Artist bio

Iva Martinović was born on September 26th, 1995. in Splitu. She attended Art Academy in Split where she graduated 2019. in the class of professor Viktor Popović. She was a part of several group exhibitions. Solo show: The Great Ones, Culture center Zlatna Vrata, Split, November, 2019., The Great Ones, Hotel Cornaro, Split, December, 2019. Destructiveness, organisation of Klub Mladih, Split, November, 2020., Synergy, part of a Posvoji prostor, Praznine 2021 project, CHC, Split, February, 2021. She is a memeber of a HULU organisation.





Artist Statement

Destructiveness is putting focus on the social destructive tendencies. Toxic substances become analogy of social toxicity. The paleness of paintings painted on black cloth is showing the collapse of value and authentic character. The slightly scary shapes of small distortions are like that because of human fear to deal with themselves. Coronavirus disease made us to stop and question our lives. Are we destructive towards others? Are we auto destructive? Process of finding one’s identity is a process of a lifetime. Faced with our own destructiveness, we can finally realize that destruction in this world is nothing more than our mirror. We need to learn how to change in order to change our realities.

How it fits into contest

My entry fits because my work is dealing with problems of society..

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