- Ivana Nasteski
Born in Tetovo, Republic of Macedonia in 1981. Graduated from Faculty of Fine Arts of University in Skopje, Macedonia in 2004, post graduate studies (graphic section) finished on the same Faculty in 2009. Member of DLUM, Association of Artists, Republic of Macedonia since 2009.
Main one-man exhibitions: Tetovo, Skopje, Ohrid, Dresden (Germany), Belgrade (Serbia), Sabac (Serbia).
Main group exibitions: Mexico, Swicerland, China, Belgrade, Germany, Portugal, Novi Sad (Serbia), Bitola (Macedonia), Nis (Serbia), Pancevo(Serbia), and many graphic triennial and biennial.
Art Colonies: Visegrad(2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012), Srbac, Pale, Belgrade (Serbia), Berovo (Macedonia).
Awards: Grand Prix for graphic of Macedonia (2010).
The theme of my art is prehistoric period, the Neolithic age on the territory of Macedonia. The inspiration is, a Big Mother, Sun, stars, land, stones, rocks and glorification of that deities, like destiny… A glorification, of that heroic time, times of creation for a new life… woman, as a symbol of mightiness, love and a macrocosm…
Graphics and drawings are inspiration for a time that has been lost for the first effort man to leave a trace in the stone and rock of its existence.
Signs and symbols, as symbols of eternity, the woman as a symbol of birth, death, love …
The game; dance is also present, because through it celebrates life and victory over death, and the Sun like a solar element.