~ Heavenly world of horses ~

▪ Heavenly world of horses (Timošenko Milosavljević, journalist, satirist, humorist; longtime editor and chief editor of the National newspapers in Niš; author of several books satire, stories, drama and monographs)
Ladies and gentlemen,
I’m very pleased to say that the author of these paintings, Suzana Stojanović, prefers portraying horses to men in her drawings. Horses are still better ranked than men, mostly because a man on the horseback is considered to be successful whereas a horse on a man’s back has nothing but problems. A good horse at full gallop leaves dust behind which means that there are more roads to be paved, while people blemish, gossip and envy one another; I’ve almost forgotten about the politicians, they are always related to some affairs. So, poetically speaking, a horse is a magnificent animal which, unfortunately, isn’t in a position to choose its master or its owner. Then there are, of course, “horses with wings”, which obviously went into business with some airway companies. I have often had a chance to sense a slight feeling of helplessness in those who were constantly criticizing hyperrealism because they themselves lacked the artistic skill. In other words, instead of learning first and then giving their opinion about the learnt facts, they immediately criticize and by doing so try to hide their own imperfection. However, Suzana Stojanović with her hyperreal paintings captures the scenes at the right moment just in time for all of us to see defiance and pride, might and beauty, gentleness and wisdom. The world of horses is heavenly: God was merciful to bless us with such beauty. There are fights between roosters, dogs, bulls and men. Fights between horses don’t exist. Horses race in order to win nobly, they jump over hurdles instead of passing them by and they don’t enter through the backdoor. Horses go ahead, people lose their way. Unfortunately, horses are being killed, aren’t they? No, you don’t have to answer. It’s all clear to me.

~ While the guitar is playing ~

While the guitar is playing (Major Mitchell, the author of historical novels about the American west and children’s books)
It is not often that Almighty God pours out multiple blessings or talents upon a single person, but it seems that He made an exception with Suzana. Suzana has developed the habit of writing a short story to accompany her paintings, and as an American novelist, I would like to focus on those stories.
While the format in which these stories appear (usually as a block or one paragraph) seemed a little awkward, I soon discovered her command of the English language is superb. Most of her writing, exception for her rendition of “The Prince and the Beggar” would be better described as poetry, rather than mere story-telling. The words flow from a deep-rooted emotion that stirs the reader’s imagination. My personal favorite is “We will always be together when the guitar is playing”.
There are many things a writer can do right as well as wrong. Every piece of art or literature is designed to invoke any number of emotions or visions, and many authors mistakenly try telling the art enthusiast or reader what to see or feel. This is a huge mistake, since we all see, taste, love or hate from our own life experiences. Suzana has a knack for writing only enough to allow her fans to experience their own emotions, instead of forcing them to experience her own.
It is worth a few minutes to visit her website, and browse through her art and read the accompanying stories.

~ Suzana and her magical world ~

Suzana and her magical world (Davorka Vučak, an artist)
As a great lover of horses and their world, as a horse rider, I was astonished by what Suzana’s paintings, her biography and accompanying stories revealed to me. The paintings and that stream of tender reflections illustrate beauty, warmth, nobleness, feelings and intelligence of both her and those magical creatures. It’s a unique union of a man and a horse. I know it all too well. It’s hard to achieve it and feel it but that’s exactly what Suzana has managed to do, understanding the depth of a strong, masculine body that gives a sense of power; each vein on the neck that is pulsating; the sincerity of a horse’s eye, no matter what that eye wants to tell us at a certain moment, that it’s in fear, that it is grateful for our breath being united with its widened nostrils, that it’s grateful for a lump of sugar, for given sweetness and love, for bales of hay or oats that it takes as a child takes chocolate. It’s an honest creature. Honesty is hard to find in humans. And once one finds it, they should know how to put that on canvas and into words. “While I’m creating I always believe that someone somewhere far away might touch my soul in some of my paintings, in some of my stories”, says Suzana. I would say that she has touched my soul, and other souls as well, understanding them in a particularly subtle way. I’d call her “the ambassador of nobleness”.
Each painting is magnificent, each story is wonderful.
While I’m reading Memories, that subtle and sophisticated story, I feel sad, my throat tightens because that story describes my life, my reflections on memories that are, as she says “the house of treasure”, reflections on my family that doesn’t exist anymore, on all those magnificent everyday things and details that made life with my parents wonderful. They were exceptional parents. And after that, there is a bunch of memories left: the warm, beautiful and cheerful ones, but also the ones that bring pain. All of that Suzana united in a wonderful story, perhaps my favorite, though it’s not fair to isolate any of them from that abundance that represents a true remedy for us, because in each of them I find pieces of the mosaic of my own life.
Her painting, narration, violin playing (because Suzana is an artist in that as well), and her gift gave her the ability to unite it all and make, both for her and us, a step forward, I’d say a step into the world, the same world we all strive for, or at least say we do, but which we demolish and destroy: the world of beautiful things, children and wonderful creatures in the world of animals and fairy tales.
God, bless us with more perfection like this one.

