Composition I - 30 X 44" - color ink and pen on paper

This is a drawing I finished about a week ago. Ink and pen on paper, 44' X 30" - Available for sale

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"Part of one", ink and pen on paper, 28" X 39.5", with backing 35" x 48"

Maria Astadjov - A Work In Progress


Maria Astadjov - A Work In Progress
Defining an Artistic Perspective
What is the basis for the bonds we form with others? How do we connect to our own inner selves and what do we find there? Are human beings driven primarily by passion and desire? Maria Astadjov is inspired to create images and forms that define these perspectives and capture them in shades that reflect a range of emotion, from ecstasy to despair.
How do we identify with the art we are exposed to? Maria Astadjov steers the imagination of viewers toward an internal source that transcends thought - that only likes and dislikes. The inspiration for her art is spontaneous, yet its development, lengthy. She methodically works to awaken our collective daydreams of, longing and solitude; union and isolation, apprehension and release.
The Process
Although her materials and methods vary, her process is focused and constant. So consistent, in fact, that she uses precise points within music to maintain the tone of a particular painting. Inspired by an eclectic array of songwriters that include icons Bob Dylan, Sting, Dire Straits, Sade, U2 and others she ensures the integrity of a work in progress by picking up where she left off in a song to organically recreate the mindset reserved for each piece. Each musical composition becomes linked to the preservation of her active creative process. When contemporary art combines this degree of sensory and conceptual commitment, the result is a visual form of intimate verse, disseminated through a universal interpretative language.
Formal Training / Work Experience / Exhibitions
Following extensive study and the completion of a Masters of Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria, Maria Astadjov travelled throughout Europe until she crossed the Atlantic to settle in Montreal in 1990. She quickly established her successful career in graphic design and contributed to Emmy award-winning animation developed for Cinar, the notable children's series' producers of television hits that include Caillou and Arthur.The years spent regulating her innate artistic passion only served to refine and fully develop her distinctive style. The completed works of Maria Astadjov range from startling black and color ink on paper, to illustrious mixed media and acrylic paintings on canvas. Exhibitions include showings at galleries across Quebec, New York, California, Europe and Japan.

Maria Astadjov - A Work In Progress


Maria Astadjov - A Work In Progress
Defining an Artistic Perspective
What is the basis for the bonds we form with others? How do we connect to our own inner selves and what do we find there? Are human beings driven primarily by passion and desire? Maria Astadjov is inspired to create images and forms that define these perspectives and capture them in shades that reflect a range of emotion, from ecstasy to despair.
How do we identify with the art we are exposed to? Maria Astadjov steers the imagination of viewers toward an internal source that transcends thought - that only likes and dislikes. The inspiration for her art is spontaneous, yet its development, lengthy. She methodically works to awaken our collective daydreams of, longing and solitude; union and isolation, apprehension and release.
The Process
Although her materials and methods vary, her process is focused and constant. So consistent, in fact, that she uses precise points within music to maintain the tone of a particular painting. Inspired by an eclectic array of songwriters that include icons Bob Dylan, Sting, Dire Straits, Sade, U2 and others she ensures the integrity of a work in progress by picking up where she left off in a song to organically recreate the mindset reserved for each piece. Each musical composition becomes linked to the preservation of her active creative process. When contemporary art combines this degree of sensory and conceptual commitment, the result is a visual form of intimate verse, disseminated through a universal interpretative language.
Formal Training / Work Experience / Exhibitions
Following extensive study and the completion of a Masters of Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria, Maria Astadjov travelled throughout Europe until she crossed the Atlantic to settle in Montreal in 1990. She quickly established her successful career in graphic design and contributed to Emmy award-winning animation developed for Cinar, the notable children's series' producers of television hits that include Caillou and Arthur.The years spent regulating her innate artistic passion only served to refine and fully develop her distinctive style. The completed works of Maria Astadjov range from startling black and color ink on paper, to illustrious mixed media and acrylic paintings on canvas. Exhibitions include showings at galleries across Quebec, New York, California, Europe and Japan.

