The Golden Ratio
This is a series of artworks that I started working on in 2018.
I am developing and researching the harmony of perfect proportions, colors, tones, and shapes through precise geometry.
The cycle is deeply based around the abstract form.
Golden Light pieces are a segment of a larger series named The Golden Ratio. The style of painting, colors, and tones are connecting these pieces while separating them as an independent series of artwork that can stand on its own. Contrasts and tone values have caught my attention and these relations are the driving force behind my work with light as a final detail. One of my main inspirations for these artworks is the legacy of Paul Klee.
Decisive in searching for her harmony, Marija is on a quest for her own perfection. She achieves harmony in the very act of creation by tonal values and sporadically accented gilding, in order to reach the point of light as a final “crescendo”. Her paintings have an associative value, at the moment when Marija pauses in her abstraction and leaves to the observer to develop his/her own personal experience and interpretation.
Kruna Novović, MA art historian
Marija's watercolors are abstract, defined by lines, reduced to aestheticized chromatic scales which meet in a moment of light. Although geometrized, refined, as the author herself emphasizes, they look like landscapes created from "colored steam". They give the impression of blurred landscapes, scenes viewed through cast, reinforced glass, low-resolution photographs. The names of the works are also allusive. These are time markers - the time of day to which the pictures associate the artist. That the timesheet is recorded in the format that appears on digital clocks, so it is also the same in the form of the name of the work, Marija consciously or unconsciously contributed to the digitization of an impression.
Marija Bajić, MA art historian