~ All the magical horses ~

All the magical horses (Jory Sherman, the author of “The Ballad of Pinewood Lake”, the winner of a Spur Award from the Western writers of America for “The Medicine Horn” and a nominee for a Pulitzer Prize for “Grass Kingdom”)
Serbian riflemen on horseback charge across a plain, under a cloudy sky. A horse in harness races to the finish line, its nostrils distended, mane flying in the wind. A lone horse gambols across a meadow, hooves flying, tail flashing high like a gallant flag, turning in mid-flight with a graceful flow of energy that leaves the earthbound viewer breathless. A thoroughbred, with four white stockings, poses with a regal air, head up, turned toward something or someone unseen. Another horse, sensitive nostrils flaring, looks out from the canvas with soulful eyes, the white blaze on its face like molten lightning frozen in its visage. A lone Serb walks ahead of his horse, leading the animal across a sandy plain, the ornate saddle worn like a badge of honor atop the horse’s back. And, the pair of horses seems to be caught in a sudden flash of light, their affection for one another palpable, exquisite.
In the hands of artist Suzana Stojanović, a picture is not only worth a thousand words, she spends that amount, and more, on some of her paintings. She writes “stories” about the horses she draws and paints, but they are not stories in the traditional sense. They are prose poems, essays on life and love and the energy embodied in the universe of horses. These stories are as beautiful as her paintings, evoking deep feelings and tranquil reflections on what the artist sees and feels in that magical world of the horse.

Suzana is an amazing artist. Not only does she delve into realism, but paints in photorealism and hyperrealism. There is an electromagnetism in the latter forms that vibrates not only in the mind, but in the deepest recesses of the human soul. Her prose poems reflect that same light and intensity but flow so naturally that she achieves a lasting effect as well as a deeper appreciation for both her poetic visions and her art. The complimentary effect embeds both the image and the prose deep into consciousness, giving a kind of mythic structure to her paintings and her prose.

The myth always masks a deeper meaning, a more profound sense of the true, and Suzana’s work achieves that level of intensity. I feel as I pour over her work that she may well be the modern reincarnation of the ancient Gallic goddess, Epona, the goddess of horses. The horse she paints is not Pegasus. It does not have wings. But, beneath the paintings and interwoven into her prose, Pegasus lives and flies. And, when the light is just right, you might see not only one of her horses in a moonlit meadow, but a unicorn in the garden. Such is her power as an artist.

~ It's all relative ~

▪ It’s all relative (Momčilo Zlatanović, PhD, the professor of literature at the University of Pedagogy and the University of Philosophy; a member of the association of Serbian writers, the Association of scientists and artists of Niš and a permanent member-assistant of Matica Srpska in Novi Sad; the author of a number of books on folk poems, dictionaries, monographs and a collector of prose folk literature)
These are reflective poetic texts, even lyrical-meditative. This kind of literature isn't articulated enough as a creation. It hasn't been researched enough. Many theories of literature don't even mention it. Suzana gives them interesting name, short enigmatic stories. Enigma is their basic idea.
I've read them twice. Carefully. I liked them all. The author is self-centered but there is much space for the reader as well. For today’s reader, torn by a busy lifestyle and worries that dramatic time has brought, they can represent a valuable reading material.
Suzana's got a refined sense for the man of today, for his disturbed soul. He has to be wise in order to find his way in the dark which is brought by the lights of civilization.

