GORAN MAKESKI: THE ART OF TRANSLUCENCY
Goran Makeski has an international Reputation.
He is an artist working on a wide range of works – each one is added to another one – each one offering something unique – each one representing a challenge for the artist – each one satisfying and stimulating, at the same time, the spectator.
Working by the watercolor technique, this artist of extraordinary talent has progressed… something special comes out from his mixture.
His artistic life represents a journey, one step performed after the other which immediately brings to the next one.
You will find some works celebrating our natural world and transcending it, and the endless magic that creates every day by changing light.
Besides that, you will see an artist willing to represent daily aspects of life, attracted by spaces we build for ourselves and by how we navigate in our world through these spaces.
He is interested in ordinary aspects of daily life, his purpose is to leave a heritage of images that, once they are put together, send back to partial views of certain things which are important for life of every person.
His final objective is to make image become a so unique thing with its means, so as it seems to flow on page – lines express the absolute flow and energy which are intrinsic to the picture, its colors have a translucency, a brightness and an intricacy to transmit their own vibrations, and his pictures are strong enough to represent his ideas with clarity and attention. Translucid quality of his watercolors is excellent.
Above all, he wishes to communicate outwards its core with all its incongruous particulars or undefined details which are indeed in a second place as regards sensations expressed by power of his images’ tones.
When he paints, his objective is not that of producing recognizable shapes. State of mind, atmosphere, light and colour are much more important for him.
His actual style, which has changed over years, aims to eliminate details and to underline effects of the sky’s cadence or of the light on ground or on water.
Therefore, he can be simply inspired by a simple colored band on a shadow or a cloud’s border, or by a lively color on the horizon, which calls to mind shapes and remembers other places, other times and other tales on experienced or described stories, just grabbing on to styles and materials.
Flexibility and touch of his brilliant watercolor are exciting and it is as if he wanted to defy the spectator in creating some surprises and unexpected sensations.
His painting is easily understood and it intentionally tries to overtake regulations and rigid and methodical theories of technique; but it certainly succeeds in a funnier way. In this way, he offers the opportunity to play with shapes and to create unique effects, everything is made without distracting the spectator from images created by mixtures of color which uncannily materialize from nothing and which contain hidden interiors and inexplicable levels.
His works are made, in a simple manner, direct and natural thanks to his gestural ways revealing his deep interest in painting.
Thus, we can see behind what he shows us and let us see interpreting our experiences and our perceptions, the creation of a unique canvas, just for us.
MARIA GRAZIA TODARO PADOVA 21-02 -2016