Blue Moon


Vesna Milinkovic
Acrylic, Oil Pastel on Linen Canvas
12.5 x 14.5 in.
Set in a bespoke frame

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BLUE MOON is a work of interlocking lyrical motifs, mythology and geometry. The lunar aspect nestles among the stars, governing both human and oceanic tides. The cross signifies the four cardinal directions, used by indigenous cultures to honour our place in the world. The sun has been worshipped in many ancient cultures; here, the gold circle sits in a triangle within a greater triangle symbolising the personal and non-personal aspects of Spirit. The apex of the triangle points to the half-moon and central sun in the distance. A spiral unfurls in the earth like a seed after rain. To the right, a snake, spiralling toward the earth, a symbol of human consciousness. The interlocking geometries form a central black void, representing the womb of potentials from which all creations spring.

Artist Details

Vesna Milinkovic is a British abstract painter. Drawing and painting since the mid 1980’s, Milinkovic shifted focus to abstract painting and collage in 1999. Exhibitions include the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, The Other Art Fair London and Bristol, The Great North Art Show, selling works in the UK and USA.

Five years of formal study in Design and a further two years in Philosophy, Milinkovic has worked as a Creative Director in recent years, making the transition to full time painting in December 2015.

Tending toward the expressive, Milinkovic utilizes gestural mark-making with calligraphic undertones, influenced by the oriental arts and graffiti. When considering the geometric composition and form, experimentation with textural layering is a critical part of the process, at once spontaneous and architectural. Texture varies from obligatory brush work to watermark and print impression, scribble, fragmenting paint and the hammer of obliteration. Spontaneity and the element of chance are the practice, allowing for bold leaps in aesthetic direction. An oscillating tension exists between structure and fluidity, mirroring the push-pull of ordinary existence while contemplating the existential.

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