Maria Astadjov - A Work In Progress


Maria Astadjov - A Work In Progress
Defining an Artistic Perspective
What is the basis for the bonds we form with others? How do we connect to our own inner selves and what do we find there? Are human beings driven primarily by passion and desire? Maria Astadjov is inspired to create images and forms that define these perspectives and capture them in shades that reflect a range of emotion, from ecstasy to despair.
How do we identify with the art we are exposed to? Maria Astadjov steers the imagination of viewers toward an internal source that transcends thought - that only likes and dislikes. The inspiration for her art is spontaneous, yet its development, lengthy. She methodically works to awaken our collective daydreams of, longing and solitude; union and isolation, apprehension and release.
The Process
Although her materials and methods vary, her process is focused and constant. So consistent, in fact, that she uses precise points within music to maintain the tone of a particular painting. Inspired by an eclectic array of songwriters that include icons Bob Dylan, Sting, Dire Straits, Sade, U2 and others she ensures the integrity of a work in progress by picking up where she left off in a song to organically recreate the mindset reserved for each piece. Each musical composition becomes linked to the preservation of her active creative process. When contemporary art combines this degree of sensory and conceptual commitment, the result is a visual form of intimate verse, disseminated through a universal interpretative language.
Formal Training / Work Experience / Exhibitions
Following extensive study and the completion of a Masters of Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria, Maria Astadjov travelled throughout Europe until she crossed the Atlantic to settle in Montreal in 1990. She quickly established her successful career in graphic design and contributed to Emmy award-winning animation developed for Cinar, the notable children's series' producers of television hits that include Caillou and Arthur.The years spent regulating her innate artistic passion only served to refine and fully develop her distinctive style. The completed works of Maria Astadjov range from startling black and color ink on paper, to illustrious mixed media and acrylic paintings on canvas. Exhibitions include showings at galleries across Quebec, New York, California, Europe and Japan.

Maria Astadjov - A Work In Progress


Maria Astadjov - A Work In Progress
Defining an Artistic Perspective
What is the basis for the bonds we form with others? How do we connect to our own inner selves and what do we find there? Are human beings driven primarily by passion and desire? Maria Astadjov is inspired to create images and forms that define these perspectives and capture them in shades that reflect a range of emotion, from ecstasy to despair.
How do we identify with the art we are exposed to? Maria Astadjov steers the imagination of viewers toward an internal source that transcends thought - that only likes and dislikes. The inspiration for her art is spontaneous, yet its development, lengthy. She methodically works to awaken our collective daydreams of, longing and solitude; union and isolation, apprehension and release.
The Process
Although her materials and methods vary, her process is focused and constant. So consistent, in fact, that she uses precise points within music to maintain the tone of a particular painting. Inspired by an eclectic array of songwriters that include icons Bob Dylan, Sting, Dire Straits, Sade, U2 and others she ensures the integrity of a work in progress by picking up where she left off in a song to organically recreate the mindset reserved for each piece. Each musical composition becomes linked to the preservation of her active creative process. When contemporary art combines this degree of sensory and conceptual commitment, the result is a visual form of intimate verse, disseminated through a universal interpretative language.
Formal Training / Work Experience / Exhibitions
Following extensive study and the completion of a Masters of Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria, Maria Astadjov travelled throughout Europe until she crossed the Atlantic to settle in Montreal in 1990. She quickly established her successful career in graphic design and contributed to Emmy award-winning animation developed for Cinar, the notable children's series' producers of television hits that include Caillou and Arthur.The years spent regulating her innate artistic passion only served to refine and fully develop her distinctive style. The completed works of Maria Astadjov range from startling black and color ink on paper, to illustrious mixed media and acrylic paintings on canvas. Exhibitions include showings at galleries across Quebec, New York, California, Europe and Japan.

