Djuro’s work at first seems a bright and bold venture into a digital world of computer graphics. But the soft colours hide a harder reality. Under their surface is a different world – a manipulative and seductive place of traps and fault lines, disruptive, dangerous and overwhelming. She is interested in the very contemporary tension between the real and virtual worlds, and how our dependence on ever more powerful technology creates confusion between the two.
~ Leslie Manasseh, Brixton Blog
Ambient Anxiety, London
This work was part of a joint London exhibition with a fellow South London artist Elina Yumasheva. Aptly titled "Ambient Anxiety”, the joint concept follows the unshakeable sensation that exists in contemporary everyday life.
"The Top 5 Art Exhibitions in SE London" ~ Tabish Khan.
“Selec has a system using grids to spray paint through, shifting them slightly to recreate the glitch we see on a screen. The breakup of the surface of the paint echoes the pixelating as the grid replicates the matrix of transistors and capacitors, allowing or blocking the colours to show. Ghosting the shapes and colours produces a recognisable fleeting moment on a screen captured on canvas. Not Responding (Beachball) is an all too familiar icon whirling annoyingly in todays virtual world. Selec’s image suggests a portal through the beachball shape, but frustratingly it looks the same world beyond.”
~ Karen Parker, Intersilient