Stephanie Hoppen Gallery is pleased to present Nikoleta Sekulovic ‘Mother & Muse’, an exceptional body of work that aims to redefine traditional notions of motherhood.
A collection of large format paintings depicts present-day mothers without props or distractions. The paintings, created in the tradition of Odalisque portraiture redefine the mother as a ’vanguard Odalisque’ where she is both parent and muse, proud of herself and of her body. The artist’s intent is to highlight their uniqueness, stripped of external expectations, to convey their authenticity.
“Every single woman is different; the way my models pose reflects a part of who they are, expressing their personality. There is no pretence, no trying to act out, they are simply themselves, and that’s great. The way a women thinks she should look or tries to conform to an ideal of beauty, should not hold her back from being who she is and achieving her goals in life..” Nikoleta Sekulovic
Nikoleta Sekulovic is an artist and mother, presently living and creating in Madrid, Nikoleta was born in Rome to a German mother and a Serbian father. She was raised in Switzerland, is fluent in five languages.