Jovana Popović Benišek

Jovana Popović Benišek

Sremski Karlovci, Serbia

Born March 22, 1965 in Novi Sad, Serbia,  Jovana is the founder and owner of the Museum of Matches, Sremski Karlovci, Serbia.

Jovana lives and works in Sremski Karlovci, Serbia.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1989. Salon 79, Novi Sad, Sebia


Jovana graduated from the Painting Department of the Academy of Arts in 1989, University of Novi Sad.

Recognitions Awards and Prizes

She is the winner of numerous awards and recognitions, The first prize for painting, on the Autumn Salon of the Cultural Center of Sremski Karlovci, is my favorite

Artist Statement

“A simplified, but still stratified structure of her recent work represents a proof of her significant distance from something already seen. She has dematerialised elements from nature by her own sense, in order to create surrealistic cosmic order, indispensable as a counterpoise to chaos of valuation criteria and aesthetics of dishonesty. The sky, clearings, hills, rivers or seas, have become colourful spots and lights; trees and fences geometrical forms or expressive strokes. Everything is subordinated to a pure fine art and necessity of plastic structure, woven of clearly defined monolith coloured surfaces, some verticals, circle or broken lines. Nothing hinders coupling in-between art of nature and nature of art.”

~ Lubica Miljkovic, Art Historian, The National Museum, Belgrade, Serbia