Maria Astadjov - A Work In Progress


Maria Astadjov - A Work In Progress
Defining an Artistic Perspective
What is the basis for the bonds we form with others? How do we connect to our own inner selves and what do we find there? Are human beings driven primarily by passion and desire? Maria Astadjov is inspired to create images and forms that define these perspectives and capture them in shades that reflect a range of emotion, from ecstasy to despair.
How do we identify with the art we are exposed to? Maria Astadjov steers the imagination of viewers toward an internal source that transcends thought - that only likes and dislikes. The inspiration for her art is spontaneous, yet its development, lengthy. She methodically works to awaken our collective daydreams of, longing and solitude; union and isolation, apprehension and release.
The Process
Although her materials and methods vary, her process is focused and constant. So consistent, in fact, that she uses precise points within music to maintain the tone of a particular painting. Inspired by an eclectic array of songwriters that include icons Bob Dylan, Sting, Dire Straits, Sade, U2 and others she ensures the integrity of a work in progress by picking up where she left off in a song to organically recreate the mindset reserved for each piece. Each musical composition becomes linked to the preservation of her active creative process. When contemporary art combines this degree of sensory and conceptual commitment, the result is a visual form of intimate verse, disseminated through a universal interpretative language.
Formal Training / Work Experience / Exhibitions
Following extensive study and the completion of a Masters of Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria, Maria Astadjov travelled throughout Europe until she crossed the Atlantic to settle in Montreal in 1990. She quickly established her successful career in graphic design and contributed to Emmy award-winning animation developed for Cinar, the notable children's series' producers of television hits that include Caillou and Arthur.The years spent regulating her innate artistic passion only served to refine and fully develop her distinctive style. The completed works of Maria Astadjov range from startling black and color ink on paper, to illustrious mixed media and acrylic paintings on canvas. Exhibitions include showings at galleries across Quebec, New York, California, Europe and Japan.

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Maria Astadjov - A Work In Progress

Defining an Artistic Perspective What is the basis for the bonds we form with others? How do we connect to our own inner selves and what do we find there? Are human beings driven primarily by passion and desire? Maria Astadjov is inspired to create images and forms that define these perspectives and capture them in shades that reflect a range of emotion, from ecstasy to despair. How do we identify with the art we are exposed to? Maria Astadjov steers the imagination of viewers toward an internal source that transcends thought - that only likes and dislikes. The inspiration for her art is spontaneous, yet its development, lengthy. She methodically works to awaken our collective daydreams of, longing and solitude; union and isolation, apprehension and release. The Process Although her materials and methods vary, her process is focused and constant. So consistent, in fact, that she uses precise points within music to maintain the tone of a particular painting. Inspired by an eclectic array of songwriters that include icons Bob Dylan, Sting, Dire Straits, Sade, U2 and others she ensures the integrity of a work in progress by picking up where she left off in a song to organically recreate the mindset reserved for each piece. Each musical composition becomes linked to the preservation of her active creative process. When contemporary art combines this degree of sensory and conceptual commitment, the result is a visual form of intimate verse, disseminated through a universal interpretative language. Formal Training / Work Experience / Exhibitions Following extensive study and the completion of a Masters of Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria, Maria Astadjov travelled throughout Europe until she crossed the Atlantic to settle in Montreal in 1990. She quickly established her successful career in graphic design and contributed to Emmy award-winning animation developed for Cinar, the notable children's series' producers of television hits that include Caillou and Arthur. The years spent regulating her innate artistic passion only served to refine and fully develop her distinctive style. The completed works of Maria Astadjov range from startling black and color ink on paper, to illustrious mixed media and acrylic paintings on canvas. Exhibitions include showings at galleries across Quebec, New York, California, Europe and Japan.
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Maria Astadjov

2016-10-12

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Had to learn the basics before I got to this...
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Maria Astadjov

2016-10-12

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Found some drawings from high school and University...
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2016-10-12

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And I had to give a speech...
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Maria Astadjov

2016-10-12

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Most important with mom...
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Nina Gleize 
2016-10-12
You are so cute together! :)




Maria Astadjov

2016-10-12

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My journey to Bulgaria... Preparing my exhibition.
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Maria Astadjov

2016-09-19

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Going within... #artistatwork #Montreal
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Richard Kastleman 
2016-09-19
Maria's work is so unique, creative intertwined with her Completely unique imaginationand ability to put it on campus in the most illustrative method

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2016-09-19
Canvas




Maria Astadjov

2016-09-19

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Clearing my head ... For sale - happy Monday everyone :) #artist #Montreal
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Maria Astadjov

2016-09-14

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A little bit about my artistic process... How do we identify with the art we are exposed to? I attempt through my work to steer the imagination of viewers toward an internal source that transcends thought - that only likes and dislikes. My inspiration for my art is spontaneous, yet its development, lengthy. I work methodically to awaken our collective daydreams of, longing and solitude; union and isolation, apprehension and release. #artforsale #Montreal
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Maria Astadjov

2016-09-14

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More pics from the event #Montreal #artist
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Maria Astadjov

2016-09-12

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Chatting with the crowd #vernissage #Montreal #artist
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Maria Astadjov

2016-09-12

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More pics from my event #Montreal #artistineurope
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Maria Astadjov

2016-09-09

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Opening of my event !
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Eric N Roseman 
2016-09-09
Fantastic, Maria!

