Born in Split, Croatia in 1968, Maja Vodanovic moved to Montreal at the age of eight. A graduate in Art History from McGill University and also the Concordia School of Fine Arts, she has been exhibiting her work since 1990.
In Vodanovic’s recent work each painting is a historical construction, where characters and places, objects and texts evoke real and imaginary events. The motionless images are deliberate syntheses condensing in a two-dimensional frame a temporal perspective. This visual construction of memory is produced by a constant and deliberate work of synthesis performed by our consciousness and our dreams. With this work, we are able to orient ourselves in the chaotic stream of our experience. This fundamental dimension of our existence is represented in the theme as well as in the manner of Vodanovic’s works.