:exhibit “Heat, Thirst, Life” @ BYF 2o11

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=ИзложбаЖега, жажда, живот

This was one of the main activities on d program of d 16 edition of Balkan Youth Festival, Sandanski, Bulgaria. Regular the organization makes this exhibition in Hotel Sandanski but as we decide for this year better place for the type of art that was presented the place for this year was pretty visited coffee bar in Sandamski, named ICEBERG.

On the second day of the official start of this year festival [08.09.11], in d morning, in 11:00 o’clock all d volunteers, members of d music bands & d other participants @ BYF we went to ‘Iceberg’ for d official opening of d exhibition and d most lovely morning coffee.

The day before, me with d technical group of volunteers @ BYF visited Iceberg and arrange d place with our art works. This year there were two artists presenting their art pieces in a front of d BYF audience and d local young people from Sandanski that are customers at Iceberg. The first artist Blagoj Cicerkov is young photographer. He’s 18 years old and in d beginning he was working with d camera only as a hobby, but after he start with journalism and writing articles for different media this becomes his first job.

For this exhibition he do a special tour around d Balkans and visit Macedonia, Greece and some parts of Bulgaria, or cities as Ohrid, Struga, Thessaloniki, Sofia and Varna and tries to do special shoots for this year topic: heat, thirst, life. ..

The second author/ artist that presents his art works at BYF is me. For this year expo I decide to present them one of my conceptual art photography projects called „[3e]“ (tree) where I shoot one trees street in France (Montpelier)  decorated with some spherical balls. ..I also present one project „animated friends“, acrylic on paper-board and the last part of my expo was mix of some visual/ graphic posters.

Emilia Marinova, the director of Balkan Youth Festival, open this year exhibition with positive words first for Us. d artists, then for our art works and for d end of her speech for d volunteers and congratulations for all of us, participants of this year edition of d festival. Blagoj was pleased to be with Us this year and to share his photography, and me, I was pretty much surprised how is possible so many people to have need for coffee in d morning. 🙂

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Few media, including d national TV station were interested in our exhibition, and hopefully we’ve done a good thing with our works and our messages. Balkan Youth Festival is d best place for meeting young people from d Balkans and Europe and sharing our experience!

more for d expo [here]

#twitterartexhibit in Norway

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This is call for artists organized by the Norwegian colorist – expressionist artist @DavidSandumArt. He send this call on twitter for A real life Twitter art exhibit! and his main idea was to getter artists from all over, who will create card/s with their style of work and support the organizer in making a big exhibit in the city library in Moss, Norway. The library (bibliotek in Norwegian) is located in a part of town called Møllerbyen that used to be part of the towns industry (years ago).

I really like his idea, because he wants to make the expo, and our art works to be for sale but the money to be used in charity. The prize for all the cards will be the same, that was also one of my basic motivation to participate. And also 140 artist (the first idea), call via twitter in 140 characters, the final result, amazing idea that I waned to support.

..so far for the #twitterartexhibit he received art from 173 artists (few days left until the deadline, November 27th, and the wall that is made inside the Bibliotek it will be able to show 240 cards.

In the beginning I didn’t know what to send from the things that I constantly made here in France but most of them didn’t fit the size, so I decide to make one week of dynamic creative producing so I can have few works from which I can choose which to send.

I made about 20 paintings/ cards, acrylic on paper-board and for final there were 3 that were telling we are the one that we’ll go. The other one that are part of this collection (private for now) you can see it here ~ #artExhibit.

This are my friends, my characters that will present @kihuPotru on this expo.

I_Go. I; I_Go. II; I_Go. III;

In meanwhile, I had one more idea in my mind. Sometimes I made art/ painting workshops with the kids that are coming in the association Jacques Prevert. For me was perfect idea, in perfect time. I was doing my cards when the kids were inspired to paint with me also. I didn’t wait a second after I had 4-5 kids around me. I take big paper and give to all of them one color in big 1l bottle. Every kid was having one color in his hand and brush in the other.

I explain to them that I want to have one big abstract painting made by all of them in 140 seconds. My idea was also in 140 moves, I had already 9 kids on which I was trying to tell to don’t make more then 10 moves, so I can reach the number 140, not all of them listen and will stop with 10 moves. 🙂

It was workshop like start, go, go, go..STOP!

Buterfly WingButterfly Wing

zen_mOOnzen_mOOn

 

We repeat the process on 3 big paper-boards. For the new paper they were changing their colors, so they can have opportunity to express them selves in different way. I catch that in the box with brushes there were also some teeth brushes and some of the kids in their hands were having them. Pretty experimental for me, so happy about the idea for the exhibition as for the idea of this action painting workshop were the kids were making collective pieces of art.

more about the organizer and his art ~ David Sandum Art

Monster.S for soliDAR*ity

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For the exhibition that took place in the Maison de la famillies in Metz I decide to create art piece that will be mix of the three techniques/ workshops that were actually part of the youth exchange connect with contemporary art called Voice of Art.

Voice of Art was a youth exchange organized by the association Together, on my blog for my stay in France you can find other articles connected with it. In this exchange participants from 6 countries were able to learn more about contemporary art and also to create part of their ideas participating in three workshops: street art, art installations and multimedia.

The street art workshop was leaded by me and can find more about here. The other two workshops were leaded by Bruno de Sario, Italy [art installation] and  Agnieszka Piatczak, Poland and Ramses The lonelywarrior, France [multimedia].

I have some expirience with video/ multi media and installations from before and I felt perfect opportunity to try to play with this three forms and create mixed media work that will be connect and will express the way how I accept and understand the topic of this excange ‘solidarity’

The last period I use my facebook status to write some shorts about monsters and monster mood and somehow I find connection between the monster.s and solidarity. I try to show the main feelings that I have when I think about solidarity. I made monster[s] that [are] push[ing] for solidarity.

Monster.S for Solidarity

In the painted form I played with graff, stickers and expressionistic techniques. The stickers that I made before I apply in the wooden board same as sometimes I put them on the walls around the places where I travel.. ..

In the installation I try to use as less as possible, because one of the aim in my works is to show that a lot of things can be created from low budget materials, most of them organic and easy for recycling.This ecoLogic.al way of creating art in my eyes is the future of the contemporary design, art & living.

In the short conceptual and bit experimental video I give a soul to the monster that I already have it in 2 forms..that comes to my concept like finishing the circle of 2D, 3D with bringing the monster in moving and giving him life. I create monster with feelings..

The combination of this 3 forms bring my idea and concept in final result in which the message is clean..if u understand it good if not again good 🙂

Monster.S for Solidarity

 

 

 

Monster for Solidarity from Kihu Potru on Vimeo.

DAR* – in Macedonian means gift..most of the time not material one..

Младински Арт Фестивал

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Соочени со недостатоткот од еден урбан младински фестивал како место каде што младите талентирани лица ќе можат да го промовираат своето творештво пред пошироката публика, клубот за локални младински иницијативи Штип се одлучи на подготовка и организација на овој настан. Фестивалот беше замислен како мултимедијален настан во кој ќе бидат опфатени: театарот, музиката, фотографијата, филмот и ликовната уметност.

На 23 Јануари во просториите на дом на млади во Штип се одржаа сите горе наведени активности. Публиката беше доволно заинтересирана за овој настан и присуствуваше во огромен број, исто така беа присутни локалните и националните медиуми кои направија прилози за конкретниот настан. Time table-от на овој настан одеше од прилика вака:
-најпрво започнав јас како координатор на ликовна работилница на која неколкумина зедоа активно учество со творење на неколку извонредни дела во техниката темпера на картон;
-во продолжение следуваше официално отварање на изложба на која се претставија двајца автори со нивните фотографии, како и јас со изработените минијатури за време на настанот;
-во другиот дел на просториите на дом на млади, истовремено со отварањето на изложбата, имаше премиерна изведба на театарска претстава и проекции на неколку филмови;
-како за шлаг на прекрасен настан следуваше концертот на кој настапија неколку млади бендови со ученици од средното музичко училиште со најразличен репертоар:

Се на се, ова беше еден извонредно организиран настан за кого сме благодарни на Фондацијата Институт Отворено Општесво и Локалната самоуправа?!? на град Штип.

Јас лично сум му благодарен на Гоце Коцевски, млад активист од Штип, кој ја имаше главната улога на овој настан т.е. координатор на целиот овој проект. Благодарам Гоце!
…се надевам на уште многу креативни настани како овој организирани од младите на градот Штип.

во прилог дел од моите минијатури направени на како дел од ликовната работилница




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