Born in: 1969, Macedonia

Lives in: Kumanovi, Macedonia

Media: Painting

Describe your work in 3 words: Art with soul

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VITA NUOVA - Oil on canvas 162 x 114 cm

"Art is a language that is understood universally. To create, it means that you’ve to transcend into other realms. It’s wonderful to get onto these magical journeys that guide you deep into your soul, causing the invisible impulses to be transformed into something that people recognize as a good art."

What themes does your work involve?
The themes vary by the phase that I am into at a particular point of time. They kind of evolve one into another. In earlier stages, I was mixing traditional themes, giving them a surrealistic connotation, trying to get the best out of the two somehow different worlds. In the later stages, my art has been elevated to a level where the whole process looks like a rebus. The rebus elements are represented in a form of symbols, waiting to be subsequently decoded by the public eye.
Describe your creative process.
My creativity is almost without any exception linked to a meditation process which takes me to some unknown mystical journeys. It is a wonderful feeling to see how your thoughts are getting transformed into ideas. By some providence, one of them will form the initial embryo, the carrier that will narrate the story that at the end will be absorbed by the sensors of the audience. One finished piece could sometimes lead into another, forming a chain of similar, but still different themes.
What influences your work? What inspires you? Why do you make art?
There’s some invisible connection between me and the woman’s genesis that carries the hidden messages in my art. The wisdom of medieval literature and the state in which our today’s world is are also very inspirational. All of these elements are really provoking my imagination, transpiring my inner world onto the canvas. I make art because through it I can convey my way of reasoning to the audiences around the world, trying to leave a legacy that professes goodness, beauty and harmony.
What is good art? What makes a piece of art great?
The invisible hand that guides me through the artistic labyrinths is always telling me to narrate a story. There are stories of various genres, but in most cases, the beauty is in their simplicity, emanating goodness and harmony. I’m trying to portrait onto my paintings a fluent narration that is acceptable to the people that are in harmony with themselves and the world that they live into. If this resonates with the individual, I know that this piece of art is destined for greatness.
What is the role of the artist today?
We live in very interesting times, and the artists today need more than ever to spread the gospel that, we as people, should live in peace and harmony if we’d like to withstand the temptations of the new technological era. We’re all part of a universal consciousness, and in this respect, our artistic expressions and messages should touch the hearts and the souls of every living being around the globe.

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