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In her work Ristić strives to create complexity. This is achieved through layering that takes place on a multitude of levels. In the physical and immediate sense, it is seen by how she combines materials, both fabricated and found, in intricate ways that both celebrate their material nature and abstract it into new contexts through proximity to often disparate elements. A reoccurring example of this in Risitć’s work is the combining of the “real” and the “fake”, like mixing acrylic fur with patent leather, bones with glitter and the photograph next to its original content. Media is therefore also used as a layer. The pieces she fabricates become the subjects of still life photography, video and audio works. Through this process she is able to import the demonstrably material and palpable objects into the digital sphere. By doing so a dialog is created between the virtual realm and the concrete. It also develops a creative system that generates new creations that further layer upon each other in continuum.

In her latest series, Interchangeable Parts, pieces are made individually and with the idea that they can be placed in any position- no up, no down, no one prescribed way of viewing. Once completed they are combined with each other to create a collective composition that can be perpetually rearranged. These configurations are photographed and filmed as a way to further push and experiment with the ways in which these elements can manifest themselves. The effect of all this is an illusionary, trompe l'oeil-esque, multi-media visual world that challenges the simplistic views we cling to as definitions and expressions of our complex lived reality.

Patent Tassel Composition
Mixed media including but not limited to: reclaimed fur, horse teeth, latex paint, styrofoam peaches, patent leather, silk tassels
Peaches & Leather (view 1)
Mixed media including but not limited to: latex paint, styrofoam peaches, patent leather, reclaimed plastic, make-up
Peaches & Leather (view 2)
Same piece as above shot from another angle Mixed media including but not limited to: latex paint, styrofoam peaches, patent leather, reclaimed plastic, make-up
Still from Mirror Box (faux fur & bones)
Mixed media including but not limited to: latex paint, patent leather, reclaimed plastic, make-up, digital prints all shot on digital film and arranged on editing software and screen-shot
Still from Mirror Box (ribbon & fur)
Mixed media including but not limited to: latex paint, patent leather, reclaimed plastic, make-up, digital prints all shot on digital film and arranged on editing software and screen-shot
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Lidija Ristić is a Serbian-American interdisciplinary artist living and working between Belgrade and New York. The essence of her practice is the making of hybrids and amalgamations. This manifests itself through the combined use of found objects, readily available materials from hardware/dollar stores, pharmacies, upcycled/post-consumer products and the seamless blending of digital processes, traditional crafts and a wide range of fine art techniques. The results of this approach come in the form of sculpture, digital collage, installation, video work and audience lead participation.

Ristić received her BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston in sculpture with a minor in painting and an MFA in Studio Art from New York University. She was one of the founders of the collective art workspace, 24k Studios, the mobile gallery, 24k Studios Presents, and was the creative director for the charity food pop-up, Hungry Babes, in San Francisco, where she was based until 2018. In addition, she has worked in museum preparations, as a lighting technician and as an undergraduate college instructor. All of these influences are present in her practice. Her work has been displayed in group and solo shows around the US and internationally and she is a member of the artist-run, independent project space, Paradice Palase, in Brooklyn, NY.

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