Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Monday, August 8, 2011
Growing up in New York you come to understand that many things imported are great, and Sanja Velickovic is one of them. From Ptuj Slovenia, her fashion designs were recently showcased at Gallery MC(Macedonia)for two events. The first was a presentation of some of her dresses along with along with the photographs of Alenka Slavinec(Slovenia in us). The 2nd was the closing event for the first, where there was a runway show.
Sanja's dresses are stunning and stylish due to her use of the fabric's, intricate seams, and her artful way creating a look thats altogether striking, yet elegant and reasonable. The cut the draping and her imaginative use of the fabric makes her dresses stand out. All of the designs exhibited are hand made by Sanja. Her designs show a serious understanding of form and function, but also a creative need for the flamboyant. Sanja Velickovic is certainly one of the most interesting, talented fashion designers out of Slovenia, right up there with Urska Draz, Almira Sadar and Alenka Globochik Fabjan. If you would like to know more, look Sanja up on Facebook or contact her through email(firstname.lastname@example.org)www.gallerymc.org www.wix.com/sanjavelickovic/sanjav-design Article and photos by K.K.W
On August 2nd Gallery MC(Macedonia)unveiled "An identity towards another", a showing of amazing South Korean artwork. 5 artist's work are being showcased involving various mediums, ways of expression and ideas, through stunning talent. Lee Kyoung Hwa's "Image transformation" series evokes a calm purveying force, a strange need to wander a seemingly glitering, beautiful landscape.
|Lee Kyoung Hwa's "Bulryo-06-1"|
mixed media, 41.5x23.6 inches, 2011
just a few feet away. Another man is painting a picture, and a tiger looms above it all; possibly disturbed by the whole scene, maybe enjoying it. We may never know. Taek's creations can be viewed as symbolic towards the land itself, and human interaction with it. A playful message delivered through a mad type of humor. On the one hand it all seems normal, and on the other hand everything in the painting seems wrong, absurd, and funny.
Han Sung Soo's paintings, entitled "A universal truth", is a vivid display of many forms, shapes and objects representing a greater form. The forms, or shapes, seem to exist within a space devoid of any other life, only straight lines and in some what looks like wave lengths. Han's paintings are a little tough to take in at first, but this gives way to their odd beauty soon after. His paintings may pose the question, are we and all we know just a great mass, one entity floating in a space inhabited by lines? The array of colors he uses reinforces the power of his paintings. When you look at them you see someone who knows how to project outward calm, and abstract madness. His work is thought provoking.
Lee Sun Young's work is poetic and symbolic at once. Entitled "Between you and me and then between you", it places you at a point between her and the idea. The words, her poetry, are like a subtle chant and her mixed media creations are the charm. The magic of it is the deceptive playfulness of her work, as it draws you in. The materials(The Hanbok) she uses and her presentation gives rise to the deep workings of her mind, and it is wonderful to behold. The Hanbok have been worn since ancient times. it consists of a shirt(Jeogon) and a skirt(Chima). Today the term Hanbok often refers specifically to Hanbok of the Joseon Dynasty. This make her work all the more alluring, a direct link to her peoples past that is still held in high regard.
Iksong Jin's "Timeless door" series is an intense work to behold. Incorporating a multitude of watch faces, his creations brings together elements of time, space, symbolism and social commentary. His creations radiate a powerful force. "Timeless is a buddhist word that means perpetuality, which refers to a perpetual door that is piled up forever". Each door is meant to represent numerous doors, which lead to different paths of life and experiences in the world. When I look at his work I see and remember myself passing through door after door, always learning more. The beauty of it is that each door can represent many things to many people. To each his own. The idea is highly provoking as so much of our lives are governed by the face of watch.
If you would like to know more: www.gallerymc.org
|Sa Yun Taek's "A gap a second"-Acrylic and oil|
on canvas, 116.8x91cm 2010
|Han Sung Soo's "A universal truth-image of a deer", |
mixed media on canvas 28.6x35.8 inches, 2011
|Lee Sun Young's "Between you and me and |
then between you"
|Iksong Jin's "Timeless door-Feb". Mixed watches|
on a door, 49x49 inches, 2011