“My art is predominantly based on realism, shrouded with elements of mystery which are coming from my inner world and sublime thinking. In many cases the composition is set in a form of a rebus, with a desire to provoke the audience’s imagination to unlock the true meaning of the story.”
Born in 1969 in Kumanovo, Macedonia, Kashawelski graduated the College of Applied Arts in Skopje, Macedonia and also the same university's Faculty of Fine Arts. He is a member of DLUM (National Artists Association of Macedonia), Societe des Artistes Français, Société Du Salon D’automne - Paris and the author of many solo projects and exhibitions. Kashawelski continues to actively exhibit internationally in his homeland of Macedonia, as well as France, Germany, USA, Bulgaria, and Spain.
His limitless talent has allowed him for a masterful realism that evokes a classical feeling bound together with a postmodern aesthetic reminiscent of post-apocalyptic characters which pose boldly in a confrontation on a life-size scale in front of the astonished viewer. Kashawelski works have received international awards including the Konstantin Mazev Award, a Medaille de Bronze and Medaille d`Argent by Salon des Artistes Français, Grand Palais, Paris, as well as two Gold Medals by Salon des Artistes Français and Salon National des Beaux-Arts in Paris, the 1st Place Award by Palm Art award in Germany and 1st Absolute Prize in the Paintings section, Marchionni Prize, Italy.
The artist was commissioned a number of paintings for the Museum of the Macedonian Struggle, Skopje in Macedonia as well as to adorn the ceiling of the National Theatre of Macedonia, in Skopje.
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