February 2-March 9, 2018
Reception: Thursday, February 8, 5:30-7:30pm

The Brookline Arts Center is pleased to present Fragments by Mirela Kulovic.

"Fragments" by Mirela Kulovic

Artist Statement:

“In this body of work I used a minimal amount of materials and colors. Every line, smudge and mark is carefully examined. Each one of them is important and has its place on a surface. Starting with uncertainty by accident, I gave myself enough time to warm up and became sensitive to every mark I make. This work makes me open, vulnerable and humble. The result is something familiar but not recognizable.

This work required concentration, sensibility, presence and careful observation. As much as I find process rewarding, the result has importance too. Every time I am surprised by how much is expressed with so little. Using oil pastels, colored pencils and graphite, my work exposes two worlds coming together: one harmonious, the other chaotic.

I hope the viewer will be able to carefully observe these drawings. The reward could be the same experience I had while I was creating this work.”

Kulovic was born in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina and grew up in Croatia and Bosnia. After graduating with an Industrial Engineering degree at the top of her class, she felt a need for visual expression. Prior to taking classes at the SMFA, Tufts University, Kulovic studied painting and drawing at ‘Sirena’ and ‘Art Club’ studios in Croatia. She has exhibitied regionally with select solo shows at Bromfield Gallery and Cambridge Art Association and select group shows in Boston City Hall, Copley Society of Art, Cambridge Art Association and Gallery 263. Kulovic is a member of Bromfield Gallery in Boston.