Ana Kraŝ interview by Clemetine Widdowson – de Pressigny for POST NEW.
Ana Kraŝ has just moved from Serbia to New York. She is a maker of alluring objects and illustrations, and a taker of seductive photographs. Whatever she turns her mind to has an earthy and simplistic appeal, nothing too showy or sterile, but rather works that are imbued with the hand of the artist behind them.
Clementine Widdowson – de Pressigny: Ana can you tell me about growing up and studying in Serbia, and how youthink this has informed your work?
Ana Kras: Growing up in Serbia certainly did influence the way I am nowadays. Living in Serbia, you have to get used to a lot of unhappiness all around you, and many limits. The environment you grow up in makes you ask certain questions, and that leads your thoughts toward something you end up making.
CMWDP: What is important to you in terms of design?
AK: It’s important that I enjoy having that object around and that I enjoy using it. I like things that are simple and humble over very shiny and aggressive shapes. But that is how I feel for people and other things too, so it’s not so much about the design.
Read the full interview here.