JELENA TELECKI
18 APR – 12 MAY 2012

JELENA TELECKI
Affair 2011
oil on canvas
51 × 61 cm

JELENA TELECKI
And 2012
oil on canvas paper
34 × 48 cm

JELENA TELECKI
Boat shoe 2012
oil on canvas
51 × 61 cm

JELENA TELECKI
Cloth 2012
oil on canvas
41 × 51 cm

JELENA TELECKI
Defeated 2011
oil on canvas
41 × 51 cm

JELENA TELECKI
Doctor 2011
oil on linen
38 × 45 cm

JELENA TELECKI
Fall 2012
oil on canvas
51 × 41 cm

JELENA TELECKI
Flood 2012
oil on canvas
112 × 122 cm

JELENA TELECKI
Marmica 2012
oil on canvas
51 × 41 cm

JELENA TELECKI
Lost marbles 2012
oil on canvas
41 × 51 cm

JELENA TELECKI
Rejection 2012
oil on canvas
112 × 122 cm

JELENA TELECKI
Nurse 2012
oil on canvas
51 × 41 cm

JELENA TELECKI
Bigger than this town 2012
oil on canvas paper
34 × 48 cm

JELENA TELECKI
Bubble 2011
oil on canvas paper
21 × 29.7 cm

JELENA TELECKI
Couple 2012
oil on canvas paper
34 × 48 cm

JELENA TELECKI
Disappearing nurse 2012
oil on canvas paper
34 × 43 cm

JELENA TELECKI
Elegantly desperate 2011
oil on canvas paper
29.7 × 21 cm

JELENA TELECKI
Balloon 2012
oil on canvas
112 × 122 cm

JELENA TELECKI
Instant 2011–2012
oil on canvas
76 × 61 cm

JELENA TELECKI
Mud 2011
oil on linen
38 × 46 cm

JELENA TELECKI
Nurse smoking 2012
oil on canvas
51 × 41 cm

JELENA TELECKI
Snowman 2012
oil on canvas
51 × 41 cm

JELENA TELECKI
Summer 2011
oil on canvas
61 × 46 cm


This new body of work by Jelena Telecki present scenes of the aftermath of failure or

“the moment in which one realises that he/she has been defeated.”

Telecki’s paintings often depict people tripping, slipping, doing something pointless or simply just giving up. Painted in dark sombre tones, her subjects are frozen in their moment of thought and sometimes horror. Although Telecki’s paintings define an uncomfortable moment, there is a sense that perhaps something better might happen in the next moment to justify their feeling of inadequacy. In the artist’s words:

“It is difficult to define failure for various reasons as failure in one system may not be failure in another. Similarly in my work, the depiction of foolishness or pointlessness may not be all that it seems to be.”

~ Jelena Telecki