"Darja Radović Mahečić notes the significance of the blue colour in Branka Ridicki's paintings, describing it as “the blue vault of imagination that symbolizes a journey"."



Iva Koerbler, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                                                 



Most of my recent paintings are created by adding and subtracting acrylic paint with a spatula and scraping at it, building layers overlapping each other. While working on layers I unfold visual elements depending on intuition and chance. I transform the structure of the surfaces of canvases building solid surfaces like fragments of walls or architectural structures. I add other materials like paper or glass. I go back into the work and add marks with oil pastels. Through these forms, an improvised map is created. Then I often establish handwritten text as a central element of the canvas.



Branka Ridicki