24 Nov - 1 Dec 2018
Opening 24 Nov from 7pm -1am
Concept 37, Franklin Ruzvelt 37, 1000 Skopje
Ana Ivanovska's (Skopje, 1982) visual language is based upon aesthetics and symbolism of primary geometrical forms. Symbols and their psychological meaning are her main interests in art and in geometry she experiences the cosmic, spiritual, divine nature of things.
Ana’s installations are carrying the idea of oneness and interconnectedness of all things in nature in its numberless diversity, with the emphasis of the dualistic unity (the balance of opposites forming the unity) of which all life comes from: micro-macro cosmos; one-multitude; female-male principle; life-death. They refer to the principle of inseparability and union as a continuous reminder of our relationship to the whole. Creation of new life, the holiness of the act of giving birth is the main theme of her audio-visual installations. Not only as an idea of human birth but also the idea of cosmic birth, the genesis of the Universe.
She is mainly concerned with spatial concept of art, a work of art that transforms the gallery space as well as site-specific installations which impose visual impression upon the spectator with its oversized dimensions. The eternal search for perfect balance of the spiritual and the material principle defines her artistic writing.
See more work by Ana here.
I create drawings and paintings intuitively. I am always in love with the process itself. I get inspired by my inner-worlds. I like chemistry, so I like to work with mixing different materials, chemicals and surfaces. I change my techniques constantly so I won't get bored. I like to believe that my paintings have healing effects and that they would add value to someone's life.
Hristina Zafirovska in her project named “Mainstream” remains faithful to the basic typical modules of her works so far which primarily are: line and form, contrast and rhythm complemented with the idea based on the concept of dynamics. Unilateral description of visuality of represented paintings-objects seem to be difficult, because of the many components that create the whole. The relationship line/color/shape in the works is complex: it moves in the direction of expressive interpretation of the idea of creation and interpretation of the movement – if the line is impulse to move the creation, whirls, dynamics (especially presented in many graphic moments and very small details)… colors applied on the surfaces are more intensive and expressible contrast (where unlike previously the black color is completely reduced).
See more work by Hristina here.