17 February 2006 - 19 March 2006
Genko Genkov is one of the most eminent Bulgarian artists known for his striking personality and rebellious spirit. His last one-man exhibition was held in 1993. Today, thirteen years later, Sofia Art Gallery is displaying some works of his created in the period between 2002 and 2006. The exposition includes portraits and landscapes in oil and water-colour which show the latest stage in his artistic development.
STOYAN RANGELOV Paintings and Drawings
19 January 2006 - 12 February 2006
The name of Stoyan Rangelov is barely known to the general Bulgarian public. The artist was born in 1911 in the village of Draintsi near Trun. In 1929 he entered the Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia. In 1934 he graduated from the Painting Department under Prof. Nikola Marinov and the Decorative Arts Departmant under Prof. Nikolai Rainov. Upon graduating with honours, Stoyan Rangelov earned a specialization scholarship and left for Germany and Italy. He died in Sofia in 1949.
Vaska Emanouilova. The Life of Form Exhibition dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the artist
22 December 2005 - 28 February 2006
Vaska Emanuilova is one of the milestones of modern Bulgarian sculpture. She is the first waman-sculptor to leave a blazing trail in our art. Vaska Emanuilova achieved impressive results in portrait, nude, genre composition and history-inspired scenes. Her choice to work mainly with terracotta made this material the emblem of her art. In addition the artist produced scores of drawings and watercolors.
Luben Stoev. Social Services Kitchen Installations and drawings
15 December 2005 - 15 January 2006
Luben Stoev was born in 1939 in Sofia. In 1963 graduated Graphic Art from the Academy of Fine Arts, Dresden, under Professor Leah Grundig. He has been working in the field of graphics, drawings, painting and installation.
PHOTOGRAPHS FROM CHINA painting, drawings, objects, calligraphy
08 December 2005 - 16 December 2005
The works of Gredi Assa, Asadur Markarov and Valery Chakalov were created particularly for the present exhibition “Photographs” from China. They express a creative reaction to what was felt and seen in China – the peculiar mystical scenery, the mentality of Chinese people, their smiles and diligence, the magic of Chinese art – calligraphy, painting, black and white drawing, sculpture, printings.
25 November 2005 - 16 December 2005
In 2056 together with the celebration of 100 years of Milko Pavlov an attempt for the reconstruction of milkopavlovthebigpictures 2012-2030 from November 2005 at the Sofia Art Gallery in Sofia City, Bulgaria. The first real time discrepancy dates from the autumn of 2004. Images from 2019 and 2026 appeared as early as December and in January 2005, pictures from 2012 appeared and then followed more, dated 2016 and 2029. Thus, Resentimenti and Navigare appeared. In addition to them, parts of the Anamnesia cycle from 2003 are shown.
LYUBEN GENOV. ACOUSTICALLY
17 November 2005 - 11 December 2005
For the past few years, Lyuben Genov has influenced the Bulgarian artistic space with his audacious abstract compositions, preference for complicated hues of color and large-scale canvasses letting him to completely spread out his ideas.
ASEN VASSILIEV 105 years from his birth painting, drawings, documents
10 November 2005 - 16 December 2005
Asen Vassilliev was born on 2 June 1900, in the town of Kustendil. In 1925, he graduated painting from the National Academy of Arts in Sofia under the Professors: Dimitar Gyudjenov, Nikola Ganushev, Stefan Ivanov and Nikola Marinov. 1926 – 1940: works as a secondary school teacher in Berkovitza, Shumen and Sofia. 1957 – 1959: an assistant-director of the Institute of Art History at the BAS /Bulgarian Academy of Science/. Since 1974 –Professor at the National Academy of Arts in Sofia; member of the ‘Union of Contemporary Art’ and one of the founders of the Union of Bulgarian Artists in Bulgaria.
MEETING POINT Assia Kovanova and Kamen Tanev. Genesis
09 November 2005 - 30 November 2005
Shape formation is the basic matter in Kamen Tanev’s creative work. The process of its differentiation in space follows its own inner logic. The latest trend in the sculptor’s artistic groping comes one step closer to the liberation of the shape from its creator’s will. As a perfect container, the sphere reincarnates the idea best. The spherical elements initially popped out in the author’s consciousness when he looked at tennis balls closed in vacuum. They evoke the impression of something organic, of a unique life form. Kamen has begun to explore these shapes in different types of space and in varying scales. In the present exhibition, the author is aiming at the maximum closeness with nature serving as the most suitable context for perception of its organic creatures. The metamorphoses they go through have been ‘shot’ by Assia Kovanova. The video allows the tracing of the shape-creation process forming a significant and inseparable part of the life of completed shapes in the exposition. The stages of their self-identification suggest that this phase may not be the last one.
LIUBEN DIMANOV painting, prints, drawings
02 November 2005 - 23 November 2005
Liuben Dimanov was born in 1933 in the town Knezha. In 1959 he graduated in ‘Decorative Monumental Arts’ from the National Academy of Arts in Sofia, under Professor Bogdanov. The painter has become permanently interested in graphic art, illustration and drawing. In the same time he has been working in the field of painting and mural-monumental art. He has been an active participant in international life since the time of his graduation – he took part in the Youth Biennale in Paris in 1961, 1963, 1965, and in the graphic art biennales in Ljubljana, London, Rome, Australia, Moscow, Sao Paulo.
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