Sometimes the name of a painting is born before the painting. Sometimes the play of words inspires the play of colours.
I love them both. I love the game.
Beauty is all around us, even when fleeting. Ephemeric like the meteor shower or the charm of the butterfly. We just need to nurture our appreciation for those momentary experiences.
Paintings from this project inspired a limited selection of wines from the Wine&Art project of sommelier Krassimir Andreev.
Incredibly impressed by the photographs of Carl Blossfeldt, I was working on those canvases literally borrowing his subjects. As an artist you could get jealous when someone before you has managed to visualise perfection in a way you wish to be first. One of my teachers.
TIED UP EXHIBITION
An impossible to translate play on words in this exhibition. The ties in it are absolutely different, of course. My collection of ties was just an excuse to have another look into that multi-colour universe.
The family who ordered those three paintings wished them to be painted with a subtle reminder they are in a home of Christians. They have three daughters, therefore there are five windows on the paintings. The parents and their children are the windows open to the world. As the canvases are in the dining room, the still life’s suggest references to two of Christ’s miracles: feeding of the people with two fish and five breads and turning water into wine.
This is the mosaic icon at the lighthouse of the city harbor. Varna, the city where I work and live. The project as well as its scale 1:1 drawing are my work. This is the first thing that greets people arriving from the sea. I have worked with the requirements of the orthodox canon.
THE SECOND HAND