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Ana Kraš: Shy gestures

The Serbian-born artist and designer reveals the origins of her inspiration and the everyday poetry of a creative life

The work of Serbian-born artist Ana Kraš gained international attention beginning when she was a young girl. As a student in Belgrade without the benefit of computers, she often made prototypes and designs by hand, a habit informing her practice up to the present. Kraš's approach to design is refreshingly simple – to make user-friendly objects requiring minimal production. Approaching design this way allows her to focus on small details that add a playful twist to otherwise modest pieces. Kraš may be best known for her “Bon Bon” lamps, painstakingly made by hand, in a process that is a meditation to her. She is attracted to combinations and aesthetics not considered conventionally pretty, though you'd never see that in the final product. In her film for She’s Mercedes, Kraš takes us into the private world of her creativity, her studio, her romance, and New York City itself, the metropolis she now calls home. Learn more about Ana Kraš here.

The Serbian-born artist and designer reveals the origins of her inspiration and the everyday poetry of a creative life