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    This is a personal project consisted of original paintings on canvas and wood named "STORIES FROM A NEVERLAND" made during year 2012 / 2013 / 20… Read More
    This is a personal project consisted of original paintings on canvas and wood named "STORIES FROM A NEVERLAND" made during year 2012 / 2013 / 2014. My body of work is built of melancholic interaction between man-made status symbols and frozen moments of the Utopian childhood memories. Strongly focused on figurative narration my characters simply reflects us - modern society without it's masks. Yet the only place where we are truly revealed the way we are - is one from the inside. If you examine my work closely, you might come to the realization that my creatures are really kind of self portraits, set in a fantastical landscapes of imaginary world which echoes of her own… a bitter, yet sweetly coated prescription for modern life Read Less

P A I N T I N G  S E R I E S
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From the interview for "Highlark magazine:

"Her work is a fantastical interpretation of today’s social whims, but among the creatures and other universes lies an eerie sense of order. A medicine cabinet full of horrors, maybe, depending on how you see the line between real and unreal. Ultimately, past the metaphor and narrative and saturated imagery, it’s Valentina’s personal dive into the deep that defines her work, exploring a place that remains open to a select few individuals if only they choose to enter it.It’s easy to pinpoint the humanistic element in Brostean’s pieces, especially her most recent ones. These are, for the most part, more representational of the human form than earlier works- the face and body are rendered classically, less abstracted and more defined in terms of shape and feature. These straightforward forms are effective in their own way, relating directly to what we look for in ourselves and each other, and the external forces we face. Some of her scenes, however, retain the distortion that she seems to have focused on in her early stuff, that unearthly normalcy. Specifically, I’m talking about her piece titled Possessed, which tumbles in and out of mischief with a cast of shady characters and a fairy tale forest fire color scheme. The painting walks the line between human representation and the abstracted forms it can take; what I see as a culmination of Valentina’s personal influences.On a technical level, Brostean has an approach to the canvas in which she fills it in its entirety, but leaves something to be desired in the negative space. Her compositions, when centered, are a glimpse- a still frame, caught and presented. When not centered, they instead swim around the piece, framing and highlighting as they go. Working with acrylics, Valentina also achieves a range of values that allows for exaggerations- from rotundity to twig-like figures, each is cast in a faint half-light that sets the scene for yet another altered reality. Valentina’s work is in the end, a reflection on herself and how the peculiarities of that space repeat themselves around her."

"What happens when you grow up?" / Mixed media on canvas / 100 x 70 cm / 2016 
"After the fire" / acrylic on canvas | 100 x 150 cm / 2012

| RUNAWAY OF A GENTLE SOUL | Acrylic on canvas / 100 x 70 cm / 2016 
| RISING  OF  THE  BRUJO | acrylic on canvas | 150 x 100 cm / 2012
| M E T A M O R P H O S I S | Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 70 cm, 2016 
| ROOTS | Acrylic on fine art paper / 2016 

| S O M E O N E  S P E C I A L | acrylic on canvas / 100 x 100 cm / 2016
| H O M E | detail | 2016 
| THEY CALLED HER MISS NOSTALGIA   | acrylic on canvas / 50 x 50 cm / 2016
| GARDEN OF SECRET DELIGHTS | Acrylic on canvas / 50 x 50 cm / 2015
| G A Y  A L F | Acrylic on canvas / 20 x 30 cm / 2015 
| WHO IS YOUR GOD? | Acrylic and water color on paper / 2015
| PAUL SCHEER & FRIENDS | Acrylic on canvas /  40 x 40 cm diameter 2015 
| P I N O C C H I O  | Oil on canvas / 30 x 30 / 2015 
Exhibition at Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, USA / 2015 

/ D R E A M C A T C H E R S /acrylic on canvas | 100 x 100 cm | 2012

| MOTHER & CHILD | acrylic on wooden board | 30 x 20 cm | 2014
| B I R D  C A T C H E R S | acrylic on canvas | 50 x 60 cm | 2012

|Amputation of the princess heart | acrylic on canvas | 100 x 150 cm | 2012

Amputation of queens heart / Acrylic on canvas / 120 x 100 cm / 2012 
Forest Miracle / Acrylic on canvas | 2012 / private collection USA 
S A T O R I / Acrylic and oil on canvas / 2012 
Acrylic on cnavas / 40 x 30 cm
Acrylic on cnavas / 50 X 50 cm
 | BEAUTIFUL DECAY | Acrylic on canvas | 2014 | 50 x 60 cm 
| SUPER GIRL POWER | Acrylic and water color on fine art paper | 30 x 30 cm | 2014

