You are very actively taking part in plein-air events and festivals; is this the way for a young artist not only to develop, but also to make an impression?
It is important for young artists to find ways to show their art, because it must be seen. There are many opportunities, and each artist must choose their own way of doing it. It is important to be able to weigh up where the presentation of our art would be most suitable.
Do your teachers in Germany encourage your creative pursuits?
I must say that, fortunately for me, I have always had good teachers. For an artist to make progress in the early years of their education, it is important to chance on a suitable teacher with whom to work and develop. And now, in Germany, this is again the case—something I am extremely happy about. Discussions about my projects with my professor are completely free and easy, and she somehow always knows what to say to develop my ideas and how to set me thinking about what I do.
What motivated you to apply for the National Prize in support of young talent in contemporary arts and science?
As I already mentioned, it is important for young artists to be active and find ways to show their art. Although I do not currently live in Bulgaria, I continue taking an interest in the artistic life in our country and should like to be a part of it. The National Prize in support of young talent in contemporary arts and science would provide this opportunity and help me show my work.
Ana Kostova’s video presentation can be viewed here: