Klaudija Cermak (1961, Rijeka, former Yugoslavia), lives and works as a VFX artist in London.
She started painting and creating collages at the end of 2013 to escape, to archive and to rebel.
Her work ranges from dreamy landscapes filled with nostalgia and melancholy to conceptual art that is concerned with human condition. They are an escape or shelter from the post-modern life.
The raw multimedia pieces or minimalist paintings, created in the night after work, reflect a sense of urgency to tell the story of the unseen and, increasingly, untold, while also being an escape from the immaculate, photorealistic and perfectly polished digital artworks of her day job.
The works appear like an avalanche with experienced universe emerging in pieces like a jigsaw. Klaudija doesn't create detailed layouts or makes plans when creating. The themes in her head are completely emotion driven and she never knows which theme will emerge. "When I feel rebellious conceptual work emerges, when I feel melancholic the landscapes emerge, when I am distressed the patterns emerge, when I am nostalgic the childhood images emerge. Whatever the images, I hope them to be either emotion or thought provoking, preferably both."