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

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.
▪ A sparkle in the eyes of Suzana’s horses (journalist B. Janacković, “Blic”, Serbian daily newspaper, owned by Ringier media corporation from Switzerland and Axel Springer AG from Germany)