Irena Desovska Belcovski
Other than verbally, I use art to express myself and all that I am. The inspiration of every painting I do comes from what is around me, which I believe is nothing than a pure energy, usually shown to me like feeling, image or thought. This energy initiates a process of creation that ends with a new piece of art. The composition and colors in my paintings are the feelings that I have in me. Which way they will take me I never know.
“Traveller” is a serial of paintings that I started with in the beginning of 2012, just after my arrival in Canada.
The inspiration for each painting came spontaneously.
Maybe ironically, but the longing for my home country helped me in that process of creation. At those hard times, the catharses came out, providing great relief of energy that was kept in me. I utilized repressed emotions for art creation.
This serial is dedicated to my last travels cross Macedonia, North Africa and Canada. Even though all those places offered different faces of landscapes, cultures, traditions and experiences, they spoke to me the same words and were shown to me with the same colours.
This is the evidence that sometimes in the differences we can find the same beauty.
“Haiku” is serial of paintings named after Japanese poetic form.
Haiku is often represented by the juxtaposition of two images or ideas. Many themes include directly observed nature, feelings, or experiences.
Haiku uses an economy of words to paint a multi-tiered painting, without "telling all".
I tried to put a mental image in the viewer’s mind thought a combination of few colors and simple knife strokes.
IRENA DESOVSKA BELCOVSKI
Irena Desovska Belcovski was born and lived in Skopje, Macedonia. Currently she lives in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.
The interest in art follows her whole life even though due to some life circumstances, she decided to take her education in a different direction by pursuing legal studies.
She learned the basic techniques of painting in a private school called “Likovna Rabotilnica” under the teachings of Professor Milosh Milosavljevich. This is where she first began with figurative painting.
In the four years of education that followed, she had three group exhibitions and one solo. Part of the paintings from these exhibitions was sold to private collectors in Macedonia.
After arriving in Canada in 2012, Irena decided to completely dedicate herself to art by signing up for an Art College and opening up her own studio in which she currently works as a full-time artist.
She is a member of the Burlington Art Center and Burlington Fine Arts Association.