Gordana Zikic (Serbien), är gästkonstnär på Konstepidemin och Västra Götalandregionens stipendiat. Välkommen på besök i gästateljé Grindstugan, lördag 28 oktober kl. 12.00 – 16.00
Gordana Zikic is a shamanic artist, studying and incorporating traditions and innovations in shamanism, both ancestral and contemporary. She was born in Serbia, currently at Ph.D. studies in visual arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Belgrade, Serbia, where she got her MA and BA. Zikic has always been drawn to explore various cultural traditions and spirituality, exploring the ancient and symbolic traces of human experience and infusing them into a modern context. She creates pictures of existing images of myths and legends, shamanic symbols and archetypal images through a direct intuitive approach and interpretation of visual patterns. Eclectic mixes and visual hybrids of ancient and modern images, define a subjective view of the world, which expresses a personal symbolic language, values, and frame of reference in her sculptures, drawings, and installations. The world, and what is worthwhile in it, used as landmarks of moral and practical guidance for coping becomes not just a rational and conscious message, but a set of contents encoded in images that resemble mythological scenes.