Friday, September 2, 2011

Irena Andonova: Beautiful Art

This months cover featuring AHa Piponska
project coordinator for "Loft in the
Irena of Skopje,
photo courtesy of the artist.
"Dry cherry tree", oil on canvas 50x70 cm
courtesy of the artist

"My garden at night" oil on canvas, 60x80 cm
courtesy of the artist.
"Kopnez"(Desires) 40"x50", acrylic on paper.
Courtesy of the artist
Irena of Skopje, photo courtesy of the artist
"Kopnezi" is altogether powerful in its striking colors, thick dark lines and seeming movement. The form looks as if its two shapes with faces, an awesome force howling with the fury of desire. The colors evoke the feeling of fire blazing in the dark, or pulling away from it. Born in the void and needing to break free and take root in another world. Its like Francis bacon meets Clifford Still. The bold lines really lends itself to the brushwork and strong color, resulting in a form thats is three dimensional and full of life. Fantastic abstract expressionism. Irena's last solo exhibit was in October 2009 At the N.I culture center, "Anton Panov"- Strumica, Macedonia. In July of 2010 she was a participating artist in the International Kicevska Likoma Kolonija. It takes place every year and different artist from around the world come to create art and form friendships. In 2011 she had a promotional show, "Promocija na zbirka poezija Korab",  for a book of poetry she created illustrations for entitled "Sailboat". The author is Ratka K Damnjanovic, the book was translated into Serbian, Macedonia, and english.  In her own words about her artwork, the inspiration behind it, Irena said, "in touch with nature, the light as a source of the magic, visual information,  and going through the moments of closeness, and connecting in the same time, with interactions between. So the beauty of the one motive is the transformation made by our imagination and sensibility, in the moments of the inspiration. Hidden moments supported from the inner necessity, moments of the speaking of the soul. Vibrations, all that fulfilled with elements of the individual which prove that, 'the landscape is one condition of the spirit'. 'If anything marks the relation between the artist and beauty is not beyond things, it is within them, in everything'. Search for beauty".  If you would like to know more, please send replies to:, or go to:  Article by K.K.W, "Art is the reason, art is the way" Cheers!
Irena of Skopje,  photo courtesy of the artist
Irena of Skopje, photo courtesy of the artist.
"Promocija na zbirka poezija Korab" 2011,
photo courtesy of the artist.
Photo courtesy of the artist.

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