Maria Pavlovska: REACTION - Drawing Cycles 2005 - 2015 Paperback
Drawing, like poetry, can communicate the immeasurable depth of our thoughts, emotion, and experience through a language that is often most precise when expressed in its most abstracted form. Maria Pavlovska's drawings engage this language, exploring the full range of her internal life even as her line and brush-stroke explore from the sensitive to the explosive, from freedom to order. These cycles of small drawings are notes to herself, put down on paper over a span of ten years. They have an intimate power; she will often term them 'diaries'. Specific without depiction, they are images that can be read and appreciated over time, something a person wants to keep close and refer to again and again. Just as sonnets or song cycles create strings of poetic imagery, each drawing here adds to the next like a bead on a chain, or a part of a story, a page of a book.
About the AuthorMaria Pavlovska was born in Skopje, Macedonia (Former Yugoslavia) in 1975. Her work has been featured around the globe in over 28 solo shows and more than 100 group international exhibitions including Art Basel Miami, the Kunsthalle-Vienna and Kunsthalle-Krems (Austria), Gallery Lang (Vienna), Cite Internationale des Arts, The Dock (Paris), Museum of Contemporary Art, The National Gallery, Museum of the City - Skopje (Macedonia), City House in Nurnberg (Germany), Station Gallery, Gallery MC, The Open Space Gallery, Citibank (New York), FLA Gallery (Connecticut), Viota Gallery (San Juan - Puerto Rico), Prima Center (Berlin), MANA Contemporary and Drawing Rooms (New Jersey). Her work is held in private and public collections worldwide, including embassies, museums, galleries and libraries. Her artistic journey started at an early age, she was noticed as one of Balkan - Europe's promising young talents. She took up residencies in Paris, Vienna, and Nuremberg (Germany). After her first solo in New York in 2007, she has lived and continued to be active in the New York art scene. Hailing from a family of creative artists - her father is an esteemed painter internationally, (National Order of Merit Award for the Arts 2011, Macedonia) , her older sister is a leading musicologist and her younger sister is an international classical pianist - it is apparent that her artistic energy is ingrained within the very fabric of her being. Although part of a distinguished cultural family legacy, Maria has achieved significant recognition in her own right.