Marijana Paunović

Assistant Professor
University of Arts in Belgrade, Faculty of Applied Arts
Belgrade, Serbia

Author researches in the field of applied geometry in visual arts, focused on 3D anamorphosis and use of constructive, optical-physiological and artistic perspective, as well as the application of geometrical optics and its visual effects. She has been teaching at the Faculty of Applied Arts, University of Arts in Belgrade, since 2007, where she graduated in the same year. She researched and defended her PhD "Geometrical 3D models and methods of anamorphoses construction with the application in visual arts" at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade.

42 x 60 x 60 cm
paper, wood, glass

"Reanimation" is an installation which operates on the principle of geometrical optics made up of two parts: the drawing and an optical instrument made of wood with a pyramidal glass lens through which the drawing is viewed. The work is a dioptric pyramidal anamorfosis with two meanings - one when directly perceived and the second, hidden, which is understood only when seen through an optical instrument. The work directly referring to the role of the observer, his distance, as well as experience in analyzing and understanding the particular visual content.

55 x 51 x 51 cm
paper and photography

"Defragmentation" is 3D optical anamorphosis constructed in the system of stellated octahedron which forms the cube. Image was projected by the rays orthogonal to the parallel triangles.
The aim is researching the possibilities and limitations of applying a certain visual content, as well as their perception by excluding certain number of fields within the composition. Although this model of 3D anamorphosis may have maximum 8 images, for this experiment two different photos are selected, one with the sea and the coastline motif which highlights the tonal values and reduced compositional elements, and the other, with the palm trees motif where composition have visual vibration and texture effects.