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Djuro Selec, contemporary painter

Artist Statement

As a contemporary painter and a tech professional, Djuro aims to portray the vibrant chaos of screen culture. Her complex relationship with technology fuels her artistic vision, expressing an emotional range from deprivation and addiction to enthusiasm and cautious consumption, all in a balanced visual frenzy. Drawing inspiration from both digital expanse and her immediate surroundings, she handcrafts a canvas that marries the virtual with the tactile.

Djuro’s process-led paintings are whimsical "digital landscapes" that bear the imprint of screens, infused with her signature painting technique, and marked by playful disruption. There's a rebellious lack of compositional hierarchy and pictorial sense; instead, layers collide and interact, mirroring the most human tendency tech demonstrates: 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 blurs the boundaries between the tangible and the ephemeral, I invite the viewer into such a mindful opportunity.”

SFSA Painting Open

Deptford Foundry, London

I am excited to be showing with SFSA's No Format Gallery this November. Second Floor Studios is where I found a home for my London practice.

SFSA have a long history of being inclusive and offering opportunity to all artists.

2023 sees the return of the SFSA Painting Open, the no format Gallery vibrant, end of year show of small format work. We look forward to welcoming you and your friends.


more Info

"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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