Imagination in Contemporary Art

Many artists depict the scenes around them and look at their surroundings for inspiration. However, other artists create their own worlds entirely from their imagination, while others are drawn to existing stories from mythology or fables. Join us in this session, to look at how imagination has shaped the works by some key contemporary artists, including Takashi Murakami and Paula Rego. Japanese artist, Murakami, is best-known for his eclectic range of smiling characters that fill his cartoon-like pictures – almost adding to a sequential narrative each time. In a similar vein, Paula Rego used child-like motifs to create sinister tales with adult themes in her very own original way.

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Upon completing her Masters in Curating at The Courtauld Institute of Art, Bojana worked at TATE Britain and The Serpentine Galleries before seeking experience in the private art sector. For a few years she worked for private art galleries in Zurich and Paris before moving to the leading auction house, Christie’s, in London. During her four years at Christie’s she worked as a Specialist in the Post-War and Contemporary Art department where she also led art history lectures in collaboration with Christie’s Educational MA programme. Since then, Bojana has been working as a freelance art consultant, Art History lecturer and writer.

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