OASES are made of recycled and altered plastic dolls and various pressed flowers and leaves, arranged and cast in transparent epoxy resin. This body of work was created in repetitive stages from mid-March 2020 to its completion in early 2021. With almost a magical-like presence, the oases captivate the viewer to experience them up close, for which one has to walk across the artificial grass. An attempt is made where the semantics are taken off the plants and flowers in order to enable the formation of a different nature relationship optic. They stand ambiguously among ambiguously faceless portraits offering an opportunity for the viewer to insert themselves. As time capsules they evoke and try to re-establish the strained link between humans and plants, culture and nature, the real and unreal, matter and thought, the personal and interpersonal.
Ana Jovanovska was born in 1991 in Macedonia. She holds an MFA in the Graphic Art Field. Her practice is rooted in deep observation and reaction to the current times and spaces, affected by the moralizing of traditions and a sense of urgency in the discourse of contemporaneity. She is interested in research based on rethinking, re-imagining, and re-telling narratives, debating that the structure of society is in many ways conditioned by the structure of language itself. She has had 12 independent and more than 200 group exhibitions.