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Marija Đurić from Belgrade (1977) was born in a family of artists (her father is a painter, her mother an art historian). She graduated in acting in the class of Professor Nebojša Dugalić and Bora Grigorović, and then she took post-graduate multimedia studies on the University of Art in her native town, Department for Stage Design. She attracted great attention and she agitated the ghosts of culture and art with her exhibition called The Carnivalization of Artistic Consciousness, which is a part of her M.A. paper, in ”Progres” Gallery.
”She is an artist who paints in the spirit of post-modern sensibility, facing popular culture, with an urban charm which is typical for Belgrade, and she also made a series of oil work of bigger formats. Rock n’ roll aesthetics, pop-art iconography, comic books, Hollywood, the glow of movie and fashion world, the auras and the charm of famous people, were all a part of interests of Vladimir Vlaja Jovanovič and Kosta Bunuševac in the late 70s of the 20th century. Marija Đurić did not return to Belgrade post-medial schools of fantasy and heirs of new figuration, but she made a step further in conquering glamour, redefining the whole concept of art of the cheerful 80s.”
Finding herself on the cover page of National Review, Marija shows us that art is not only what she creates but also what she brings with herself.