Maja Taneva was born in Skopje, North Macedonia in 1984.
She graduates and gains master qualification in sculpture on the Fine Art Academy in Sofia-Bulgaria. After finishing the education she started working for the project" Skopje2014"
Whit the gain experience in bronze and stone her hunger for experimenting and exploring new and different materials for modeling continues, in the process she is discovering the lifting equipment materials as a suitable, strong, soft and feminine on the other side for her sculptures. She has been awarded first place for "Experimental drawing "
Her artworks are in private collections all over the world, she is Published artist on three colouring books for adults.
The story of
Asymmetric Note of tenderness
Exhibition scheduled for October 2022 in Gallery Ko-Ra, Skopje
* Dragonflies are sensitive to changes in the environment and therefore they represent indicators of the state of river ecosystems
Dragonflies - the indicators of our soul, towards any change, especially the change of the last two years, results in constant doubt, search and a way of balancing one's own peace and life experience.
Trembling and cramping as a state of constant uncertainty, but also on the dual side, finding one's own microcosm.
Compering asymmetric shapes with individual normalcy and seizing the moment, Yes, what is happening to us is normal and ok. The need for adaptation and acceptance because searching for absolute perfection and natural symmetry is non-existent.
Adaptation through imperfection and acceptance.
I am asking you- what is the life balance that we all are looking for ?
What emotions and situations can we control ourselves?
What do we project, false perfection or balanced disproportion with current experiences?
Taking these questions - I believe in the necessity of aesthetic beauty, most of us are visual creatures,
As such, in my creations, I present the visual through the three-dimensional form and the specificity of the materials for making it.
For creating the sculptures industrial ropes are used, material whose primary purpose is as lifting equipment (industrial lifting wire ropes equipment.) The beauty is created with one of the strongest materials, allowing it to reflect dramatic tenderness and play with light. Each passing of a wire/line through my hands I have the possibility of its complete change, from roughness to tenderness and yet complete persistence in creating, balancing and channeling towards emotional peace.