"The Secret of Mona Lisa Smile 2" Copyright©️ Boris Hodak All rights reserved.
Born: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1970
Lives and works: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
MFA Academy of Fine Arts, University of Sarajevo, Department of Painting, B&H, 2010 - 2013
BFA Academy of Fine Arts, University of Sarajevo, Department of Art Education, B&H, 1996 - 2001
As a mixed media artist, Hodak works with painting and collage media to create his unique artwork. His post-modern artwork is filled with creative energy, very bizarre, subversive and takes a critical view of social, political and cultural issues. A parody of both the melodrama and Freudian dream explanation, urban cannibalization, the irony, satire and social-historic commentary on entertainment industry, political and royal icons, as well as interest in the changing world of today.
He prefers not to force his own interpretation or philosophical opinion upon viewers. You are absolutely free to interpret his artworks in your own unique way. In the majority of his artworks, he tries to merge images of real things with subconscious images of the surreal and philosophical thoughts. That is why some of his creations can appear similar to mental puzzles where viewers can choose to take a trip from one point to another by analyzing symbolic objects lying around for their curious minds. Occasionally, a subject matter of the images is unclear when the path is hidden under layers and layers of mutually exclusive items and the picture itself can seem to be excessively meaningless, but there is always something for you to discover if you’re patient enough.