With the visual metaphors made possible by collage Ristic can force contradictory ideas, like preciousness and waste or vulnerability and virility to co-exist in the same reality. The result of such combinations creates new perspectives through which we can view these familiar objects and examine the ideas they elicit.
Through this body of work, Ristic wishes to draw comparisons between the female body and the natural world. Specifically by exploring the metaphor of the garden- a human composed and contained natural space- as a symbol for femininity and female sexuality, beauty, youth and fertility. Through this lens she opens a dialog regarding the emotional space women create and inhabit.
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About Lidija Ristic
Lidija Ristic studied at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, in both the painting and sculpture departments. Formal training in color theory and figure studies still informs her work in both media. After receiving her BFA in sculpture in 2010, Lidija made her new home in the Bay Area and since has co-founded 24k Studios in San Francisco where she has coordinated exhibitions and currently has an active studio practice. More recently she co-founded the mobile gallery, 24k Studios Presents, the art-truck satellite of her San Francisco art space. Through this gallery-on-wheels she has continued to co-curated and organize many events around the city of San Francisco and the Bay Area. Her work has been displayed in many galleries and venues throughout California.
Serbian born – Massachusetts bred – San Francisco Based
To learn more about her work, please visit her website or Instagram (@la_la_lidija)
About the Ramp Gallery
The Ramp Gallery accepts exhibition proposals on a continual basis. Submission Guidelines can be found here. To purchase work on display or for more information email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can visit The Ramp Gallery any time SOMArts Cultural Center is open.
Image courtesy of Lidija Ristic