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 Ana Ivanovska  

Nikola Smilkov

Shora Falah Vahdati

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Man Up - Man Down

 

 

 

25.05. - 08.06.2018
CELEBRATING INFINITY 

Ana Ivanovska

 

 

 

       

       

       

 

Ana Ivanovska’s artistic endeavors are characterized with working and exploring diverse media, combining them and openly moving between the productions of installations, objects, paintings, drawings, collages, video etc. Her visual language is based upon aesthetics and symbolism of primary geometrical forms. In geometric art she experiences the cosmic, spiritual, divine nature of things where symbols and their psychological meaning are her main interests. She is also concerned with the spatial concept of art transforming the gallery space and imposing visual impression upon the spectator, combining different media. Audio-visual installations are carrying the idea of creation of new life, the holiness of the act of giving birth. Not only as an idea of human birth but also the idea of cosmic birth, the genesis of the Universe. 

Ana Ivanovska (Skopje, 1982) graduated at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Skopje, Macedonia at the painting department (2006). In 2007 she finishes the Pedagogical department and in 2011 the Postgraduate studies, painting department at the same faculty. 

Ana is a member of Association of Artists of Macedonia since 2006 and one of the founders of the art group Art I.N.S.T.I.T.U.T. (2009 – 2011) and the group “MOMI” (2012). She is owner of the company “Artist Workshop – Creative Puzzle” (2014) and has a status as Independent Artist (Ministry of Culture) since 2015. 

Her work has been presented in various solo and group exhibitions, performances, art colonies, workshops and artist residencies in Macedonia and outside the country (New York-USA, Canada, Netherlands, France, Italy, Russia, Denmark, Mongolia, China, Austria, Azerbaijan, Monte Negro, Kosovo, Croatia, Bulgaria and Bosnia and Herzegovina).

Ana Ivanovska won the Young Visual Artist Annual Award, “Denes” by the Contemporary Art Center (2008) and Award for sculpture awarded by the Association of Artists of Macedonia at the “Annual exhibition of Association of Artists of Macedonia (2017). She was representative of Macedonia in the international competition, the VII Francophone Games in Nice, France (2013).

Ana took part of several residencies: Paris, France at “Cite Internationale des Arts” (2014); Vienna, Austria, Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture (2011); New York City, USA at International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), 2009.
Celebrating Infinity is an ambient multimedia installation with a floor layout that extends to the walls of the gallery and contains video art projected in the side rooms.

This installation represents a large circular geometrical composition that contains the possibility of endless extension and multiplication of the hexagonal shaped pieces in the surrounding space creating an illusion of perspective and depth with its colors. 
It is variation constructed upon a geometric flower-like pattern with the symmetrical structure of a hexagon called “Flower of Life” found in many ancient cultures, including Macedonia. This work is a continuation of my research in the field of “Sacred Geometry” in art with a new way of practice. Sacred geometry is the basics of all geometry that allows the structure of every form in the vast diversity, the principle of interconnectedness, the inseparability and unity of all things. Expressed throughout mathematical relations, harmony, divine proportions, golden ratio, it is transferred from nature into art, music and cosmology. 
In both side rooms, video projections are simultaneously seen on which birth and death of the human life path and the entire universe are symbolically represented (one room as the symbol of birth and the other as a symbol of death). The sun, as the central and most important motive-symbol of the entire exhibition, in one video rises and in the other is going down through a transparent sphere in the center of the video (the most perfect, most universal of the forms, essential for understanding the act of creation from which everything originated). Inside a geometric shape is built-in as a symbol of completeness, integrity and limitless center of the cosmos. The wings only highlight the aspiration for elevation of the spiritual. They are an image of the balance of the two halves, a confluent of the dualistic unity out of which all life comes from. 
“Celebrating Infinity” represents a symbol of life-giving energy of the sun and its reflection in the dawn, the transience of time and its cyclical rhythms, life cycle that is endlessly repeated, the cycle of nature: birth, life, death and rebirth, growth and beginning of a new cycle in life. With its complex content besides its visual function, this work creates emotions and questions related to human thoughts about the existence, infinity, path and time.