Selena S Kuzman is multi-disciplinary artist, whose work includes performance/film & installation and image-making. Rooted in nature and in the body her work is inflected by personal identity and femininity, drawing inspiration from cinema, art history, fashion, photography, the personal, the collective.
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My inspirations come from the moments in my life that animate me and my world. My world is living through my work where i try to seek, to explore, to feel, a dialogue between the extremes that i experience.
The core of my art practice is in the field of performance/film and digital art where my vehicle of creative expression is a dynamic use of the physical body entwined as the form, the content and the material in itself. The body in the process serves the purpose. The core of the creative process is intensely intuitive, building the intimate relationship between me and the work i create. And out of this, perhaps, emerges a living creation, a personal exploration of the eternal principles of life that’s free of self confirmation.
Being a visual person i see the world in pictures influenced by mechanics of my own personal mythologies that ignite my imagination. I source from there when thinking of image-making.
Digital prints are composites based mostly on my own photography. Photography is for me too much a reflection of reality and that is just not enough for me. The body of my digital work is personal and mostly composed of a series of self-portraits. To complete a single image many layers of individual components are required to construct the visual elements to the final composition.
I love the whole creative process of layering, with the technique and use of digital tools. The process is intuitive. There is a kind of alchemy in the process of transformation – creating and re-creating images into new being through a process of layering, destruction and rebuilding, moving the digital surface to a requisite complexity that breathes and completion.
Group show:Beamer 4 UHI. Taigh Chearsabhagh- video installation Watermill
Selkie’s New Clothes : Project Art installation, Public window display, Kirkwall, Orkney
Feedback : Project Art installation, on window display for Findhorn Bay Arts Festival
Group show: Beamer 3. Moray School of Art Gallery. Video projection White Stag
‘Winter’s Queen’ : Public window display, Kirkwall, Orkney
Feedback: Project Art installation, on window display for Findhorn Bay Arts Festival
Fashion the Future! Project Art installation, Public window display, Kirkwall, Orkney
Single Channel Audio/Video Installation Island Elements. Earl’s palace, Kirkwall
Exhibition of digital paintings Washed Ashore. Warehouse 3- Highland park, Orkney
RSA New Contemporaries: Two Channel Video Installation. F’ (X) = O
OISF in collaboration with Pier Arts Centre, Stromness : Film Morning: Time’s Flight and Flow. Digital Video, Watermill.
Group show:Former graduates exhibition. Single Channel Audio/Video Installation : Watermill. Moray School of Art.
2008-09 Graduated at Moray School of Art- Bachelor of Arts with Honours
2007 Graduated at Moray School of Art- Bachelor of Arts
2004-07 Has been studying BA Fine Art at Moray School of Art, Elgin, Scotland
1990-2012 Working in various forms of media from photography to paint, and from digital art, graphic design to video.
1995-96 Studied art in the Mestna šola za slikanje in risanje, Ljubljana
1969 Born in Celje, Slovenia
2010 RSA New Contemporaries Convenor’s Award. F’(X) = O
2010 Peacock Visual Arts Award for Moving Image. F’(X) = O
2010 Video Still ‘Dionysian’ selected as a main publicity image for RSA New Contemporaries 2010
2010 Invited Graduate artist from Society of Scottish Artists for 113th Annual Exhibition
2015 Photography for book The Music and the Land by Freeland Barbour. Volume on Orkney. (First published in 2015 by Birlinn Ltd.)
2013 Photography for book Orkney by Howie Firth (First published in Great Britain 2013 by Robert Hale limited)
2010 40 Digital Artworks for book Orkney Spirit by Liz Ashworth. (First published in Great Britain, March 2010 by Sandstone Press)