venue: House of Djura Jaksic, the poet, Skadarska 34, Belgrade, Serbia

Painting exhibition

Event: MFA Exhibition

Dates: July 23, 1999 - Aug. 16, 1999

Venue: FLU Gallery, Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts, Knez Mihajlova Street, Belgrade, Serbia

Exhibition of paintings for the MFA degree.

Event: Painting exhibition

Dates: Sept. 16, 1997 - Sept. 28, 1997

Venue: KNU Gallery of the Foundation of Ilija M. Kolarac, Studentski trg 5, Beograd 11000, Serbia

Exhibition of large abstract paintings made during my graduate studies.

Event: Exhibition of Art Colony

Dates: Aug. 31, 1996 - Sept. 14, 1996

Venue: Didimoteichon, Didimoteichon, Greece

International exhibition of Art Colony in Didimoteichon, Greece

Event: Dolphin Variations

Dates: Aug. 15, 1994 - Sept. 5, 1994

Venue: Paletta Art Gallery, Cultural Centre of Belgrade, Trg republike 5, Kneza Mihaila, Beograd, Serbia

My first solo exhibition of paintings inspired by "Dolphin variations" for piano by Tatiana Grecic Dutoit


 

Biography

To Maja the meaning of painting considers, above all, an empty surface, that then becomes a space in which one seeks and reaches the formula of some kind of enlightenment and symbolical self-inclusion to the process of life, through the magical appeal of the unknown. This attitude involves complete openness that leads to fusion of two spaces, spiritual and physical. The tension that rises from this dichotomy, from the confrontation of internal and external, is the seed to a constant generation of exciting visual substances. They vary between associative-abstract, figurative and symbolic. Thus, it is a unique eloquence that fuses them together in an organic whole. The visual language of Maja is founded, upon all, in the intensive, yet sensitive colouring. At the same time, it represents a complex system of morphological processes that involve a constant movement and dialectical growth. In this visual idea nothing is final. The semantic game of searching and revealing is happening within her works as a perpetual cycle of creation and reshaping. At the same time, they keep within the authentic excitement of creation projected on the viewer, and bring one inside this dynamic and suggestive process.

Dragana Kovacic, art historian and curator at National Museum in Belgrade, from the catalogue for exhibition in Gallery SULUJ, Belgrade.

"Every blade of grass, leaf, rock or water flowing, carries vibration of feelings, memories, love in the broadest sense, a link with the past and ancestors, a glimmer of distant time events in cosmos, a hint of eternity. Listening to the voice of  internal intuition, my paintings are searching for those feelings, the myths of the past, once lived moment in space and time, and are looking for a connection between pre-state and the moment in which they arise. My tendency is not to impose my own sensation of experienced in this process, but to encourage the contemplation and bring the viewer into the picture as a participant in the creative process, so that the image lives on and continues to develop in the eye of the beholder. Nature, whether it's an organic or non-organic world, in itself leads to contemplation. And there, in that inner world, the thoughtfulness that has no use for practical implementation, ultimately leads to creation."
Maja Grecic

Maja Grecic emerged as an artist studying at Belgrade University of Arts, Serbia, where a good, traditional approach to figurative painting was nurtured as foundation for any further course of development. Her art journey led her towards abstract art during her studies, when she did a series of bigger paintings inspired by her sister Tatiana Grecic's composition "Dolphin variations" for piano. Most of the paintings she painted over the years had an Abstract etiquette, but were always based on elements from reality that appeared as fragments and symbols, more or less visible. She speaks through colour to express her intimate thoughts. It is always her personal experience and emotion that is a source of ideas for her next work.
She obtained MFA degree in painting from University of Fine Arts in Belgrade in 1999.  She is a member of Serbian Fine Artists Association (ULUS), since 1994. Since 1989 she took part in many solo and group exhibitions both in Serbia, UK and Europe. She was an artist in residence at "Cite Internationale des Arts", Paris, France, in 2000.
Maja now lives and creates in West Wales, UK.










 
 
 
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