Jan Kossen

Contemporary Art Gallery

Hatidza Mulic

2016

CV/BIO

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Bosnian Resurrection
2016

Artists Statement

With this body of work I am exploring the visible and invisible about the human nature. Ever since I was a child I have been fascinated by the essential unreality of the human condition. What starts out as hope soon becomes corrupted into a carnival of lust, leaving only a sense of nihilism and the dawn of a new beginning.

I have always endeavored to go where I thought the point of view of another individual is—to arrive at another’s viewpoint. This destination was the key to wholeness—but I had always felt exhausted and drained of energy, more like a battle-weary warrior than a woman giving herself to others. In these, the new sense of fragmentation only comes when they are viewed simultaneously, but each painting is a whole, a whole persona. We personally desire respect, inclusion and recognizing from others, while often, in return, we only offer sarcasms, sexisms and cynicisms.