Danica Firulovic, Perceptions of White

Danica Firulovic's all-white paintings in square formats have been guided by an interest in reductive, non-objective art and the emotion evoked by the predominance of white. 

Art Exhibition previously on at Galerie pompom in New South Wales, Australia.
From Wednesday 18 January 2017 to Sunday 12 February 2017
Launch Wednesday 18 January 2017, 6-8pm

Two White Squares on White image

Published by Galerie pompom on Wednesday 18 January 2017.
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Close inspection of the works reveals evidence of the artist’s hand, in the smooth brush strokes and the lines meticulously drawn with pencil. The outer edge of the support, often left bare and unpainted, is of equal importance as it frames the white-on-white geometric composition. The reduced palette creates insistent neutrality and connects with the unadulterated geometric shapes, which vary in tonal application and require slow engagement as the subtleness of white serves as a meditative distraction.

Danica Firulovic (b. 1987) is a Sydney-based artist residing at Square One Studios in Alexandria. She is committed to geometric, monochromatic abstraction and the subject of feeling, in order to create works that require a response of pure emotion. In 2009, Firulovic completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts/Arts at the College of Fine Arts (COFA), now UNSW Art and Design. In 2010, she completed a Diploma of Education and returned to UNSW Art and Design from 2012 to 2013 to study a Master of Art Administration, undertaking internships in public programs and registration. Her studies and travel have allowed for a methodical exploration of Abstract Expressionism, with a focus on the works of Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman, Robert Ryman and those of Robert Motherwell. In addition, hard-edge minimalists, Josef Albers and Agnes Martin have guided the formal characteristics of her work. Firulovic has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions. In 2015, her first solo exhibition, White on White, at Factory 49, was reviewed by arts writer Rose Niland. In 2016, Firulovic presented a solo exhibition Albescence at Gaffa Gallery and was a finalist in the Chippendale New World Art Prize and the Blacktown City Art Prize.