Ana Zanic

My art practice is an exploration of the formal visual elements, as well as my personal feelings, through an intuitive, spontaneous process. 

Often reminiscent of imaginary landscapes, my watercolor paintings evolve through layers of washes, with an emphasis on the mark making. There is a quiet tension between the watercolor's fluidity, softness and calm, versus the dynamic, rhythm and energy of drawing.
The spontaneous and gestural activity of mark making in my work is closely tied to calligraphy, language and symbolic communication. 

In my process, I see a metaphor for the duality of life; where certain things can be controlled, while others happen spontaneously.