Honorable Mention TIFA 2022 Fine Art / Collage

Gentle Giants

  • Photographer
    Nikolina Petolas

I like to create strange imaginary landscapes, with giant animals standing there as guardians of their beauty. It is hard to see what is becoming of nature because of people’s negligence. By placing the scenes inside the natural environment, I like to show magical situations in nature, which happen when we are not looking. With peaceful and harmonious situations, which exist somewhere between the material world and imagination, I want to share my dreamscapes and visions and offer a visual escape from harsh and often cruel reality.

Nikolina is a photographer and visual artist from Zagreb, Croatia. With her works she searches to underline the psychological and social aspects of our identity and effects that endless soul searching has on our lives. In her metaphorical presentations she uses the observation of inner conflicts and questions that arise from them, as as a dreamy and vivid example to show complex human emotions and drives, as well as her subjective personal experience of the world. Nikolina's work has been shown in numerous international exhibitions as well as several art projects.