positions of Macedonian and Russian artists
artists from Macedonia in a dialogue with two artists from Russia in the
German capital Berlin - with this
project the young Republic of Macedonia underlines its presence at the
international art scene.
Balov lives in Berlin, his compatriot Novica Trajkovski lives
in Skopje. Their
common project "Duel"
is a dialogue by the means of painting, photography and video art. In the
works of Trajkovski, there is
dominating the image of the cross as
a reflection about the political situation in his country.
It is his first big show in Germany. In his paintings, Jovan Balov
combines the sculptures of Karl Friedrich Schinkel on the Schloßbrücke in Berlin with
neoclassic tissue an he confronts
them with big photography’s of macedonian soldiers posing as warriors who
are wearing makes.
Chef and Olga Tobreluts are from Russia. Genia Chef lives in Berlin, Olga
Tobreluts in Sankt Petersburg. The works of Tobreluts are computer generated
modifications of antique helenistic sculptures which, through digital
treatment become modern heroes. She
is a representative of the Novaja
Akademija in St.Petersburg.
Also, Genia Chef is in close contact to this art group. His triptych "Millennium" and an Installation of three-dimensional computer-panoramas are digital interpretations of the classical suet "Danse de la Mort".
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(Makedonija Denes, 25.03.2003) - The joint exhibition of artworks by Novica Trajkovski and Jovan Balov from Macedonia and Olga Torbeluc and
Genia Sef from Russia was recently successfully displayed in the Palace of Lions in Berlin -