Katerina Mandarik was born in Skopje. She lives and works in Strasbourg. Few years ago she rediscovered her childhood passion: painting. Enjoyment and experimenting are the words describing the best her painting, and the following paragraph written by Julio Cortazar ‘reveals’ the source of her inspiration:
« When the door opens and I lean over the stairwell, I’ll know that the street begins down there; not the already accepted matrix, not the familiar houses, not the hotel across the street, that busy wilderness which can tumble upon me like a magnolia any minute, where the faces will come to life when I look at them, when I just go a little bit further, when I smash minutely against the pie dough of the glass brick and stake my life while I press forward step by step to go pick up the newspaper at the corner. » (Instruction Manual – Julio Cortazar).