Zorica Purlija: Statement
Inspired by her maternal lineage and mother-daughter relationships, the photographic practice of Zorica Purlija nurtures the poetic possibility of human attachments. Often exploring the nuances of vulnerability, her works are an intuitive expression of how we forge connection and care.
Purlija’s latest body of work focuses on connection to landscape, exploring the subtle clash of feeling in crashing water and the scrubby bushland of the northern coastal area. She builds visceral surface texture through glitch and superimposition, at once an intervention of traditional landscape photography and an encounter with the multiplicity of sensation.
Curator Sarah Rose writes, “The Fall reminds us that we must find respite in nature and question reciprocity and co-existence in order to move towards a more sustainable eco-future in which there is the imposition to heal and become symbiotic with nature, or risk falling into the deep end”.