Mina Glogovac :: SEVENTH HEAVEN

Clouds that have been given life cease being only a part of nature and become deeply personal. The being of the artist who has given life to them becomes weightless, and the very artistic act timeless and impossible to attribute.

Starting with the way the sky is treated in the compositions of the Renaissance painters, where the sky triumphs as the integral part of the composition determining the total tonality and sensitivity of the painting, Mina Glogovac goes to the limits - she devotes the whole composition to the sky. Using confident brush strokes in her paintings of the sky, Mina Glogovac attempts to stop and seize the day (carpe diem), to express a certain ungraspable truth about herself, her life, her environment. This ''seizing'' of the day and the piece of the sky for the artist means living life and enjoyment of life, which in a broader sense means her commitment to ideas of beauty and the joy of life.

It does not matter we experience Mina's skies as a unique counter reaction to the restrictions imposed on man's life in the contemporary world (reactions in regards to life space, erudition, thoughts, social states...), as a mirror of the earth or landscape over which they appear, as an allegory of life (together with the symbols that are treated gradationally but not in the correct order - vastness, breakthrough, passage, path, open space, light...), or as an allegory of freedom - the chosen subject matter denotes a universal principle of interconnections between the deeply personal and the objective, the material and the contemplative, the micro and macrocosmic. The sky is thus the accomplice of history, man, nature..., witness to evolution, all present and eternal, that which itself changes every moment of the day - a controversial phenomenon with a lot of truth on the duality of beings and things, that pervades while the force of the blueness and infinity encompasses us from the large plane trees.

Mare Jankova Grujić, MA,
art historian