Surreal Art from Nikolina Petolas

“Born in 1978 in Zagreb, Croatia, Nikolina worked several years as a graphic and web designer, where she mastered her skills in digital tools and applications. With over 10 years of experimenting with various segments of photography, from portrait and still life to landscapes and macro, she felt the desire to expand her vision out of the possible photographic framing and therefore complemented her photography with her designing skills in order to create complex photo montages as a way to express her ideas. Nikolina feels a profound fascination with human behaviour: with her works she searches to underline the psychological and social aspects of our identity and effects that endless soul searching has on our lives.

In her metaphorical presentations, from multiple personalities, dreamlike landscapes to strange and dark creatures and environments, she uses the observation of inner conflicts and questions that arise from them, as a dreamy and vivid example to show complex human emotions and drives as well as her subjective personal experience of the world.” from her official website.


Dust devil

Dreaming of red


“I’ve always enjoyed feeling a connection to the avant-garde, such as Dada and surrealism and pop art. The only thing the artist can do is be honest with themselves and make the art they want to make. That’s what I’ve always done.” – Jeff Koons


SOURCE: NikolinaPetolas


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