Danica Firulovic’s art explores the urban environment, simplifying it in order to study its colours, shapes and tones.
Danica first began creating street scenes in 2011, while working in Young, rural NSW. She was given the opportunity to conduct a ‘street scene’ oil painting workshop for the local art society, and to exhibit her paintings at the annual Lambing Flat Art Exhibition. Since then she has continued to paint representational streetscapes that evoke her love of the urban environment.
Her ‘Urban Perspectives’ series explores the beauty within the built environment by giving warmth and personality to concrete streetscapes. Her urban landscapes are simplified by the elimination of any suggestion of the “hustle and bustle” that usually distinguishes urban life.
Each street scene focuses on a linear perspective system that allows the buildings and streets to realistically recede into the distance. The touches of red, green and blue vibrate with energy when surrounded by the varying greys and browns of the buildings and streets. The contrasts of light and shadow heighten the emotive value of the scenes.
Danica is based in Sydney and currently resides at Square One Studios. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts at COFA in 2009, and with a Master of Art Administration in 2013. She completed a Diploma of Education at UNSW In 2010, and works both as an artist and as a high school teacher.