Recent textiles graduate Holly Nedeljkovic creates large colourful art pieces that incorporate traditional textile and embroidery techniques which are juxtaposed with a contemporary use of painting. The artist’s know-how of hand embroidery, hand dying, embellishment and appliqué marries an application of acrylics to form a collection of vibrant and unusual colour combinations.
Her art explores sexuality, femininity, emotion, memory and loss with a hint of humour. Holly uses humour to counteract the vulnerable feelings expressed in the hidden lines of paint and stitch.
Holly's art represents a direct spilling of the brain, a personal expression of both emotional hardships and happiness funnelled through colour, sporadic stitch and composition.
Taking inspiration from life experiences and the female surrealist artists of the Spanish and Latin American Avant-Garde. Nedeljkovic is particularly inspired by their explorations of desire and dark humour, her constant repetition of piercing, pushing and pulling echoes these sentiments.