Vladimir Ilievski (1989. Macedonia, Skopje)

Education:

Vladimir Ilievski is a visual artist whose primary occupation is painting. He attended Lazar Lichenoski High School of the Arts, and specialized in the applied arts. In 2012, Vladimir graduated from Ss. Cyril and Methodios University with a Bachelor of Arts in Painting. His art, in terms of subject is primarily figurative with a focus on simple themes and objects, while also transmitting the inner psychological disposition of the artist together with the aspects of the external environment, whether permanent or ephemeral. The principal features of his work are the manner in which a subject is painted, including the choice of color, tone, and stroke, rather than the subject itself. Most of his works share similar characteristics, such as dynamism, energy, and rhythm of brushstrokes. Ilievski is credited with nine solo exhibitions, and has participated in many group exhibitions and art events. As more significant awards he has received is the award “Vangel Kodzoman” for the most successful exhibition of DLUM for the period 2011-1013.

Shows and Exhibitions: 

Solo shows: 

  • 2012 – Jazz – Cinematheque of Macedonia – Skopje
  • 2012– Face-ism – Museum house of Robevci – Ohrid
  • 2013 – Dark blue – Gallery 8 – Skopje
  • 2013 – Light matter – House of ARM – Skopje
  • 2013 – Dynamics – NU Centre for Culture Kocho Racin – Kichev
  • 2014 – Art exhibition – KIC – Skopje
  • 2014 – Art exhibition – Museum of History – Botevgrad
  • 2015 – Feathers – NUCK Nikola Jonkov Vapcarov – Delchevo
  • 2015 – Feathers – NUCK Anton Panov – Strumica

Group shows:

  • 2011 – 16th International Exhibition of cartoons – Zagreb
  • 2011 – Exhibition of photographs from the photo contest for old bazaar – GEM Club –Skopje
  • 2011 – Exhibition of students of Faculty of Visual Arts – National Gallery of Macedonia – CifteAmam – Skopje
  • 2011 – Tell me ten words that connect us – French Cultural Center – Skopje
  • 2012 – Annual exhibition DLUM – Skopje City Museum
  • 2012 – Small format – KIC –Skopje
  • 2012 – Exhibition of miniatures – Gallery 8 – Skopje
  • 2012 – Transform – Pandora’s Box – Thessaloniki
  • 2013 – Small format – KIC –Skopje
  • 2013 – MiniARTura – NLB Tutunska Banka – Skopje
  • 2014 – Group exhibition – Amam Gallery – Gevgelija
  • 2014 – 15th Winter Salon, Dlum – National Gallery of Macedonia – Mala Stanica - Skopje
  • 2014 – 60. Revue Annual Exhibition DLUM – KIC – Skopje
  • 2014 – MiniARTura – NLB Tutunska Banka – Skopje
  • 2014 – Experimental Drawing, DLUM – House of ARM – Skopje
  • 2015 – 61. Revue Annual Exhibition DLUM – National Gallery of Macedonia – Mala Stanica - Skopje
  • 2015 – Fourth International Exhibition for World Environment Day – Flora and fauna – the source of life and beauty – Skopje

Awards/Recognitions

  • 2007 – winner of the competition for designing Christmas cards for U.S. Embassy
  • Best student of 2005/2008 generation from DSUPU „Lazar Lichenoski
  • 2012 – winner of First Award for Comic on 40th World Gallery of Cartoons – Osten –Skopje
  • 2012 – award for the highest average and reached great results during the studies at the Faculty of Visual Arts in Skopje
  • 2013 – award Vangel Kodzoman for the most successful realized exhibition of DLUM for the period (2011-2013)
  • 2014 – award Experimental Drawing – DLUM – Skopje
  • 2020 – award Vladimir Georgievski – Self-portrait in self-isolation – Tranzen – Strumica

Information of interest and additional information about the artist: 

"In the past few years I’ve been working on this project that formed itself as a series and a project. I didn’t have the wholeness of it at the beginning, but as I continued researching those areas, it somehow connected into one; which is also the title of the project Becoming One. So, it’s always the nature, the magical appearance of it, special mystical moments or occasions, combined with people, animals or other objects. Becoming one with everything that is. With the universe. It’s the perfect balance between staying true to our nature, and releasing the self-centered idea in order to achieve union. And completing the circle of nature, as Munch would say: “From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them, and that is eternity.”

"Furthermore in some paintings I try to emphasize the “vertical” aspiration, as the sunflower is reaching towards the sun, or the deer lengthens its neck to reach beyond the forest, and to get out of it’s usual shape."

"I am still interested in those magical moments in the visual art, so my idea is to continue develop this project through the Skopje residency as well"