I think these lyrical jewels should be published.
It goes without saying that I liked “The Prince and the Beggar” as well. There are some wise teachings in it, including this one, it's all relative.

~ Young talents: painting is her love ~

▪ Young talents: Painting is her love (N.M. Newspaper “Vranjske”)
Only now when the school year is over can Suzana Stojanović, one of the top three pupils at “Vuk Karadžić” school in Vranje, get some rest. This summer break will really do her good as she couldn’t rest at all during the school year. This little girl spent almost all of her time at school, primary of the school of music, either participating in many sections or preparing for numerous competitions.
And in between her regular classes and the violin a class, forgetting for a moment about the complex world of numbers and complicated mathematical rules, Suzana was taking her sketching block and colored pencils, devoting herself entirely to the world of drawings and paintings. Since the earliest childhood she was trying to draw, though not with precision, everything that surrounded her and in that way express all of her feelings.
Suzana is now fifteen and her love for painting is never-ending. On the contrary, her artistic talent is becoming more and more expressed. Numerous competitions won in this field testify to that. Suzana is at the same time the only representative of the county district of Vranje who, together with the other children with the artistic talent from the other parts of the Republic, participated in Vuk’s 13th gathering that was held in Loznica. Her immense artistic talent was shown once again. She was chosen to participate in the Pupil’s art colony which was held in Petrovac on the river Mlava from 24th-30th June.
Suzana has recently won three significant awards; two for her artistic and one for her literary work in contest the children's magazine Kekec organized under the name of “That’s brotherhood and unity”. This summer she is going to participate in two more art colonies in our county district: in Dobrejanac and Prohor Pčinjski.
- I particularly like painting portraits -
this talented girl says. I’m especially fond of Tito’s portrait, the one awarded in the contest of Kekec magazine and published in the almanac.  

Music is Suzana’s other great love. She has won significant awards in this field, too. Last year, out of twenty six compositions which were chosen for the 8th Festival of children’s creative work in the field of music, two were Suzana’s. She composed “The Yearning” and “The Indian Camp” for the violin, not hoping to be awarded. She even lost her sheet music. Fortunately, she knew her compositions by heart so everything ended well.
Suzana likes other subjects, too. She has won numerous awards for both literary work and maths. Still, she regrets the fact that like most other children of her age she doesn’t have more time for walking, playing with her friends or going out.

~ Horses have soul too ~

▪ Horses have soul too (Z. Aracki, Newspaper “Novosti”)
A work of art or a photograph, that’s the first and the greatest dilemma for those who see the work of young Suzana Stojanović from Niš. Because what their eyes see looks so real as if it was “about to speak”. And yet, they are looking at the paintings that belong to hyperrealism, a movement which hardly involves any women painters all around Europe. - Hyperrealism makes it possible to go all the way to the portrait of a man or an animal comes to life, so I opted just for him - explains the artist. “The inspiration for my works I always find in nature. Horses cannot lie”, says the young artist. “They are sincere when they love, when they are furious, joyful or sad. I’ve tried to look into their soul.” - I do painting from the age of four - says Suzana Stojanović. - I got several awards at home and abroad, parents gave me basic supports, who are professors of literature, very committed to the arts. To address the young painter Suzana Stojanović arrived a few calls from abroad. People are interested in her work.

~ A sparkle in the eyes of Suzana's horses ~

▪ A sparkle in the eyes of Suzana's horses (B. Janacković, Newspaper "Blic")
The horse portraits painted by Suzana Stojanović, the artist from Niš, are magnificently real. They are magnificent not because the spatial, third dimension can be noticed almost immediately in these hyperreal paintings, but because of the warmth coming out of each painting, from the eyes of these noble four-legged animals, that, according to the legend, the Almighty made out of a gust of wind. - As if it was alive - an amazed young art lover said as he was standing for a couple of minutes with his eyes wide open in front of the portrait of a bay horse with bulging hindquarters, which was captured skillfully at a full gallop, waiting for it to make the next move. And the young painter, also a graduate student of literature, made her first moves with the paintbrush when she was four. Her indisputable talent was proven when she won an international award while attending the sixth grade of primary school. From then on, she paints oils on canvas (realism only), and up to now she has painted more than two hundred and fifty paintings with nature and rural motives, portraits of people. Now, she is exclusively painting horses. There’s an entire horse herd on the walls of a small living-room, twenty exquisite portraits of black horses, Lipizzaner horses, Arabian horses and ponies. Guest book is full of powerful impressions: “If someone had told me, I would not believe that there is something more perfect than Kodak, and it is the soul”, wrote actor Miroslav Žužić Žule.

