Zvezdara is a municipality in Serbia, where Ana Kraš is from. The buildings in Zvezdara are all modern, sharp and withhold a certain cold due to the minimalism of communist Eastern Europe aesthetics as well as the monochrome grey and red color palettes used in these new architectural spaces. Kraš reinvents the spaces of her childhood by combining the emotional to the engineered. She draws a straight building, minimalist and simple, but uses a warm color palettes as well as a couple more fluid shapes, inviting the eye to dive in beyond the straight blue lines, and understand these spaces better.
From a furniture and lighting design background, Ana Kraš explores places and bodies with a graphic, linear vocabulary. From Serbia to Los Angeles, or from New York to Copenhagen, she translates her experiences in various architectural spaces into fluid shapes that define her particular dictionary of marks. There is a elegant contrast between the simple Bauhaus inspired shapes she draws and the minimal color palettes she creates.
Ana Kraš, b. 1984 Belgrade, Serbia is an artist based in New York. Her work has been exhibited at Ed Varie, Les Gens Heureux, and at Villa Lena. She has collaborated with fashion designer Maryam Nassir Zadeh as well as Band of Outsiders. She has also shot for Riot of Perfume Magazine and Apartamento Magazine.
Pencil on paper
11 × 8.5 inches