Blesok no. 84, May-June, 2012
Gallery Reviews


Values Concentrated in the Characters

Ilija Kočovski


    Astral light in the Kasiopeia’s paintings is a kind of substructure; it emanates from the whole surface of the canvas, diffused without any visible source, usually softly, velvet like, without rigid Valero contrasts, determines, unites or highlights other factors in the unpredictable construction of the image.
    Like an overflowing stardust that flows through the space, the light in some of her paintings is strong and glaring, but not overemphasized, with its shadow effect, somewhere quiet and hidden to sfumato, only indicated by discrete and subtle differences between the forms.

     Her aspect as a colorist ranges from monochrome gammas in the narrowest colorful scale to the point of exhaustion, through contrasting and complementary schemes to symbolic intimate and sound colored harmonies. Generally speaking, she rarely polarizes colors, but more often equalizes and harmonizes.
    The imaginary expressive idea, eliminated by visual attraction is easily and quickly constructed in a certain artistic expression, explained by a line, color and distinctive, readable form. Namely, in her life and work, Naumoska with the same ease recognizes and finds the link that connects and explains one with the other, the continuity of reciprocity, while moving into the creative world and filling the curious imagination with the eternal mysteries of love, valediction, reunion……

         Her visual aesthetic is actually a fine gradation of lines, shapes, colors and tones that gurgle, seethe and ferment, creating wholeness in a kind of silky colorful harmonies or strong colorful contradictions, entwined with shimmering lines that partially clash or estrange like a large delta of a river, while fringing the forms of figures, silhouettes, metaphysical spaces or intimate ambiences.
    The line is a dramatic inner restlessness with deep vibrations, driven by the desire for accuracy in search of the exact form, manifesting as a major aesthetic expression with its autonomy, integrity and like a definition of space it defines the form and sometimes penetrates by cruising it with lines, whittling through almost to the point of destruction, and searching for the structure and the core. With this status of the line, Naumoska imposes the conclusion: Master of the line is the master of the art aesthetics.

    It is noticeable that the line is the element that accentuates her individuality and authentic maturity.
    She piles up the form, upgrading in layers, often with partial transparent temporizing, representing the delicate, sometimes subtracts, scratches, separates the layers from the whole just as the days from the past, searching for the essence of the real art aesthetics.
    She uses various procedures throughout the process such as, modeling, modulation, accidental overfill, and she grazes, scratches and patinates, creating a rich visual texture, creating a painting form without stereotypes. She does not insist on anatomical accuracy of the figures nor on the preciseness of the form, while the presentation is not always firmly but flexibly outlined with shimmering lines resonating in polychrome harmonies and tones. Like any Master of the line Naumoska suggests exact lines with emphasis on Valero, tone or color and when there are creative variations of the accuracy Kasiopeia leaves the decision to the viewer, consumer, to choose own line and to experience own version.

    Intimacy is partially visible in contemporary and expressive form during the treatment of the ambience or the figure / figures, mostly in the space where interior ornamentation is avoided and the figure is dominant. The definition of the form in paintings having one figure has an internal power and tension eliminated from any type of academism that latently imposes figurative concept where the composition is unpredictable and surprising while the figure is sovereign and dominates the entire space. Suggesting more figures and the relationship between the figures weaves the subtle tonal shifts, certainly with emphasis on the line and the gesture.
    The compositions are centered and the space is almost completely filled with figures and almost always the space remains undefined. The concentration of color is on the figures and the space is mystified in neutral gray veils.

    The high artistic values of Naumoska are concentrated in the characters and their unpredictable modulation with elevated emphasis and minimal suggestive indicators, by hiding a part and discovering some of the mysticism.
    The topics that fulfill her creative universe and satisfy her imagination are often with small and hidden narratives, ancient and eternal, / love, dates, separations, celebrations / ever experienced or ever constructed, depending on its purpose, but always picturesque.




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