~ As if they were alive ~

▪ As if they were alive (Mima Majstorović, Magazine “Politika”)
Suzana Stojanović with sure strokes applied layer upon layer of paint until she breathes life into horses that figure. “I’m speechless. This is fantastic! How in the world has she managed to depict horse hair like that?”, a young design student from Belgrade shouted spontaneously while standing in front of one of Suzana’s paintings exhibited in Geca Kon Gallery. Upon opening the exhibition in Pančevo, a famous hyperrealist Dragan Malešević Tapi wrote down his impressions: “Well done, you are a true artist; when I first saw your paintings I thought they were actual photographs. Congratulations.” All visitors are under the same impression. At first, they are in confusion, as the famous painter: whether they are ahead of them paintings or photographs. And how big Suzana’s the love of horses is, can be seen and felt in her paintings: they look like live. The finishing touch is the eye: they have a glow that makes them a crown image. Without him Suzana’s horses were just beautiful. Our interviewee admits that it is difficult to paint horses, not only because you need a good knowledge of their anatomy and movement, but also because it should reveal their soul. Technique, for which this young artist decided, oil pastel, is not an easy. “Here the colors do not mix, but repairs. It is on the card, and it is not allowed even the smallest error. First, I draw the contours on the cardboard, and then I put the paint, layer by layer, until the horse comes to life. The final move is lustering eye. So painting gets its third dimension, what photographs can not capture.” That’s been a real painting horse farm with Lipizzaner horses, ponies and Arabian horses. There is nothing unusual because its exhibitions visitors breathless.

~ The stunning realism of Serbian artist Suzana Stojanović ~

▪ The stunning realism of Serbian artist Suzana Stojanović (Author John Sebastian, Magazine “The New York Optimist”)
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~ Magical world or necessary sugar cube ~

