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artist profile: aida sabic

Melbourne artist Aida Sabic wields her pencil (usually, though all mediums are her playthings) to create darkly and beautiful feminine realistic portraits and intricately captured moments in time. The various displays of elegance, raw winsomeness and symbolic measures of darkness all coalesce perfectly in the hands of Sabic.

How did you first discover your passion for art and creation?
I’ve always had a keen interest in art; it started with drawing and by the end of high school I had begun experimenting with paint. I was fascinated with myth and legend, so my research began with the traditional art that depicted these stories.

What inspires you most?
My inspiration comes from many places, often from books, songs, and life experiences, but also from interactions with people or just seeing someone in the street. I’m currently working a body of work inspired by writers like Edgar Allan Poe, John Keats, Tennyson, Shakespeare and Greek tragedy.

How does Melbourne affect/contribute to your artistry?
Living and working in Melbourne has been amazing. Through my own exhibitions and visiting others’ shows, I have had the opportunity to meet so many active and inspirational artists. The energy in the Melbourne art scene is infectious, there are a lot of amazing artists doing great work right now. Very inspiring!

What do you want people to get from your work? What is your artistic ethos?
I enjoy telling stories, but mostly I like people to have their own experiences with my art and even though I have I a specific idea in mind, each viewer brings a part of themselves to each piece. I like to make people consider things from a different point of view, but not to dictate what that should be.

Aida Sabic will be showcasing new work and limited edition prints at Revolver in Melbourne on December 2 as part of ‘Seasons of Change’. Check out the facebook event page for more information.

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