VeronikaRudez

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Barcelona, Spain

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I’m a painter born in Sarajevo, I lived most of my life in Vancouver, Canada and have settled in Barcelona four years ago. I paint mostly in oil on wood panels or stretched canvas, and I sketch mostly in Gouache as it allows me to use colour in much the same way while it is easy to take anywhere.

I’ve been drawing and painting since I can remember. I always knew this was what I was meant to be doing. I drew my way into friendships, kids publications, art camps when I was young, then I decided to go to Art school. I graduated from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver, Canada. I also attended a Costuming for Film and Theatre program which allowed me to work in Film for about 10 years. I tried exploring different creative outlets while making a living. Finally in 2016 I moved to Barcelona where I can dedicate my time to painting, sketching and drawing.

I paint what I see around me. Right now, the city draws me with its hidden scenes, often neglected, yet beautiful. I find that we often look without seeing and our attention span is getting shorter as we get used to be fed quick images from social media. Through my painting I try to bring these hidden scenes as images into the foreground and show off their significance, their beauty.


To see what I am currently doing visit my instagram: https://www.instagram.com/verchun/?hl=en

and for a more concise view of my body of paintings visit my website: www.veronikarudez.com

Thanks for stopping by!

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Last updated on Mar 9, 2021

Hello!
I’m a painter born in Sarajevo, I lived most of my life in Vancouver, Canada and have settled in Barcelona four years ago. I paint mostly in oil on wood panels or stretched canvas, and I sketch mostly in Gouache as it allows me to use colour in much the same way while it is easy to take anywhere.

I’ve been drawing and painting since I can remember. I always knew this was what I was meant to be doing. I drew my way into friendships, kids publications, art camps when I was young, then I decided to go to Art school. I graduated from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver, Canada. I also attended a Costuming for Film and Theatre program which allowed me to work in Film for about 10 years. I tried exploring different creative outlets while making a living. Finally in 2016 I moved to Barcelona where I can dedicate my time to painting, sketching and drawing.

I paint what I see around me. Right now, the city draws me with its hidden scenes, often neglected, yet beautiful. I find that we often look without seeing and our attention span is getting shorter as we get used to be fed quick images from social media. Through my painting I try to bring these hidden scenes as images into the foreground and show off their significance, their beauty.


To see what I am currently doing visit my instagram: https://www.instagram.com/verchun/?hl=en

and for a more concise view of my body of paintings visit my website: www.veronikarudez.com

Thanks for stopping by!

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Video summary: This time-lapse captures me as I paint the mural at Artte, a venue where my current exhibition is supposed to be. Stay tuned for news of opening! (video by filipfilm@mac.com)

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ARTIST STATEMENT

Living in a world completely dominated by the perfectly curated selfie, where reality is replaced by trends and information is obtained from social media, I feel compelled to dig deeper and expose the hidden and unseen from the world around me. Growing up in Vancouver in the 90s, watching it turn from a timid, Western Canadian big small town into a decadently rich city of glass towers, sports cars and luxury brands, contrasted by an ever growing poverty and drug problem, I moved to Barcelona only to realise that it too battles with a dual identity. The trending images of this city that bring over 30 million tourists every year have surely caught anyone’s eye. However, it didn’t take me long to discover that a much greater value of this place lies in the hidden, unseen sites that do not seem worthy of our current communication channels. I am interested in exploring these places, giving them the importance that they deserve and showing off their beauty. When I walk around I choose images to paint based both on the meaning of their content and the visual balance of colours and shapes.

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I was born in Sarajevo in 1980 where I lived until the civil war broke out and forced me to seek refuge elsewhere, eventually bringing me to Vancouver, Canada where I grew up. My tumultuous childhood was driven by creativity mostly based in drawing and painting. I graduated from Emily Carr University of Art and design with a Bachelors of Fine Art. I currently live, work and paint in Barcelona.

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