Vlado Kostov Vace (1967) graduated from the Applied Arts School “Lazar Licenoski” in Skopje and has shaped his artistic outlook under the influence of the renowned painter Dimitar Manev.
After graduation, in 1987, he went to London, to the Hollywood Road Film Production animations and cartoons studio, working as drawing artist, collaborating with Darko Markovic.
In 2005 Kostov discovered his authentic expression, embodied into a subtle construction of scrap materials, expressing the sensibility of the great saxophone player Parker.
With this sculpture, he participated in the multimedia project Homage to Charlie Parker, together with Aljosa Simjanovski on piano and the Balkan saxophone player Goce Micanov.
In his works he metamorphs the ugly and the useless into an aesthetic form, and therefore the critics consider him among the artists of paradoxical invention.