“IIn most of my paintings I return to the archetype, the deepest part of the human soul. It is a weight directed towards reinvention of knowledge. “No man exists for himself... but each man is as old as the humanity.” (E. Hemingway) Part of history is always inside us... creation of first symbols, aspiring towards the archetypical, magical. It is descent into human’s soul, past, collective unconsciousness... to draw archetypical symbols on the canvas.
What do I do as an artist? – I destroy form, deal in abstract art. Yet isolation from the outer world is not complete but there is always an association and connection with the outer world. This is less obvious in some paintings but in some connection with reality is obvious. Although I create a new world, it is, still, in a way, inspired by the existing one. Today we cannot renounce the world we leave in...” Jovana Mitić
She graduated in 2008 at the painting department of the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Nis, Serbia, in the class of Professor Zoran Kostic. During studies, besides painting, she also engages in graphics with Prof. PhD Franc Curk. She is into creative photography since high school.
For Jovana Mitic this year was very successful for her carrier. She took a part at many group exhibition in her country. Also, she engages at many International Art projects in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Romania, Hungary, Switzerland, Germany, Ireland, United Kingdom...
Jovana is the winner of six awards:
2007: Awarded graphics at "The First International Show of University Culture Center of International University in Novi Pazar", gallery "Sopocanska vidjenja", Novi Pazar, Serbia.
2009: 3rd award at the May Salon of the Leskovac’s Cutlural Centre, Leskovac, Serbia.
2011: Award for the best painting at “October Salon” - Cultural Centre in Leskovac, Serbia.
2013: First prize in graphic category, XI International Exhibition „Women painters“, Majdanpek, Serbia.
2013. Second prize at “October Salon” - Cultural Centre in Leskovac, Serbia.
2013. Winner of “The Big Draw” - drawing competition, organised by The Beatles Story, Liverpool, United Kingdom.