THE GALLERY OF HAPPINESS
Online Viewing Room
01 - 30 June 2021
About The Gallery of Happiness
Over the past two months, @creative.fellowship initiative for promising young talents together with our SAAS Gallery have held a visual art contest on the theme ‘happiness’ among promising young artists from Guatemala, Ukraine, North Macedonia, UK, and Austria.
'The Gallery of Happiness' is a virtual exhibition of twenty seven artworks chosen by the Selection Committee at the end of the contest. The gallery opened on 1 June 2021 and the opening was timed to coincide with International Children’s Day.
This virtual exhibition is held within a framework of the @cretaive.fellowship partnership with the Salzburg Festival’s “Jung&Jed*r” program for children and youth. The exhibition is curated by Petra Zublasing, an Italian Olympic athlete and a professional visual artist.
THE TWENTY SEVEN SELECTED ARTWORKS
Emilia Petrova. Portrait, Charcoal on Paper 21x29,7cm.
Emilia is a young artist from North Macedonia, she is 16 y.o.
Marija Zdraveva. Untitled, Watercolor on Paper.
'When I watch the ocean I feel calm, warm and blessed. Sunsets are so powerful to me... This is what makes me happy. And when someone talks about happiness, I think of nature first'.
Marija Zdraeva, 14 y.o., North Macedonia
Angela Jankulova. Untitled, Gouache on Paper, 29,7x21cm
'In life we have day and night, light and darkness. Happiness is complex term, it can not be described only with words, it needs to be described with feelings'.
Angela Jankulova, 14 y.o., North Macedonia,
Jeanneris Arriola. Untitled, Colored Pencil on Paper, 21x29,7cm.
Jeanneris is a young artist living in Guatemala
Karina Legka. St-John the Baptist Day: in search for women happiness. Gouache on Paper, 21x33cm
Ukrainians used to believe that both festivities and rituals of St-John the Baptist day would protect their houses, heal the sick ones, predict happy life for the whole family... In my painting I also show a stork, symbolising both happiness and perpetuation.
Karina Legka, 15 y.o., Ukraine
Tirza Debroy. Untitled, Photograph, 12x15cm
Tirza is a young artist from Guatemala.
Funda Redzep. One Step Closer. Photograph, 16x21cm
'And the day will come when life will look at your tired face with a smile and say; be ready, it's your turn to be happy...'
Funda Redzep, 18 y.o., North Macedonia
Aleksandar Tomov. Untitled, Ink on paper. 21x29,7
Aleksandr is a young artist from North Macedonia, and he is 12 y.o.
Blaze Mancev. Untitled, Guache on Paper, 21x29,7cm
Blaze Mancev is a young artist from North Macedonia.
Anastasia Lavrenyuk. Happiness, Photograph, 6x8 cm
Happiness always surrounds us, although we are used to not noticing it, focusing on the difficulties of life... While taking this photo, I felt absolute comfort and peace of mind... You never know where to find that very moment of quiet happiness.
Karina Legka. Space tourist, Ink on Paper, 21x29,7cm
Funda Redzep. Come on, smile. Photograph, 16x21cm
'People could not reach the space for a long time. What a great happiness for a little child's heart was to know that a human being had conquered the space on the 12 April, 1961. Yuriy Gagarin made the dream of many boys and girls come true. Making real big dreams means happiness'.
Karina Legka, Ukraine
'To be happy means to make another person smile and see him happy while smiling'.
Funda Redzep. 18 y.o., North Macedonia @funda_redzep
Lyudmila Legka. Holy Protection. Gouache on Paper, 21x33 cm
'Peace: these five letters mean so much happiness for the people... Peace all over the world means happiness for the most people... Religious people believe that the Mother of God cares about the world, take care of humans, and warn them to live in peace and calm'.
Lyudmila Legka, 13 y.o., Ukraine
Glorija Velkova. Beginning of Life. Photograph, 12x15cm
'For the collection of happiness I have chosen this picture of my Christmas flower that I took last Christmas. For me happiness means beginning of life'.
Glorija Velkova, 18 y.o., North Macedonia
Martina Gazepova. A tear of Joy, Charocal on paper.
'When we talk about happiness we think of people smiling but think about it... when our wish comes true we do smile yes but we often cry of happiness as well. It’s a tear of joy'.
Martina Gazepova, North Macedonia, 15 y.o.
Oleksiy Lisovenko. My younger brother,
'My brother younger is happy when he is busy with his hobby researching the insects... 'Happiness' for me is to see my brother interested, and to capture these moments on photos'.
Oleksiy Lisovenko, 17 y.o., Ukraine
Lyudmila Legka. Christmas Carol. Gouache on Paper, 21x33 cm
Happiness is an experience and feelings you wish to share. The main goal of Christmas carols is to announce good news about the birth of the Son of God, so that the singers wish happiness, health, harmony, rich harvest and prosperity to each house.
Lyudmila Legka, 13 y.o., Ukraine
Monika Ristova. Untitled, Charcoal on Paper, 21x29,7 cm
Monika Ristova is a young artist from North Macedonia, she is 14 y.o.
Semra Rashiti. Obvious solution is not always the correct one, 29,7x42 cm
Semra Rashiti. Books are the light of our life, Acrylic on Paper, 21x29,7cm
Sometimes you can fall from that way, but you’ll always have another hand that will help you to find the right.
Semra Rashiti, 21 y.o., North Macedonia
Oleksandr Tunik. Untitled, Photograph, 8x6cm
'Happiness for me is to have a person next to me who is ready to share with me the joy of being. The beauty of nature and the world around me gives me energy; and family warmth - a sense of security'.
Oleksandr Tunik, 14 y.o., Ukraine
Valeria Boyko. Beadwork, Cross Stitch.
'Towel is a symbol of the union of a new family, and the family is always happiness. Couples of pigeons are embroidered on wedding towels as a symbol of love and harmony'.
Valeria Boyko, Ukraine
Yaroslav Vyshnovenko. Sweet victory. Gouache on Paper
'In my artwork, I am showing the victory of an adult man in a rally. I imagined how as a small boy he was dreaming about this victory and how he devoted all his time to the training... I believe that happiness lies in making dreams coming true.'
Yaroslav Vyshnovenko, Ukraine