IRIS MIHATOV MIOCIC
of my painting is a human. Human relationships, emotions, subjective
experience, view of the world, etc. Human is inexhaustible source of my
painting issues. There is nothing in this world that can offer so many
different and simultaneously interesting stories like human can.
I always start
from the basis of my paintings and that is photography. I am connected
with it same as I am to a blank paper, canvas, brush. Photography
represents a frozen picture to me; I choose a cadre and let myself to
the process in which world around me begins to turn into a series of
I do not bend to
hyperrealism which is often related to painting through photography, I
dare to name my painting style photo expressionism.
Besides acrylics I
very often paint in watercolor because of larger artistic opportunities.
It is easier and simpler to reach the painting solution, and watercolor
itself has incredible features that cannot be measured to any other
For now, my
painting is full of ups and downs that kind of make me happy because
stagnation in this work gives me no inspiration.
Ups and downs push me to work harder, to go forward. That
continuous process is like a labyrinth in which eventually I find a way
out, a new painting subject. The true challenge in painting for me is to
find spirituality, myself and through my paintings stimulate someone to
contemplate, or just feel… anything!
Iris Mihatov Miocic,
artwork by Iris Mihatov Miocic