Portraits

The Portraits represent organic images of our inner life and complexity of human nature, a portrayal of that is thought to be real, not a photographic representation of a micro life. They’re made of discarded clothing articles that are hand stitched and folded on a wooden frame. The textural lines and color of the fabric creates abstract forms that resemble the original figuration of the clothes. Each work is titled with a person’s name, whose clothes were used for the creation of that particular piece.

Self-Portraits

The Self-Portraits are containers of human feelings, a visual vocabulary of our inner complexity. This work is composed of small canvases on which articles of personal wardrobe are stretched. Limited color palette and texture are the central element of the work, which serve as drawing tools that form an abstract image.

The Chairs

The Chairs series focuses on representing our fragile and fragmented human condition. Through a slicing of the chairs with Frasnel lenses, the work become a commentary on impeded human movement and functionality. The screens cut the chairs into separate planes and distort their form, while their shapes are merging a visual effect of a loss of gravity and elevated sense of displacement is created.

The Home

The Home series is a body of work that shakes the idea of one's Home as physical and mental space. Further it explores the fine margine between public and private places, when artist's personal space is recreated in a gallery. A distorting wall made of Fresnel lenses (recovered from discarded TV sets) divide the room and the furniture into sections, resulting in a fully transformational environment. Participants can experience disorientation, that emphasizes the fragility of everyday patterns that exist in one’s home.

Apparition

Apparition is a project that further underlines the effects of digital images on materiality. An unsteady thread curtain becomes a background on which a video of a hand trying to grab the thread is projected, resulting in a mysterious feeling about tactility and the inability to grasp things.

TV

TV is a compilation of works that employ everyday materials and Fresnel lenses recovered from discarded TV sets. Objects are enclosed in the thin space between two transparent planes and all together suspended in space, creating strong illusion of depth and loss of gravity.

Balance

Balance is an installation that mimics a dining table. Glasses are filled with water-like resin and are angled in positions that appear to be frozen in a millisecond. This is to explore the perception of time in the moment of braking and the preservation of that moment.

Revealing

The piece Revealing is a book enclosed in a Fresnel lens. "Remnants of Another Age" is a poetry book, written by Nikola Madzirov in Macedonian and translated in English. Both versions of all poems are presented side by side in the book. The lens is bent in a way that the poem in Macedonian is clearly visible and the English one can only be read with a difficulty, through a hole by moving the object. This is meant to represent a personal challenge of the artist, as well as to push the barriers of communication experienced as an outsider.