The Sofia Art Gallery presents Stoyan Illiev on his 70th anniversary. The exposition has a retrospective nature and includes paintings and sculptures from 1965 to the beginning of the year 2004.
Stoyan Illiev belongs to that generation of Bulgarian authors who entered artistic life in the 60’s of the 20th century and is committed with significant changes in our art.
With his very first artistic works of monumental impact, he attracted the audience’s attention.
Since mid-60’s, he has been a participant in a variety of joint art exhibitions and has organized one-man shows and since 1970 he has participated in graphic art, illustration and book layout exhibitions in Bulgaria, Italy, France, Russia, Czechoslovakia.
His inclination towards the monumental and conditional in the shape and color, towards the structure, the relief, the volume, the plane, the power and vibrations of the tint leads him to the creation of ceramic tessellations, wall paintings, sgraffito or wooden sculpture.