This week I had lots of time to look for interesting art to share with you. And I found loads of young, new, relatively unknown painters with impressive samples of their artwork.
However, they will have to wait, because I got stuck with a young photographer from Zagreb, Croatia. There is a relatively new branch of photography, finding falling down spaces – often at great personal risk for the artist – and capturing the beauty of decay. I would count Mirna Pavlovic amongst these, although she says about her art and intentions:
My images rely on a sense of scale, introspection and imagery of the mind. Photographing abandoned places is not merely a quest to document a society slowly losing its grandeur and its will to prosper and preserve. Nor is it about seeking grandeur in a collapsing structure. It is rather about provoking a certain get-up-and-go feeling. About reclaiming places deemed inaccessible and/or forbidden. About the deconstruction of everyday life.
Ever which way one looks at it, the outcome is very beautyful, I think. I am sure, some of you will think the same. Please have a look.