Creating a sense of infinite space with the application of small, layered marks of paint, Dragica Milunovic’s works transport the viewer through the use of multiplication and reduction, transparency and reflection. These optical impressions imbue a sense of weightlessness on the canvas and three-dimensional acrylic surfaces in Milunovic’s solo exhibition Floating Marks.
Working with a minimalist, process based aesthetic, Dragica Milunovic builds her paintings with many layers of small marks to create a sense of infinity. Utilising the qualities of transparent and reflective materials she creates an environment that is subject to its own optical change.
The marks in Milunovic’s works are painted one by one using a small brush. When first applied, she explains, “the tension between the negative space and the positive space is enormous”, giving each small mark a monumental significance. The mark making process is repeated over and over, sometimes for a period of years, until the appropriate sense of depth is achieved.
Floating Marks opens at 7pm Friday 24 March in Mundaring Arts Centre’s Gallery 1 space. The artist will host an informal discussion and afternoon tea in the gallery on the final day of the exhibition, Sunday 30 April, from 1pm. The Gurawu Collection | Yamaji Artists, an exhibition celebrating the wildflower stories and landscapes of the Yamaji region in Midwest WA, will be on display in the adjoining exhibition space, Gallery 2, also from 24 March to 30 April 2017.