2014 "Djoon", Paris, France - mixed media project presentation - Samsara
2013 “Amantes cultural center”, Torino, Italy - mixed media works“Samsara”
2013  "Stories from the middle East"“Abu Dhabi Art Hub gallery” / Abu Dhabi UAE
2012 “Dorothy Circus Gallery”, Rome, Italy - paintings “Last drop of innocence” 
2012 “Galo Art Gallery”, Torino, Italy - paintings “visiONs OFF an empty mind” 
2011 “Pagus gallery”, Philadelphia, USA - serial of paintings ”Circle of life” 
2011 “Fache Arts” Gallery Miami, USA - paintings and drawings - “Meaning of life” 
2010 “Belgrade cultural center”, mixed media illustrations “Why ladybirds eat people?” 
2009 “Fache Arts” Gallery Miami, USA - paintings and drawings “Stories from a Neverland” 
Group shows (selected):
2015 "Pop Re - Generation", Historical Center, Venice, Italy 
2015 "Brothers Grimm tribute show", "Dream factory gallery", Frankfurt, Germany 
2015 "Low to Pop", Fun Arte Gallery, Lisabon, Portugal
2015 "Modern Eden gallery", San Francisco,USA, "Story book"
2015 "Gristle Art Gallery", New York,USA, "Cimmermann show"
2015 "Gallery 1988",Los Angeles,USA "IDIOT BOX"
2015 "Gallery 1988" Los Angeles,USA, group show Comedians / annual collaboration 
2014 Art Auction organized by KOLEKTIV1 taking place in New York (townhouse off of Central Park, built by steel magnate Phipps and now owned by the Liederkranz Club)
2014  group show ATB Art Gallery, Torino, Italy 
2014 "MAD in Italy"group show, "EnimAritst gallery", Milan, Italy
2014 "Hidden Kingdoms show", "Dream factory gallery", Frankfurt, Germany 
2014 "Il posto delle favole", Edizione 2014, Rocca Sinibalda, Museo A.Miniucchi
2013 “Lacrima Aquarium”, Aquario Romano MUSEUM, collaboration with Dorothy Circus Gallery, Rome, IT 
2013 “Wanderlust”, Modern Eden gallery, San Francisco USA
2013 “6 impossible things before breakfast”, Dream factory gallery, Frankfurt, Germany
2013 “Stroke art fair”/ Munich, Germany - represented by Pretty Portal Gallery
2013 “Bears in the honor of spring”/ UK Parobord, Belgrade, RS
2013 “Painted sound”, Flower-pepper gallery, Pasadena, USA
2012 “Urban Expo,” Pretty Portal gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany
2012 “Pop surrealism- Stay foolish”, Museo Casa del Conte Verde, Rivoli, Italy
2012 “Runaway circus”, August Clown Gallery, Melbourne- Australia
2012 SWAB, International contemporary art fair, Barcelona - Spain 
2012 “Game over”, the Nova Belgica Art Gallery, Saint Truden - Belgium
2012 “Illustrated”, Pretty Portal gallery, Dusseldorf - Germany
2011 “Summer show”, Hive Gallery, LA - USA
2011 “Alterazioni Visive”, Arcidosso - Italy
2009 “Golden Pen of Belgrade”, International Triennial of Illustration, Belgrade - Serbia 
2009 “Cut & Paste / postcard exhibition” international exhibition, digital graphics, Stockholm – Sweden
2015  "Gallery 1988" Los Angeles. USA, group show Comedians / annual collaboration  
2014   Art Auction organized by KOLEKTIV1 taking place in New York (townhouse off of Central Park, built by steel magnate Phipps and now owned by the Liederkranz Club)

REFERENCES – Clients, magazines publications & editorials, blogs, various selected art related web portals / collaborators:
Beautiful Bizarre
Digital Arts UK
DEPTHCORE artist collective USA (member/ voted)
Juxtapoz / USA
Creative review/ UK 
Get inspired/ NL
Lamono / SPAIN
New Web Pick/ JAPAN
Castle / USA
Candy / USA 
Digital Ink / USA
Chew / USA
Art Nectar / UK
Empty Kingdom / UK
Catapult Art Mag / USA 
Dailyartfixx / Spain
Sweet Station / NYC,USA 
Upperplayground / USA
Living Design / Sloavakia 
Robot mafia/ GERMANY 
Date-Hub / ITALY
ELLE / R.Serbia,
JOY / R.Serbia,
Gloria / R.Serbia
OSCE / OEBS / R. Serbia
Telekom / R. Serbia
Telenor / R. Serbia
and many others..