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Macedonian painter Jana Jakimovska’s ‘Sky’ opens in Kumanovo

Kumanovo's Trajko Prokopiev Cultural Center is hosting 'Sky,' an exhibition of 20 paintings done in acrylic on canvas by Macedonian artist Jana Jakimovska.

Kumanovo, 22 January 2021 (MIA) — Kumanovo’s Trajko Prokopiev Cultural Center is hosting ‘Sky,’ an exhibition of 20 paintings done in acrylic on canvas by Macedonian artist Jana Jakimovska.

The art show will run until the end of January, according to Sasho Todorovski, the director of Trajko Prokopiev Cultural Center, who opened the exhibition.

“Jakimovska’s paintings are wonderful works that will touch everyone,” Todorovski said.

Jakimovska said she started working on the paintings in 2018 inspired by “the universal blue, a symbol uniting people living in different cities but under the same sky.”

She continued working on her ‘Sky’ series of paintings during the 2020 quarantine. For her, the national lockdown was “a window” to refocus on her art, Jakimovska said.

According to art historian Ana Frangovska, Jakimovska’s ‘Sky’ is also “a window for others to escape from reality into a more beautiful, brighter, more humane” world.

According to art historian Angela Vitanovska, Jakimovska’s latest series of paintings are taking viewers on a journey from Skopje, across Strumica and Ohrid, through Tokyo, and all the way to New York.

Jana Jakimovska (b. 1981, Skopje) is a formally trained painter, digital artist, conceptual artist, performance artist and muralist. She teaches at the Goce Delchev University Art Academy in Shtip. She has had 18 solo exhibitions and taken part in over 80 group exhibitions in the country and abroad. mr/

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