The exhibition includes some of Dimitar Kazakov’s so far non-displayed works from the privatecollection of Bohem Art Gallery. There will be presented works from different creative periods of the author dating from the late sixties, the seventies, eighties and nineties of the 20th century. The collection comprises graphics, pastels, water-colours, gouache works and paintings. What is of special interest and accentuates the exhibition is the black-and-white mixed graphic technique called by the author himself “neronographics” after his popular nickname.
Dimitar Kazakov was born in 1933 (he died in 1992). In 1965 he graduated in graphics from the National Art Academy under Professor Evtim Tomov. He worked on paintings, graphics, drawings, ceramics and monumental wood plastic pieces. In his works he gives a unique rendering of typical Bulgarian folklore themes and elaborates on the features of some universal personages. His preferences are directed mainly towards the genre compositions inspired by everyday life. He also shows interest in depicting the spiritual world of his characters. Throughout the years Kazakov builds up his personal decorative-linear style, which is easily recognizable notwithstanding the technique he applies.
Bohem Art Gallery was opened in 2006. Its work is directed towards the serious professional setting up of a collection of eminent Bulgarian artists’ works. For a short period the gallery has managed to form the collections of Dechko Uzunov and Atanas Yaranov. This is the first private gallery in Bulgaria which Sofia Art Gallery has been cooperating with in its desire to make the public more familiar with the famous artist Dimitar Kazakov.