Domenico Ciarallo 
2016-09-09
Good Luck Maria!




Maria Astadjov

2016-09-07

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Getting ready for my event in my home town across the big pond !!
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Maria Astadjov 
2016-09-07
Thank you all! It wasn't easy to come up with an idea to hang drawings on paper without frames but I did...

Maria Astadjov 
2016-09-07
Thanks everyone !

Nina Gleize 
2016-09-07
Wow... Fantastic! I wished I was there...

Tracy Schneider-Dauner 
2016-09-07
Good luck and enjoy your time there.

Eric N Roseman 
2016-09-07
Looks great! Good luck, Maria!




Maria Astadjov

2016-09-05

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Art as a full body experience ... #Montreal #artist
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Richard Kastleman 
2016-09-05
Arrive OK! All pics in good order?

Richard Kastleman 
2016-09-05
Your toes🤔




Maria Astadjov

2016-09-02

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Mystery messages - my favorite.. Guesses are welcome... ;) #Montreal #artist
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Maria Astadjov 
2016-09-02
Right on!!! :((

Travis Griffith 
2016-09-02
Post-shower, pre-dressing, a figure realizes they've wasted far too much of their life.

Carrie Stevenson 
2016-09-02
It looks like someone suffering from a loss or depression, beautiful piece!

Anne Dubord 
2016-09-02
So far my favorite too! Nice work Maria! Love everything about that one!

Travis Griffith 
2016-09-02
Lament can be beautiful :)




Maria Astadjov

2016-08-31

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Getting ready for my workday ...Hope you have a good one too !! #artistatwork #artforsale #Montreal
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Maria Astadjov

2016-08-29

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Touch is essential ... #Montreal #art
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Maria Astadjov

2016-08-26

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Change happens from the inside out ... Do you agree ?? #Montreal #artist
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Todor Yordanov 
2016-08-26
Did I say thompsonlandry.com when are you here?




Maria Astadjov

2016-08-25

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Earth tones ... - Change is good... #Art #Montreal
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Maria Astadjov

2016-08-24

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For Sale - Contact me to learn more ! #Montreal #art
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Maria Astadjov

2016-08-23

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What do you see ?? #artistatwork #Montreal
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Maria Astadjov 
2016-08-23
there is no wrong answer - your interpretation is right - as you see it - love these answers <3 - thanks everyone !

Steve Hay 
2016-08-23
The Unseen Hand(s) at work in the realm of spirit, The True Self in the center heals, invites, and integrates parts of her own fragmented self, which include all who suffer and Love. This is the ethereal plane of consciousness both collective and individual, while the figure below on the "physical" plane (or earth?) at first seems in distress and pain but is actually bending over helping someone which is why we are here. Totally silent and possibly mute as if to say she who knows does not speak, and she who speaks does not know.

Alberto Riccio 
2016-08-23
Birth

Anne Dubord 
2016-08-23
People hugging!

Diane Villeneuve 
2016-08-23
Something gorgeous.




Steven Lamb

2016-08-22
Lele Maria, kak go pravi6 tozi nomer, kolkoto po goljama porastva6 tolkova po hubava i talantliva stava6. Svilen


Maria Astadjov

2016-08-19

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And now for something a little different ... What do you see ?? #artistatwork #Montreal #art
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Tracy Schneider-Dauner 
2016-08-19
Love this one

Travis Griffith 
2016-08-19
Crying/praying fetus in a womb.




Maria Astadjov

2016-08-17

Timeline Photos

Which emotion do you see first ? #artistatwork #Montreal
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Maria Astadjov 
2016-08-17
I didn't mean to make it said. It came out that way I suppose...

Alexei Kazakov 
2016-08-17
very desirable tears being eating by lonely lustful tears-eater ...kidding, it's sadness, isn't it?)