▪ Interview: Magical world or necessary sugar cube (Ružica Z.N. Stojković, Newspaper “Danas”)
A girl with downy flapped cap, that “must have” detail of the generation inherited from the pile of values, ideals and all together “heavenly chases” of her own parents and “close relatives”, appeared before time to the appointed meeting. She was sitting at the chair squirming as if she were at the dentist’s. She was speeding up the beginning of the conversation, which was a possible indicator that she would be a little pushed to speak, because it seemed that she had been one of those who liked “to push fast to the end”. Music that slowly overcame our hosts cozy autumn saloon, tucked up with the fragrances of early coming autumn, dimmed light of delicately placed lamps, as if it were that necessary associate to relax a young woman in the lack of time. However, she pulled her cap even more to her flaming eyes.
Who is Suzana actually? It was a kind of beginning.
- From the earliest days that I remember, I was doing only the things that I was feeling, not accepting to do anything I didn’t like. Painting is something that was making me complete, that I liked, since at the age of four I started drawing and very soon my first horse in natural size appeared on the wall of my room. It is still there, always waits for me when I visit my house in Vranje, beautiful, magical, the one, because it is alive all the time. Fifteen years later I stopped painting.
On the question: “why” she decisively responds “why is too personal question”. On the repeated question, she more willingly answers that she would never paint just for painting “it is completely spontaneous in my case”. I never know when I would paint. Simply I do not force myself , escaping from “personal”. Not before the insinuation that arts are before all possibly personal matter, Suzana Stojanović accepts. “I stopped instinctively, as I instinctively paint. The circumstances were like I felt that Ihad tostop and with that I protected somehow both painting and myself. I was suffering, but frankly my paintings were suffering too, deep down in myself, but when I returned thirteen years ago I think that it had to be like that somehow. It was a period of my maturing, a period of new perceptions. The things I see now, I could not see then, possibly I was not able to see them”.
Was that creative silence, collecting and “storing on one safe place” perception?
- I knew thatitwill happen one day again, that is why I kept silent, I collected, took care of that, although the return to painting could happen even after thirty years, or in any other unspecific period. However, I kept all palettes and a few unfinished paintings.
The period of silence ceases after thirteen years and preserved passion of nineteen years old girl starts to pour out. You, as a young woman started “once again”. Did something specific happen then?
- It is complex, and that sort of my silence is a new beginning. Both of them started from me, nothing from the outer world did motivate me. All was only in me. Love moves me, belief that in this world there is something more supreme, somethingclose personal”. I did not go into painting for money or fame; I paint because I like to do that. I cannot explain that, it is my world; I do not know at all how does the moment of going into painting and getting into that beautiful world looks like. Indeed, while I think when I do my drawing, I recall of that, but at the moment I have palette in my hands, everything stops and color occupies me and carries me away.
Your paintings belong to modern, high realism or hyperrealism. There are big disputes and very much divided thoughts on these “movements”?
- My thinking about any sort of realism, no matter which degree you give to it, is not going into details, for example, horse portrait or human portrait. It is important to represent real space, real creature-person and real part of a day. It is realism for me: all lights, shadows, reality in richness of endless lights play; it is always connected to my mood, moment when I see something in some way and how it all looks likein my head”. While I paint I do not stick to some principles, I paint how I feel. Painting is freedom. People feel that. Painting is love, painting is artist's soul. Painting is something more than painting itself; it is asubjectof observation. If painting is not “alive”, people can feel that, I do not know how myself, but one painting is more than a painting, it is life and freedom.
Freedom, as a universal postulate of humanity, is one high and hard objective, frequently something that cannot be realized in many spheres of creation and life. How do you reach it?
- To work and to do the things you truly desire to do, is very hard, but if you are ready to try, it might succeed. I do not put up with force, I work only the things I like, in which I believe and I do not have prototypes; I do not use only special palette paints, special preparations, special brushes (one of the colleagues with Academy once stopped and ecstatically said “original Van Dyke brown”, I asked him to show me that in the painting, and then I showed him the tube of ourhome madepalette paint. He did not believe!). I buy material from many producers and it is not important to me whether they are highly ranked or not, since everything is in my fingers and my head. I buy preparations mostly in bookstores, sometimes I make them myself, but I do not make a fuss about it. It does not deal with any kind of philosophy, or paints, preparations but it deals with courage itself. For a good painting it is necessary to have something more than courage alone. It is condensed and unconscious; I am conscious when I start my painting and when I sign it, everything in-between is total power of the painting over me. The process of creation is completely irrational; sometimes I create painting from a single drawing, sometimes only with fingers and colors, but I do not decide upon that consciously.
Why a horse?
- They intrude somehow themselves, not with their beauty, it is possibly the last that forced me to paint them, but with their looks in the eyes, carried for centuries, as if they were collected in their glance. They simply haunt me. In their first phase, as a little girl, I painted horses too, although rarely, I draw and paint people most of all, and now, I do only horses. I will wait for some time the moment when I will recognize in people the people again, if they awake in them. Horses aretheir own”, nobody possesses them, and people are very wrong, because horses are one unceasing net of our existence. People are not consequent, free, courageous, while horses are all these things. I will soon get very myown horse”, but no one will posses anyone in that situation. I am looking forward to its coming, ourtalksand sugar cubes with which we make them happy. It will come soon, but for now it is a secret, although it will be his nameSecret”.

~ The friend of horses ~

▪ Interview: The friend of horses (Valentina Milenković, Newspaper “Vranjske”)
To introduce all this it is necessary to have complete study of horse anatomy and also horses recognition through history and mythology. Horses are frequent motive in the paintings of worldwide known artists. Let us just recall the works of Leonardo Da Vinci drawings, Pier Francesco, Albrecht Durer, Diego Velazquez, Peter Paul Rubens, Jan van Eyck, George Stubbs, Odilon Redon, but also the paintings of other symbolical meanings like the horses of Pablo Picasso, Lubarda, Miodrag Jelić, Mersad Berber... Suzana Stojanović also could not resist them. For “Vranjske” newspaper she speaks about her life and creating, lights and signs that destiny sends to us. She speaks of love, the greatest value of human life.
LIFE CELEBRATION

The impression is that you are a woman of unusual artistic adventure?

