The artwork Simon’s Hat was created by Serbian Artist Zorica Krstic. The distinct style of Zoritsa’s imaginative paintings is a blend of surreal, symbolic and metaphysical elements; rich colours, graceful lines and subtle textures characterize her varied work. Her paintings are in numerous collections throughout the world, including museums.
Zorica Krstic was born 3 January 1970 in Sremska Mitrovica, Yugoslavia where as a child she first studied painting at the side of her artist mother. At sixteen, she was working in the Art Studio of the hyper-realist Dragan Martinovic. From 1988 to 1993, she attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Novi Sad, graduating in the painting class of Professor Jovan Rakidzic and in the drawing class of Professor Milan Stashevic. From 1994-2004 she has lived and painted in Greece (Athens), where she was a member of the Greek Chamber of Representative Arts (E.E.T.E.). Since 2004, she has lived and creating in Serbia (Novi Sad).