KONNTRA is a result of a friendship, creativity and belief that everything can be achieved. It is a mixture of the present and the future, something that is nowadays, in countries of former Yugoslavia, fairly rare, especially with such a result. Māgoa is proud to present 3 young architects, Mirjana Lozanovska and Silvija Shaleva from Macedonia and Erik Jurišević from Slovenia.
“Fashion illustration is something that very recently became something I love to do. I get my inspiration from collections that have been coming out these past few seasons: there are so many designers whose work I love.
“It is easy for young illustrators to get lost in the predominant trends of the moment as we all wish for people to like our work. Emulating these trends might seem like a shortcut, but it’s not. Focus on who you are and what you want to tell, then sketch it out.”
“Perfection bores me. That is the reason I sometimes take the pen with my right hand. Mistakes are essential: I don’t erase anything, because even mistakes have an essence of their own. I like to maintain a different outlook on things.”
Shantel Martin is a NYC based artist best known for her black and white compositions. The work of Shantell Martin is a meditation of lines, a language of characters, creatures, and messages that invites her viewers to share in her creative process.
“Since moving to the French mountains, with a forest of ancient chestnut trees at my doorstep, I am more and more inspired by the nature.”
Ana Popescu’s recent art exhibition at the Ravnikar Gallery Space sparked this interview we are presenting today. Ana is a Romania-born artist and illustrator, whose drawings are results of her fascination with different visual impressions, such as light, shade scenes, space, etc. Today we have the pleasure to ask her a few questions about her work and creative process.