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Durdica Selec, Djuro in front of her paintings

Artist Statement

As a contemporary painter and a tech professional, I aim to convey a sensory overload born out of the pervasiveness of technoculture. My canvas offers familiar web graphics, and then distorts them: with no assigned compositional hierarchy, the layers cut and disrupt one another, achieving the most human tendency screens demonstrate: a lag, a bug, a glitch.

I find that nothing articulates virtual as well as the glitch does. Like beauty, it commands our attention, and wakes us up. We notice being plucked out of immediate reality and sucked into a virtual one. As digital noise compromises the materiality of canvas, I invite the viewer into such a waking opportunity.

Open Studios 2023

visit the artist in studio

Join us for a unique experience at Deptford Foundry in Lewisham! I would like to extend a warm invitation to my new studio with Second Floor Studios and Arts. I take pride in keeping my studio practice local, situated in the lively South London neighborhood of Deptford.

You're invited to visit us on May 13th and 14th, during our Open Studios Day from 12-6pm. You'll have the opportunity to explore the studios of diverse artists and makers, admire an exciting art exhibition, and acquire artworks at exclusive in-studio prices. Discover the thriving creative community in the area and get inspired by their work. We look forward to welcoming you!

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"There is no definitive perspective that dominates Selec’s works. Instead, they are both connected and disjointed by the changing grids and pixels contained within. On occasion the outcome is more fluid and attractive, other times it provokes risk and retaliation. Unlike an algorithm error set in place only to eradicate negative feedback, Selec warns and allures you towards tempting digital worlds."

~ Maryam Arshad, FAYD Editor in Chief

London Show

fitzrovia gallery, mar-apr 2023

I am very excited to invite you to a show I've co-curated with my Turps colleagues. We are showing our recent works in MUD, FOR YOU at The Fitzrovia Gallery in London, from 28/03 - 2/04.

All painters speak of their paints becoming “mud”, and this happens with any other medium too. All artists struggle to turn muck, grime and filth into something one will see as an artwork.

Join us to celebrate together at the PV, on the 31/03 at 6pm.

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"Selec’s work investigates the glitch, something that is mysterious, unknowable and usually temporary or short-lived. This transient fault is intrinsically difficult to troubleshoot and therefore hard to pin down in technological terms and life! The same can be said of the effects of uncertainty and the anxiety caused by technology and consuming media. The layers of glitch on glitch can confuse us further and thus mounts the tension and anxiety."

~ Karen Parker, Intersilient

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