- Life is an adventure, but art is not. Every new day is full of surprises, unexpected events, new meetings, experiences. The works of art are the products of our life adventures and dreams. Art is something that I take seriously and without art this world would be poor.

Horses are completely unique, painted with lot, not only skillfulness, but also spiritual creativity. How do you cherish your inner world?

- I cherish my inner world and make it richer with creation. Everything that I carry deep in myself I try to transfer symbolically through my paintings to the observers, so that they could experience my personality in eye sparkle in the portraits of horses, in their moves. I have dedicated to each of my paintings one of my short stories, one of my unforgettable moments of my mood and life, my desires and dreams. One life is short for creating everything I want, for fulfilling myself in the measure I want. I live for art and I feel happy for every single move of my brush, every living eye I create. I rejoice to each my signature, because I know that I have gifted one more ode to this magnificent animal that has been following us from the very beginning, and we have been giving so little to them.

What is the difference between the horses from the very beginning of yours artistic work and these that appear nowadays?

- I still cannot tell you now why I have started to paint horses. When I was little I loved to decorate the walls with their beauty and their greatness. I loved to paint white horses, fairy tales horses, free ones. They have always associated me to long trips, to princes, princesses, to something that connects centuries and civilizations. I returned to them in some other way after a long break. The thing that I see today is something that I could not see before or I was not ready enough to let myself go into these great temptations. I feel that through this horse motive I can express everything that I want: to paint beauty of these magnificent and romantic Arabian horses, to write about their eye looks deep into the distant places, to compose silent melodies about the mute whisper of their thick manes. Of course, in order to introduce all these, it is necessary to study horse anatomy and to have knowledge of horse’s roles through history and mythology.

Do they appear after the photos that you take or in some other way?

- I meet this kind of questions almost every day. There are many curious painters and art lovers worldwide and they all want to know something more about my paintings. There is no great philosophy, paintings appear from talent, great work and love towards the creation. At the moment I am working on a book where the procedure of horse paintings and drawings will be in details explained.

You do not classify yourself into any artistic movement. Does that mean that art is something that you adjust to yourself?

- Art is freedom. In this moment I am in the phase of realism, hyperrealism or popular photorealism, but it does not mean that I will keep up to it. I like to experiment and never limit myself in the creation. Horse as a motive is limitless inspiration that can be shown in many ways. I paint in the way I feel, totally spontaneously. My every painting is a story for itself, one part of my life, an event and mood.

Is there anything that motivates you from the outer world?

- Everything depends on the way you regard the outer world and on the wish what do you want to see and you don’t want to see. I search for something nice and good in everything that surrounds me. I am happy for every new day, for the fact that I exist, I am happy for every smile that I see in someone’s face, for every warm word. Love moves me, faith that there is something supreme and untouchable in this world.

SUGAR LUMP

Why do you say that one needs courage for a good painting?

- The hardest part is to make the first step, when in front of you is just clean canvas and in yourself only a huge wish to create something out from nothing. The process of creation is very long: from the irrational (when only emotions carry you and when you’re in the realm of colors) in real terms (when you are aware of what you create and when you are watching in front of you something that you have created). Good painting shines, haunts, calls us to watch her again and study it as for the first time. Painting has that much strength as much an artist gifts it with his or her own love, energy and fortitude towards the creation.

Dragan Malešević Tapi wrote in his Book of impressions during one of your exhibitions: “Glory to you, you are a great artist!” In what way these compliments motivate?

- Every compliment is a motivation if it is an honest one, especially if it comes from the people that mean a lot to me, no matter if they are “great” or not. I am happy for compliments that come from all the parts of the world, also from those “great” people. However, I am also happy for the compliments given by my friends, parents, who give me enormous support in everything I do and create.

How do you, in fact, experience horses?

- I have been cooperating for a very long time with horse’s fans and lovers, but also with horse farms worldwide. Recently, I have received a very interesting letter from one lady from the United States that forced me into deep thinking. She has experienced my paintings in one very romantic and special way; she wrote that I was a whisperer who goes deeply into the horse soul till the end, but immediately after this she presumed that I lived and represented the horses in this way because I did not own them and since I was not in the contact with them. Now I know that I will spend long time with them in my imagination and at the moment I miss them terribly, I will go to the nearest horse club to bring them a sugar lump.