Ana Costov: In Pursuit

In the midst of some circumstances, two summers ago, I found myself interested in the subject of the national identity. The development of this series of works came as a social comment about the today’s remnants of the former Soviet domination, whose reminiscences still exist in a poverty-stricken society, constantly in disarray, where people no longer find their place and are forced to leave.

I started by exploring the social landscape of my city, Chisinau, the interests of young people, the lives of the people of my generation, the similarities with other post-soviet societies. Some cityscapes are so familiar that anyone from the post-soviet space can relate to.

Although today the borders of Moldova are open widely to the West and there may be the possibility and the means for a national, social and cultural reinvention, I think that the Moldovan society still suffers from an identity crisis, amidst an atmosphere of chaos and decay, of instability caused by far too deep trauma. My work talks about those small activities and urban landscapes that keep us in the same place, although we have access to so many other visions.

Youth | Ana Costov
Size: 23.8 W x 35 H x 1.5 in
Acrylic on Canvas

Yellow Zhyguli | Ana Costov
Size: 15.7 W x 19.6 H x 1.5 in
Oil on Canvas

Portal | Ana Costov
Size: 12.5 W x 15.7 H x 1.5 in
Oil on Canvas

Fire on the asphalt | Ana Costov
Size: 26.3 W x 33 H x 1.5 in
Oil on Canvas

Luna | Ana Costov
Size: 27.5 W x 35.4 H x 1.5 in
Oil on Linen

Ana Costov : the world through the prism of art

Ana Costov was born in 1994 in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova. She received a  Bachelor`s degree in Graphic Arts from the University of Art and Design in Cluj Napoca, Romania in 2018. During her graduate studies, she completed two semesters abroad with the Erasmus+ scholarship, one at Universidad de Castilla-la Mancha (Facultad de Bellas Artes) Cuenca, Spain (2016) and one at Universidad del Pais Vasco (Faculty of Fine Arts) Bilbao, Spain (2017). These experiences had a big influence on the course of her artistic development, which can be seen in the abstract series specifically.

     Her work is an exploration of simple, daily life, relationships between humans and nature; it also reflects the search for true connection and ways of looking and feeling. She pulls her ideas mainly from her own experiences and surroundings. In the course of her artistic journey we can define three series of works: “Elements”(an abstract representation of nature and creation) “Human nature” (images based on emotions and fundamental life experiences) and the most recent one,“Identity” (a visual documentation and exploration of the post-soviet life/context of Moldova. 

Abyss I | Ana Costov
Painting
Size: 21.7 W x 17.7 H x 0.4 in

Abyss II | Ana Costov
Painting
Size: 19.7 W x 15.7 H x 0.4 in

Send it on | Ana Costov
Painting
Size: 19.7 W x 27.6 H x 1.2 in

Reflections | Ana Costov
Painting
Size: 15.7 W x 19.7 H x 0 in

Seeking silence | Ana Costov
Painting
Size: 15.7 W x 19.7 H x 1.6 in

Searching for Truth | Ana Costov
Painting
Size: 29.1 W x 35.4 H x 0 in

Redecorate your home from the comfort of your home

Whether you’re starting with an unfurnished canvas or looking for one statement piece to upgrade an area, it’s difficult to determine where exactly to begin when shopping for your space. As much as the internet is our ally in these DIY endeavors, it can also turn into our worst enemy. We start by Googling a simple keyword, only to end up with an endless sea of #home decor items — turning our search from fun treasure hunt to survival of the strongest.

To avoid any search-result overload, along with misguided over-spending, we rounded up our favorite paintings and sculptures. Scroll through the destinations ahead, curated by “best for” styles, and take some of the headache out of home shopping. It’s time to kick back, relax, and click your way to a better space — without needing to leave your couch.


Heat | Ana Costov
Painting
Size: 17.7 W x 21.7 H x 1.2 in


Rebirth | Ana Costov
Painting
Size: 15.4 W x 22.8 H x 1.2 in

Those flower paintings are ideal for decorating walls of your home. They can be placed over a sofa, above the fireplace, or on any wall in family room, living room, den, hallway or in the bedroom.


Genesis | Ana Costov
Painting
Size: 39.4 W x 66.1 H x 0 in


This painting depicts the act of creation, the Genesis, the beginning of the beginning.


Summer | Veaceslav Jiglitski
Sculpture
Size: 8.3 W x 20.5 H x 5.1 in

This sculpture embodies a curvy woman that is using a jump rope with ease and confidence. Which speaks about the relativity of all the standards in our modern world.


Spring | Veaceslav Jiglitski
Sculpture
Size: 9.8 W x 12.6 H x 4.5 in

This bronze sculpture depicts a curvy woman, with a bouquet of flowers in her hands, contemplating. The attention to the details is fantastic and the sculpture is absolutely stunning.


Fall | Veaceslav Jiglitski
Sculpture
Size: 8.7 W x 20.5 H x 17 in

This sculpture features a nude figure of a woman dancing. Her body reflects the beauty of the female curves and gives us the sensation of sensuality and freedom

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