13 November 2012

Alekso Atanasovski

17" x 14", ink and acrylic, 2005

This is my uncle (my mom's brother), Alekso, who lives in Australia. Since childhood, I've been fascinated by the black and white photos of my uncles (and my dad) in military uniform...something about mandatory service in the Yugoslav army (I still haven't inquired too deeply about it).

I met him and the rest of my Australian family when I visited there with my sister in 1993. It was quite amazing to see so many familiar faces that I'd gotten to know through photos only.

Like in the two paintings of my dad (here and here), the red is acrylic, the rest is ink.



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