Wednesday, November 4, 2020

chris beekman: de stijl defector*

 table decoration (abstract), 1918 

in 2017 the stedelijk museum shed light for the first time onto the work of chris beekman (1887 – 1964). none or very little can be found about this artist and radical left activist in literary sources concerned with de stijl. beekman's views were not compatible with the apolitical nature of the avant-garde art movement. after a couple of years searching for an universal expression of his ideas he renounced abstraction and turned to conventional realism, hence the title of the exhibition*. the above reproductions are a bunch of his most spectacular findings made between 1918 and 1920 before he eternally plunged into the figurative ocean.

Friday, August 7, 2020

beyond the horizon, varna city art gallery


the first collaborative project between varna city art gallery and nonsofia inaugurates the research of several authors in the field of geometric abstraction. what they have in common is the fact that, although of different generations and popularity, they were all born or raised near the seaside. as it is clear from the title itself, the exhibition explores the cognitive impact of the horizon as a metaphysical category on the artists’ imagination, or in other words, on their conceptual thinking.

following an intuitive passion for reduction in their creative expression – which exploits the means of painting, drawing, photography, ceramics and lithography – the participants elaborate on some rather unorthodox domains when it comes to bulgarian aesthetic traditions. hence, concepts which have long existed in the terminology of the international avant-garde movements such as: concrete, non-objective, optical and abstract-expressionist - are being brought to the fore.

the main reason behind the realisation of this show are the educational workshops for children which are planned to be held with participants aged between 5 and 11. the children will get to know and apply the principles of geometric art in their work. classes will emphasise on colour theory, the variety of techniques presented in the exhibition, the ability of the individual to express statements and take part in debate, i.e. to treat others with respect, etc.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

георги димитров: абсолютна любов


ето тук можете да разгледате онлайн-изложбата 'абсолютна любов', включваща 33 творби на георги димитров, показани за пръв път през 2019 г. в галерия харом хет, будапеща. 

проектът се осъществява по инициативата 'солидарност в културата' на столична община и с подкрепата на национален фонд 'култура'.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

views from orthogonal18: export 2


the all-bulgarian orthogonal18 visited burgas city art gallery between 18 july and 17 august 2019. export 2 presented the works of the same artist line-up shown at ikkp kunsthaus rehau in 2018.

in order of appearance: ivan shumanov, petar dochev, nikolay petkov, georgi yanakiev, adriana czernin, nikolay diulgheroff, maria chakarova, georgi dimitrov, krasimira stikar.

installation photos by georgi kostov and georgi dimitrov.

Monday, October 1, 2018

views from orthogonal18: export 1


orthogonal's fourth edition took place between 21 september and 3 november 2018 at ikkp / kunsthaus rehau, germany. historically, this is the first group show of bulgarian geometric art abroad. the exhibition presented the work of 9 bulgarian artists of all generations since modern times till present day. it included oil painting, drawing, animation, collage and serigraphy.

in order of appearance: georgi dimitrov, georgi yanakiev, nikolay petkov, maria chakarova, ivan shumanov, krasimira stikar, petar dochev, adriana czernin, nikolay diulgheroff.

installation photos by georgi dimitrov and kamen kalev.