Nikolina Petolas

Born in Zagreb, Croatia, Nikolina worked several years as a graphic and web designer, where she mastered her skills in digital tools and applications. With over 10 years of experimenting with various segments of photography, from portrait and still life to landscapes and macro, she felt the desire to expand her vision out of the possible photographic framing and therefore complemented her photography with her designing skills in order to create complex photomontages as a way to express her ideas. Nikolina feels a profound fascination with human behavior: with her works she searches to underline the psychological and social aspects of our identity and effects that endless soul searching has on our lives.

In her metaphorical presentations, from multiple personalities, dreamlike landscapes to strange and dark creatures and environments, she uses the observation of inner conflicts and questions that arise from them, as a dreamy and vivid example to show complex human emotions and drives as well as her subjective personal experience of the world.