Guided by feeling – Rebecca Trajkovski

Rebecca Trajkovski fell in love with art at a young age, particularly drawing with pencil and pen. It wasn’t until high school that she fell in love with the medium of painting; it was the idea that painting was time consuming and required patience that initially put her off the art form. It was when Trajkovski was made to paint for a school project that this exact process drew her in and she found herself immersed in the exercise.[1]

As a self-taught artist, Rebecca Trajkovski prefers to let her feelings and emotions guide her paint strokes and it is with this spontaneity that her artworks come to be. It is for this reason that her preferred medium of choice is acrylic paints, due to its ability to dry fast.[2] Trajkovski feels the motivation to create a work but won’t know why or what the end product will be when she begins. It is only by looking at a finished artwork and considering what was happening in her life at the time of its conception that Trajkovski is able to draw on a painting’s meaning.[3]

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Liberty, Law and Justice, Rebecca Trajkovski.[4]

Trajkovski finds that the common themes present in her work are love, music, travel, and motherhood.[5] She explains “I have drawn on my experiences and some very life changing moments such as travelling overseas, getting married, and recently becoming a mother.” As a practising lawyer, Trajkovski is also inspired greatly from her field of work. In 2017, she won the People’s Choice award in the Law Society of NSW‘s Just Art competition for her painting Liberty, Law and Justice.[6]

 

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The Board (Series 4), Rebecca Trajkovski.

Her works make a statement about the often male-dominated workplace environment, particularly in senior positions. This can be seen in her series The Board. It was with her artwork The Board (Series 4) that Trajkovski won the Georges River Local Artist Prize. As a part of this prize, Trajkovski was awarded the opportunity to exhibit a solo exhibition at Hurstville Museum & Gallery. This will be taking place in our Dragon’s Lair Gallery, later in 2020.

 

The Georges River Art Prize 2019 will be on display until 30 January 2020.

 

Georges River Art Prize 2019

25 October 2019 – 30 January 2020

Hurstville Museum & Gallery

14 MacMahon Street, Hurstville

georgesriver.nsw.gov.au/HMG

 

References

George, Megan. ‘Rebecca Trajkovski Interview: Glass ceilings and motherhood’, Bluethumb: Home of Australian artists, https://bluethumb.com.au/blog/artists/rebecca-trajkovski/, viewed 9 January 2020.

‘Liberty, Law and Justice’, Bluethumb, viewed 10 January 2020, https://bluethumb.com.au/artrajkovski/Artwork/liberty-law-justice

‘Rebecca Trajkovski – Artist profile’, Saatchi Art, https://www.saatchiart.com/rebeccatrajkovski, viewed 9 January 2020.

 

 

 

[1] Megan George, ‘Rebecca Trajkovski Interview: Glass ceilings and motherhood’, Bluethumb: Home of Australian artists, https://bluethumb.com.au/blog/artists/rebecca-trajkovski/, viewed 9 January 2020.

[2] Ibid.

[3] ‘Rebecca Trajkovski – Artist profile’, Saatchi Art, https://www.saatchiart.com/rebeccatrajkovski, viewed 9 January 2020.

[4] ‘Liberty, Law and Justice’, Bluethumb, viewed 10 January 2020, https://bluethumb.com.au/artrajkovski/Artwork/liberty-law-justice

[5] ‘Rebecca Trajkovski – Artist profile’, Saatchi Art, https://www.saatchiart.com/rebeccatrajkovski, viewed 9 January 2020.

[6] Ibid.

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