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Hanbell Gallery

Divine Comedy

Artist: Maja Puđa

Based in Split, Croatia

Definitions, detections, determinations, decoding, ... nothing for sure gives an approximate picture of art, because it does not wait for something to be said about it, it does not pay attention to our interpretations, our reference and analogous notes. It escapes us through the openings of established borders, through thin membranes, through invisible cracks; always before us this being of art, never fully accessible, hidden in the fractal border of the limes. Within the limes, in each territory, in a geometrized field, on a painting surface (if it is painting), arborescent figures, inverted figures, all sorts of appearances that require distance in order to see them at all, in order to accept them, are formed. Each content is a narrative. Suddenly associative voluminosity’s, swirls, attempts of matter to take shape into recognizable patterns. Reminders and recollections, childhood and matrices of imitation, closed lungs and difficult breathing, heartbeat and penetration through thick sticky mucus, struggle and conquest of territories, re-territorialization and failure of the image regime, principles of composition and frantic attempt to appropriate this new, unknown area and that relay stations are embedded in it and under them you enter deeper layers in which the answers to difficult, most difficult questions are written. About the meaning of life, about death. Nature is born before us as an image, as an opportunity: landscapes, horizons, dreams, layers ... and people. The characters become serious, personified, as if some famous names call out empty faces and give them eyes to see where they are going.

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Reservior, acrylic on canvas, 100x100 cm,


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Essence of the Horse, oil on canvas, 120x80 cm, 2021.

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Fatum, oil on canvas, 120x80 cm, 2021.

"I have come to a place where all the lights are silent,

which rustles like the sea in a storm
when the winds from all sides mute it

A whirlwind of hell that roars without a break,

there he carries souls in full swing:

tortures them, beats them, spins them in the current. "

"The Divine Comedy" Dante Alighieri, 1308.-1320.

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Substance and energy , acrilyc on canvas, 120x80 cm, 2020.

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Nausea, acrilyc on canvas, 120x80 cm,

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Time, acrylic on canvas, 129x100 cm, 2021.

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Inferno, oil on canvas, 80x120 cm , 2022.

About the 

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Artist: Maja Puđa

Based in Split, Croatia

Instagram: @mayayyyy

I am open to collaborations.


Born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in 1999. In 2020. completed undergraduate study program of Fine Culture and Fine Arts ( in Art Academy in Split (Croatia). Participated on many international exhibitions include the Florence Contemporary Gallery, Limitless Exhibition in Italy - 2021. and International Exhibition of Graphics and Books by Artists in Rijeka – 2022. Her work was featured at La Fenice Art Gallery Hong Kong, Promised Land Exhibition in China and Boomer Gallery, London, Art for Real in United Kingdom. and her first solo exhibition "Associations" Museum and Gallery Gorica in Livno, Bosnia and Hezegovina – 2021. Also she was a part of European Heritage days, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and founder and organizer of the art workshop and exhibition with a humanitarian character "Pigment for Life" in Livno - 2020. Puđa has participated in numerous group exhibitions including the Virtual exhibition Quarantine Diary- Salon Galić (CRO), Virtual Exhibition Science Festival,(CRO) , Culture Hub Croatia, Art Pop Up, Prostor (CRO), Online Gallery Plartforma, Zagreb (CRO) Syzygy Project, Landscapes, Seattle (US).

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