Лого на Софийска Градска Художествена Галерия
Анимация по време на зареждане


MEETING POINT Samuil Stoyanov Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

18 December 2003 - 15 January 2004


 

Opposite or complementing, incompatible or logically interrelated are the paintings in this exhibition? The fact that on one canvas two formally anonymous images are situated does not always mean that they do not have a unified logic. “Vecherni novini” (“The Evening News”) contradicts one “accidentally caught frame” from the street traffic to another “accidentally caught frame” from the news of the Katar television. But maybe nothing is accidental. Under what logic “Rocko and Rock” combine the portrait of a Bulgarian boy and American actor? The narrative of the works is apparent, but there are many alternative possibilities for new “reading” and interpretations, which increase with each subsequent look. Maybe the laconic contradiction of formal values in a “Picture without a name” is far less definite.

Daniela Radeva
Curator 







GEORGI BOYADJIEV - BOYADJANA Jubilee exhibition paintings and plastic art

11 December 2003 - 25 January 2004


 

The exposition includes 69 paintings and 10 sculptures and is of retrospective nature - from 1960 to the first days of December 2003. 







MEETING POINT Svetlana Todorova PASSIONS

02 December 2003 - 16 December 2003


 

Svetlana Todorova’s “Passions” installation represents a modern and original photographic vision. Her versatile interests in the field of visual art, the free experimenting and the mastering of different means of expression logically lead her to the creation of a specific, very individual author’s style in accord with the contemporary time.
The passions and feelings, the complex relations, the internal file of the person are the fundamental issue she is interested in – this eternal subject which she manages to interpret her own intriguing way. The human face and his expressive strength completely absorb her attention. The face, always realistically expressed, is taken out of the real environment and time and is embraced in an atmosphere reminding a surrealistic dream where unexpectedly incompatible elements interlace: flowers, fish, blond locks of hair, gypsum masks, metal chains, thin cut plaits... 

Stefania Yanakieva
Curator 







HOLIDAY! Painting from the gallery collection

01 December 2003 - 31 December 2003


 

This exposition is dedicated to Christmas and New Year celebrations. Through it Sofia City Art Gallery would like to greet its viewers and wishes them good mood and many new meetings with art. 

The exhibition features 27 paintings of canvass by 19 Bulgarian artists. The paintings are selected on a thematic principle and each depicts a celebration: wedding, birth, motherhood, play, carnival, horo dancing, Sunday, vernissage and others. The diversity of topics, the originality of interpretations and the uniqueness of the artistic style have created a rich in suggestions exposition. It is full of joy, optimism, and positive attitude towards life. 







STANISLAV PAMUKCHIEV '93 - '03

04 November 2003 - 30 November 2003


 

The exhibition of Stanislav Pamukchiev is a synthesis of his creative search during the past ten years. It features works that best express the author and most thoroughly disclose his credo. In the gallery’s halls works from the five main cycles can be seen: Ashes /1993-1996/, Precipitated time /1998/, Spaces /1999/, Relicts /2000/, Passing /2001-2003/. The author’s aim is the separate stages to be shown, the change of language form figuratively expressive to informal to be underlined, to be traced the directing towards the object and spatial composition and the return to the figurative. 







THE WORLDS OF ZLATYO BOYADJIEV (1903-1976)

02 October 2003 - 21 October 2003


For the 100th jubilee dedicated to the birth of the artist Zlatyo Boyadjiev, the SAG presents an exhibition with 35 works from the 40s, 60s, and 70s of the 20th century. 







Svetlin Roussev Painting and Drawings Selected 1949 - 2003

14 June 2003 - 30 July 2003


 

The exhibition at the SAG has a retrospective nature and includes the period 1949 - 2003. The paintings presented show characteristic and important stages in the development of Svetlin Roussev as an artist for more than half century. 







VASSIL SIMITCIEV

08 May 2003 - 05 June 2003


 

Vassil Simitchiev was born on 25 June 1938 in Sofia. In 1962, he graduated sculpture from the Academy of Arts in Sofia at the studio of Professor Lubomir Dalchev. In Bulgaria, he worked in the area of the decorative -monumental. 

He has been working and living in Sweden since 1975. He became popular with his conceptual projects, part of which found their implementation into monumental scale. The Glass Pier (1985) and the Bridge (1996) have categorically established him as a strong creative individuality not only in Sweden. Critique qualifies him as the most distinctive and interesting artist not only in Sweden. He is impervious to –isms and commercial modernism. The artist was awarded with the Culture prize of Malmö in 1982. 

He has worked in the area of performance and video. 

The exhibition of Vassil Simitchiev at the Sofia Art Gallery is his first one-man exhibition in his hometown. The works shown by the artist have been especially meant for the gallery’s space. 







THE RESURRECTED MESSAGES OF WILLIAM O. WATSON

11 April 2003 - 20 April 2003


 

William Watson was born on 17.04.1894 in the town of Pelsley, England. During World War I he was an officer. He remained in the Allied mission in Bulgaria and then he settled in Bulgaria. William Watson had higher education of a textile engineer. In 1931, he became stockowner and a representative of Bulgaria OOD, Kazanluk for production and trade with threads and textiles. 

In 1924, he married Theodora Popova – daughter of the regional governor of Varna Vassil Popov. After1930 the Watson family settled in Sofia in the house of Professor Al. Balan, N 4 Kliment Ohridski Street. In that period until 1939 William Watson created numerous paintings-portraits, landscapes form Sofia, Bansko, the Byala river, the region of Rousse, the Vit river, Ribaritza, Rilski Monastery, Preobrajenski Monastery, Samokov, Haskovo, Varna, the Danube river, the Lake of Devnya, Aladja Monstery and others.He created series of compositions from the urban and rural lifestyle, thematic still-life and painting canvasses depicting circus scenes, dressmaking shops, urban markets, streets and others. The art of eng. William Watson is remarkable with its diversity in genres. He created paintings in the classic technique of oil painting and pertinence to the realistic reflection of nature. 

Plamena Dimitrova-Racheva







EMILIA PANAYOTOVA Painting

09 April 2003 - 20 April 2003


 

The paintings of Emiliya Panayotova can be defined as both as landscapes and abstract works. The viewer can discover hints for nature but also worlds different than the real one. According to the painter, ‘landscape in painting is probably the most attractive expressive means’. The basic origins such as air and water can be traced in each canvass. The feeling of vastness or restlessness implies the different conditions of the spirit and provocations of the mental. In these pieces of nature could be found feelings, moods, existential dilemmas that can hardly found an answer or do not find such at all. The common linking point is found in the idea of endlessness, despite the reoccurrence of the separate happening in nature and its projection in the infinity of the universe.





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