This exhibition is connected with the 70th anniversary of the great Bulgarian painter. It includes 82 drawings, watercolors and pastel, created from1977 to 1993. Among them, there is the cycle of 30 erotic ink drawings created in the period from 1981 to 1985 and are shown to the audience for the first time.
The drawing always had a special place in the Yoan Leviev’s rich and artistic course of life of versatile and dynamic creative activity. Looking for revelation, an intimate confession and at the same time- a correction of his personal achievements and a bridge to new plastic discoveries, the painter finds in painting a pure and independent way towards creative expression.
The ‘Drawings in Private’ exhibition is an attempt to come near, and with respect and compassion, to the intimate world of the creator, in the silence where the roots of his profuse and vivid art are.