About Me and my art

World’s Best Manipulated Landscape Photos: Surrey, Chung, Padiya,
Orlovic, Kelsey

"The 17 Best Contemporary Artworks By Germans"

American Art Awards

Saatchi Art

Hansford and Sons Emerging Artist Platform

Art UpClose

Artsy - Artplode - Artshow

New York Art Center






About my art
My intention is to depict the emotional state of the experience of the beautiful in my pictures. The experience of the beautiful has something magical, something you can feel, but what you can not grasp, something that makes you overwhelmed and dreaming, something that makes everything easy. It is the eternity of the universe that resonates in this overwhelming experience. For me it is: "to enjoy beauty is to enjoy eternity".

With my camera I search for traces of untouchedness, originality and innocence in nature. In my short videos (30 seconds to one minute), I try to capture moments that are banal, but convey in their core the conflation of finitude and eternity as an experience.

It is important to me to maintain the authenticity

In my video recordings, I have kept the authentic background noise of the recordings and worked without a tripod. In some videos you can therefore hear human voices and follow my breathing in the camera work. Thus, in my videos, a banal presence consisting of images and noises encounters the untouched eternity.

I have a late entry into art

I have been studying art all my life - but only totally private, just for me. When I retired in 2014, I decided to go through my works, sort them, and make them available to the public. I applied for the 2017 Leipzig Art Fair and was admitted. In 2018, I applied to various online galleries - especially in the US: a total of 11 galleries have exhibited a total of 30 of my works in their monthly exhibitions (February, March, June 2018). I got a total of 9 certificates (Honorable Mention, Special Merit and Special Recognition Awards).

I work digitally because I think digital technology is a contemporary means of expression. It also makes it possible to feel experience and the creative as the "new seeing" in a unique symbiosis of being, is and will.


Email: contact@marija-orlovic.com














About me

I, Dr. Marija Orlovic, have two home countries: Croatia (where I was born in 1949) and Germany.

I came to Germany (Mainz) in 1973 with a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service. At the Johannes Gutenberg University I did my doctorate in 1977 with a linguistic work. I live in Wiesbaden since 1978 and have been a German citizen since 1984. In addition, I was a member of the parliament of the state capital Wiesbaden for twelve years.

It's beautiful to belong to two countries and to one great continent - Europe.

I have not forgotten my Croatian homeland - on the contrary. I personally looked after my parents who lived there. Furthermore, I helped wherever I could, when Croatia was attacked by Serbia. Among other things, I organized the largest supply of emergency technical goods for the cities of Dubrovnik and Zadar (mobile emergency generators in various sizes, trucks, mobile water treatment, tools, etc.). For this I got from the Croatian President the highest Croatian medal for foreigners.

In 2009 I founded  at the Stifterverband für deutsche Wissenschaft "Dr. Marija Orlovic Foundation for Medical Research ". The foundation annually sponsors projects from the "Orlovic-Nchwuchsfond innovative Kardiologie" with the participation of the German Society of Cardiology.



Exhibitions / Awards


- Represented at Hansford and Sons Emerging Artist Platform since June 2020


- My 2019 AMERICAN ART AWARDS winning artworks (“landscape USA 012” and “landscape USA 085”) are in  MEDIUM article (09.06.2020):


"The 17 Best Contemporary Artworks By Germans"


- That article, and the others on my work, are at this page:

To see “landscape USA 012” at:  https://www.mo-pictures.com/epages/81295831.sf/de_DE/?ObjectID=179086229

To see “landscape USA 085” at: https://www.mo-pictures.com/epages/81295831.sf/de_DE/?ObjectPath=/Shops/81295831/Products/%22landscape%20USA%20085%22


- my art is featured on Artshow.com's homepage for the month of June 2020


- Since May 2020 ARTIFACTNYC: https://www.artifactnyc.net/:

  ARTUPCLOSE: https://www.artupclose.com/marija-orlovic - 12 pictures

  ARTSY: https://www.artsy.net/artist/marija-orlovic/works-for-sale - 4 pictures


- 2020 New York Art Center exhibits the following pictures:


New York Art Center


- 01.11.2019 - 03.11.2019 Art Fair Leipzig, Germany


- October 2019 - March 2020 Exhibition of 20 artworks online and in the gallery of Midwest Center of Photography "FLAT FILE FEATURE FALL 2019"


American Art Awards

World’s Best Manipulated Landscape Photos: Surrey, Chung, Padiya,
Orlovic, Kelsey


- 2019 September: A WINNER IN THE 2019   AMERICAN ART AWARDS juried by America's 25 Best Galleries & Museums; CATEGORY 46. MANIPULATED PHOTOGRAPHY – LANDSCAPE OR STILL  LIFE:

 3RD PLACE MARIJA ORLOVIC GERMANY contact@marija-orlovic.com    www.mopictures.com  "Landscape USA 012", 2019, 3500x4600px Manipulated photography.

5TH PLACE-TIE MARIJA ORLOVIC GERMANY contact@marija-orlovic.com  www.mo-pictures.com "Landscape USA 085", 2019, 3500x4600px Manipulated photography

- 2019 July:  my work “landscape USA 01” selected by Midwest Center for
  Photography for  exhibition “Earth Elements - International Landscape Exhi
  bition” (12.07.-26.07.2019; at http://www.mwcponline.com/earth-elements.html)
- 2019 February:Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize: Promoting of my artwork
  entry  on SM (https://www.instagram.com/p/BuLVtkVgRif/)
- 2019 February: Selected for Issue Zero of “Outsider” Magazine
- Saatchi Art 2018; Top Emerging Artist
- artshow.com 2018; Featured Artist
- artplode.com 2018; Featured Artist

- orlonet-gallery, Murter, Kroatien (Dauerausstellung)

- Art Fair Leipzig 2017, 2018

- Midwest Center for Photography, USA, 02/2018 (Juried exhibition)

- Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2018 (https://twitter.com/TheArtPrize)

- Haeven Art Gallery, USA, 02/2018 (Juried exhibition)

- Light Space & Time, USA, 02/2018, 03/2018 (Juried exhibition)

- Colors of Humanity Art Gallery, USA, 02/2018 (juried exhibition)

- Bauhaus Prairie Art Gallery, USA, 02/2018 (juried exhibition)

- fusion art, USA, 02/2018 (juried exhibition)

- International gallery of the arts, USA, 02/2018 (juried exhibition)

- Contemporary Art Gallery USA, 03/2018 (juried exhibition)

- Art Room Gallery, USA, 03/2018 (juried exhibition)



"to enjoy beauty is to enjoy eternity"

World’s Best Manipulated Landscape Photos: Surrey, Chung, Padiya,
Orlovic, Kelsey

"The 17 Best Contemporary Artworks By Germans"

American Art Awards

Saatchi Art

Hansford and Sons Emerging Artist Platform

Art UpClose

Artsy - Artplode - Artshow

New York Art Center